Internet Safety


To help protect your child on the Internet

Remember the


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?


  • 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


  • 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.

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