Children at Northill CofE VA Lower School use the internet on a regular basis as part of their learning. Technology enhances learning and we want to ensure pupils get the most from it, by encouraging responsible online behaviour.
In school, we use a filtering system to prevent children accessing inappropriate sites. We embed online safety into our curriculum, teaching the children the importance of keeping themselves safe online.
At home, children can sometimes be given unsupervised access to the internet. This, potentially, allows them to access all kinds of society (both good and bad) and bring them virtually into their homes.
Here are some tips and useful links to help you to keep your children safe online:
Talk to your child about what they are doing online and, if possible, set up your computer in a shared area at home so that you can all share in the wonderful sites that are available.
Facebook/bebo/Myspace: Many of these sites have a minimum age limit of 13, so our pupils should NOT be using them.
Explore this site Think U Know with your child to make online safety a topic of discussion in your home.