E-safety at Faldingworth School

Children at Faldingworth School use the Internet on a regular basis as part of their learning. In school, we have regular 'e-safety' activities and assemblies to remind children of the importance of keeping themselves safe online.

At home, sometimes children can be given unsupervised access to the Internet. This, potentially, allows them to access all kinds of society (both good and bad) and bring them virtually into their homes.

Here are some tips and useful links to help you to keep your children safe online:

Please support the school by reaffirming the message that the Internet is a dangerous place for a child and that they have to take care. If possible adjust the security on your computer to block sites that make your child vulnerable.

Link: Advice for children - thinkuknow

Link: Advice for parents - ceop

Tips for children and parents to stay SMART online

Explore e-safety sites - There are lots of links to useful e-safety sites for children in our Children's Zone. They are great fun to explore, so why not browse through them with your children?
Facebook / Bebo / Myspace - Many of these sites have a minimum age limit of 13, so our pupils should NOT be using them. They do not offer the same levels of protection as child friendly social networking sites.

Keep your computer in a shared area - Talk to your child about what they are doing online and, if possible, set up your computer in a shared area at home so that you can all share in the wonderful sites that are available online.

A good site for the child to learn the skills they need to use the Internet Safety is the Think you Know site set up by Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre. Link below.

If you have any further questions please do not hesitate to contact me in the School Office

K Grummell
Headteacher