The Haven Voluntary Aided CofE/Methodist Primary School

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E-Safety information for parents

The internet is a fantastic place overflowing with knowledge, games and communities of people, and, just like pupils across the country, the pupils here at The Haven Primary School spend a great deal of time using the internet within school and at home. This is why it is important pupils at The Haven learn how to be safe when browsing online and becoming members of online communities.

In school, children learn about E-Safety through a scheme of lessons along with assemblies and workshops. We also encourage parents/carers to talk to their children about how to behave safely when online, to ensure pupils remain safe when browsing at home.

E-Safety does not just encompass Internet technologies but also electronic communications such as mobile phones.

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:

  • 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. To learn more about this click on the links below

E-safety in the home 5 do's and don'ts.pdf

E-safety in the home Having the Debate.pdf

  • Set up user accounts in windows – Everyone who uses your home computer can have their own logon and user account. One person would be the administrator with rights to amend the way others can use the computer. The advantages of this are that you can limit the amount of time young people can spend on the internet, and you can adjust what security level they have. To learn more click on the link below.

E-safety in the home User Accounts.pdf

  • Facebook– This site has a minimum age of 13 so our pupils should NOT be using it. Four reasons why Facebook is for 13 year olds:

      • Facebook advertisements or apps may have content that is not appropriate for under 13s

      • Facebook expects all users to use their real names and identities. It is against Facebook terms to lie about your age or name.

      • Every word, message, image and video you add to Facebook will be there forever unless you take it down.

      • Every image, including your profile photo, can be copied by others, changed by others and be online forever!

To learn more click on the link below.

FACEBOOK PARENT GUIDE.pdf

Further useful information below:

E-safety information for parents.docx: Internet Explorer 8 and Click Clever, Click Safe tools

http://www.net-aware.org.uk/#

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