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E-Safety

The staff and pupils of Willesborough Junior School are committed to making sure that we know how to use the internet safely.

 

The children at WJS reguarly use the internet to extend their learning. In school we have regular e-safety lessons in which the children learn how to use the internet safety. Our school internet rules can be seen below.

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What is E-Safety?

E-Safety is concerned with safeguarding children, young people and indeed adults in the digital world.

It is about learning to understand and use new technologies and Information Communication Technology (ICT) in a positive way.

 

E-safety is not about restricting children, but educating them about the risks as well as the benefits so they can feel confident and happy online.

 

It is about being educated ourselves so we are able to support and help children and young people online.

 

Top Tips for Safe Internet Use

  1. Why not explore internet safety sites with your child. There are lots of links to useful e-safety sites that you can use below. They are great fun to explore, so why not browse through them with your children?

  2. Why don't you print out a copy of the school's internet safety rules (see above) and display these close to your home computer.

  3. 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.

 

Did You Know?

Many social networking sites such as Facebook, Bebo and MySpace  have a minimum age limit of 13, so our pupils should NOT be using them.

 

E-Safety Resources for Parents

CEOP the Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre have produced many fantastic resources to help protect your children when working online and also raise awareness with parents and careers. Below are two fantastic, thought provoking video clips.

Do you know who your child is speaking to online or what websites they are accessing? To find out some of the dangers associated with this please watch the clips above.

Another very useful page for parents is http://parentinfo.org/ please do have a look at it.
BBC Chatguide provides practical advice about how we can ensure safe use of internet chatrooms. The KS2 Cybercafe examines all aspects of internet use and e-safety. Hector's World provides interactive guidence and advice about internet safety for 5 to 7 year olds.

 

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