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Internet Safety

All computers in the academy are web filtered by Virgin Media to ensure appropriate websites.

However it has come to our attention that some children, unknown to their parents, are accessing inappropriate and offensive images via the internet using Google Sites and YouTube.

We would strongly advise you monitor and talk to your child about what they access, and the best practice is to keep the computer in a family room, not a child’s bedroom.

Have a look at the excellent safety website http://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/ It has sections for children aged 5-7, 8-10, 11-16 with some excellent videos, as well as resources for parents.

'The Safer Internet Centre - https://www.saferinternet.org.uk/ - is a great site offering information and support in their Advice Centre. There is also a hotline, on which you can contact someone regarding concerns for your children.

There is also lots of information about 'Safer Internet Day' - https://www.saferinternet.org.uk/safer-internet-day - which Noel Park Primary School will be taking part in on Tuesday 6th February 2018.


 Some top tips:

  1. Contact your internet provider e.g. Virgin Media, have an option to filter or block websites that are not child friendly.

  2. Keep the device where you can see what they are looking at and regularly check that restrictions and passwords on all devices and apps are up-to-date.

  3. Remind them not to share personal information or speak to anyone they do not know.

  4. They only use websites that an adult has vetted.

  5. Remind them to treat everyone kindly and report those who are being unkind to their trusted adult.

 

Remember:

You should only be using Facebook and Instagram if you are 13 years old and over.

 

We hope this information proves useful and that by arming ourselves with knowledge we can work together to keep our children safe. If you have any useful links or information please contact the school office.

 

  
NSPCC

We are pleased to announce that Noel Park Primary School have agreed to sign up to the NSPCC's (National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children) 'Speak out. Stay Safe' programme. They will be delivering a series of assemblies and workshops about keeping your children safe on the internet, over the coming months. We will be sending out letters giving dates very soon. Alana Warner from the NSPCC said 'I would like to thank you for agreeing to work with our Speak out. Stay safe programme. Our ambition is to help every child in the UK and Channel Islands stay safe – so it’s wonderful that your school is helping us achieve this vision.

Meanwhile, here are some very helpful links to give you advice and information about keeping 'E-safe' :-
This is a document about 'Share Aware'

http://www.nspcc.org.uk/globalassets/documents/advice-and-info/share-aware.pdf


The NSPCC have a partnership with O2 with a website all about keeping your child safe online


https://www.nspcc.org.uk/what-we-do/about-us/partners/nspcc-o2-online-safety-partnership/


https://www.nspcc.org.uk/services-and-resources/


They also recommend that children use Childline for advice and support when they have worries or concerns about their safety.

Childline.org.uk/buddy


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Christina Walker,
19 Jan 2015, 05:15