Internet Safety

 

To help protect your child on the Internet

Remember the

GOLDEN RULES
 

Ground rules

  • Agree how the internet should be used in your home
     
  • Keep information private - think would I tell this to a stranger?
     
  • Agree rules about online 'friends' in the offline world
     
  • If you wouldn't say it offline don't say it online
     
  • If it's not acceptable in offline it shouldn't be acceptable online
     
  • Remember information posted online can be viewed by anyone - employer, university, etc.
 

 Online safety

  • Use anti-virus and parental monitoring systems
     
  • Know where to get advice - see below
     
  • Active security and privacy settings
     
  • Take special care with webcams - think who else might see me?
 

 Location

  • Internet access should be in a family room, rather than a bedroom for young children
     
  • Know that Internet access can be gained by the use of other devices; such as gaming consoles, mobile phones or the neighbours wireless Internet connection
 

 Dialogue

  • Talk to your child about their Internet use
     
  • If you think your child knows more about the Internet - ask them
     
  • Encourage them to talk to you if they have a problem or feel uncomfortable
 

Keeping Safe is Simple on Social Networking Sites:

  • Always keep your profile private
     
  • Never accept friends you don't know in the real world
     
  • Never post anything which could reveal your identity
     
  • Never agree to meet somebody you only know online without telling a trusted adult
     
  • Always tell someone if you feel threatened or someone makes improper suggestions

For more information or to report an issue relating to bullying please contact school.


Child Safe Search Engine - http://kids.yahoo.com, http://www.askkids.com or http://www.kidsclick.org/

CEOP - www.thinkuknow.co.uk

Facebook App - http://www.facebook.com/clickceop

Facebook - http://www.facebook.com/help/?safety=parents