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Online Safety

The internet and technology are now an essential part of everyday life both for us and our children, therefore keeping safe online is essential.

This page is here to help support and help parents and carers to keep their children safe on the internet.

Top Online Safety Tips for Parents:

  • Make sure that you know when your child is online.
  • Set clear expectations for your children with regards to using the internet, i.e. they should only access parent-approved sites.  
  • Keep the computer in a family area not in the child's bedroom.
  • Use 'child lock' or filter settings on your Web browser to help prevent unsuitable site access by your child.
  • Regularly supervise the sites your child is visiting - through using the history or asking them to show you what they are doing. 
  • Encourage your child to use their Favourites list to access the sites you have approved to prevent accidental entry to unsuitable sites
  • Teach your child to switch the monitor off or close the laptop lid, then fetch or tell you if something unsuitable appears on the screen. This is what we do in school.
  • Make sure you are aware that some websites have age limits to protect children, ensure that your child abides by these. 
  • Keep all personal details private and be aware of stranger danger.
  • Set time limits for your children when using technology as the longer children spend on the internet at one time the more likely they are to be somewhere they shouldn't. 
  • Above all, encourage your child to talk to you about the web sites and electronic devices they are using at home and school.
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