Woodingdean Primary School

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Online Safety

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Do you or your children have:

  • A tablet computer?
  • A smart phone?
  • A lap top or computer?
  • A smart TV?

Have you made sure that the security settings are on to protect them? If not, make sure you do !!

Children can be at risk online.

If you are worried, concerned or do not know what to do about e-safety please contact Mrs Fish or Mr Whitfield.

Our aim is to make sure every child, and parent in every family knows all about
e-safety and remains safe whilst on line.

 

 

You will be aware the internet hosts many exciting opportunities for education. The online world is a wonderful place for young people to explore, with unprecedented opportunities for learning and creativity, but just like the real world there are risks and dangers they should be aware of and which we should all act to protect them from. As a school we encourage the use of technology as an important part of our students’ development but always want them to spend their time online safely. As a parent/carer you can play a significant part in ensuring this.

By following just a few simple steps you can help keep them safe and give young people the awareness to know what to do if they feel uncomfortable about anything they encounter while on the internet.

If you do not wish for your child to be able to access any inappropriate content online, please ensure that their computers, laptops and other devices with internet access are all fitted with parental controls. Please remember to consider other relatives where your child may access the internet!

You can find free downloadable versions online or you can contact your internet service provider (such as BT, Talk Talk, Sky) for more information.
As a minimum, please set parental controls on your search engines, youtube account and the mobile phone your child uses.

One of the most popular search engines in the world is Google. You can visit Google’s informative safety centre for simple step by step guides - www.google.com/familysafety/tools

Here are a few options available to you; they truly are simple to set.

Visit the Google home page – www.google.co.uk and click on the ‘search setting’ tab in the top right hand corner.

Scroll down the page and change the filtering options to suit your family’s needs. Make sure you lock the safe search; otherwise these settings can easily be changed without your knowledge.

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