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Internet Safety for Parents and Carers

 

Our children love to use the internet to play games and to communicate with their friends. The way they start using computers and the guidance they are given at this young age can set them on the right path to being safer in later life.

 

At our school we ensure that our children are taught the basic tips of Internet Safety in every year group.

 

We recently had an Internet Safety Day. It was run by Paul Hay who is an expert in Internet Safety. Paul worked with the teachers to lead an assembly and run class lessons.

 

For the younger years, we used a cartoon which was created by the Child Exploitation and Online Protection agency (CEOPs).

Lee and Kim

 

It tells the children the 4 Top Tips they need to remember.

  • Top Tip 1 : People you don’t know are strangers. They are not always who they                            say they are.
  • Top Tip 2 : Be nice to people on the computer like you would in the playground.
  • Top Tip 3 : Keep your personal information private.
  • Top Tip 4 : If you ever get that ‘uh oh’ feeling, you should tell a grown-up you                              trust

 

Click here to download your own poster:

http://www.pclstraining.com/app/download/2634043/Sids+Top+Tips+Poster.pdf

 

 

For the older year groups, we had a special lesson to help them understand social media and how to be careful using it.

They were shown a video to help them understand the issues.

We also held sessions for parents. It is important for all parents to learn about how children use the internet so they can carry on the discussion with their own children at home.

 

Paul has provided links to useful sites to learn more about Internet Safety and watch other related videos. Here is the site: http://www.pclstraining.com/links/

 

Paul is also happy for parents to contact him with any questions you may have. Please contact Paul at: paul.hay@pclstraining.com

 

 

An organisation called Parentzone have created a great magazine for parents to help them understand how young people use the internet and provide help.

 

Click here to download your own copy:

http://parentzone.org.uk/system/files/attachments/DP5.pdf

 

 

Please see the links below for further useful information in relation to E-Safety


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