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E-Safety Day 11th Feb 2014

E-Safety Day 11th Feb 2014

Our Parents had a talk on

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.

Simple rules for keeping your child safe

To keep your child safe they should:

 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 nick name)

 Never give out any personal information about themselves, friends or 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.

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