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Simple rules for keeping your child safe:

  • ask permission before using the internet and discuss what websites they are using
  • only use websites you have chosen together or a child-friendly search engine
  • only email people they know,(why not consider setting up an address book?)
  • ask permission before opening an email sent by someone they don't know
  • not use their real name when using games or websites on the internet,(create a nickname)
  • never give out any personal information about themselves, friends,family online including home address,phone or mobile number
  • never arrange to meet someone they have "met" on the internet without talking to an adult first always take an adult and meet in a public place
  • never tell someone they don't know where they go to school or post any pictures of themselves in school uniform
  • only use a webcam with people they know
  • tell you immediately if they see anything they are unhappy with

Using these rules

Go through these rules with your child and pin them up near to the computer.it is also a good ides to regularly check the internet sites your child is visiting e.g. by clicking on history and favorites.Please reassure your child that you want to keep them safe rather than take internet access away from them. Create a dialogue and a realationship of mutual respect as far as the internet is concernd

For further infomation go to:

CEOP:www.ceop.gov.uk

Think U know:www.thinkuknow.co.uk

Childnet:www.childnet-int.org

Using the internet safely at home

Whilst many Internet Service Providers offer filtering systems and tools to help you safeguard your child at home, it remains surprisingly easy for children to access inappropriate material including unsuitable text, pictures and movies. Parents are advised to set the security levels within Internet Explorer or other browsers with this in mind. Locating the computer in a family area where possible, not a bedroom will enable you to supervise your son or daughter as they use the Internet. Also consider mobile phones and games consoles and other devices that can access the internet. However, don't deny them the opportunity to learn from and enjoy the wide variety of material and games available on the Internet. Instead discuss with them some simple rules for keeping safe online and making sure they understand their importance

How your child uses ICT at school

ICT in schools is taught as a subject in its own right and also supports children's learning in other subjects, including English and mathematics. Within ICT and other lessons children learn to use a wide range of ICT including: Word Processing to write stories, poems or letters Databases to record information Spreadsheets to create tables, charts and graphs Desktop Publishing to design posters, leaflets or cards Multimedia Presentation to present text, pictures, sound and video Drawing Programs to create pictures and designs Internet and CD-ROMs to find information Email to contact children and teachers Digital Cameras to record what they have done in class or on a visit Electronic Sensors to record changes in light, sound and temperature Controllable Robots to give instructions and make something happen Simulations to explore real and imaginary situations Website Publishing to present ideas over the Internet Video Conferencing to share ideas or ask an expert

Benefits of ICT at home

How we know that using ICT at home can help.

Many studies have looked at the benefits of having access to a computer and/or the Internet at home. Here are some of the key findings:

  • used effectively, ICT can improve children's achievement
  • using ICT at home and at school develops skills for life
  • children with supportive and involved parents and carers do better at school
  • children enjoy using ICT
  • using ICT provides access to a wider and more flexible range of learning materials.

Some useful websites

When searching the Internet we recommend you use one of the following child friendly search engines:

Ask Jeeves for kids: www.askkids.com

Yahoo! Kids:www.kids.yahoo.com

CBBC Search:www.bbc.co.uk/cbbc/search

Kidsclick:www.kidsclick.org

National Education Network:www.nen.gov.uk/tandl

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For more info about E-Safety please visit the following websites:

https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/teachers/resources/

http://parentinfo.org/

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