We have an Internet Acceptable Use Policy (AUP) in place that outlines to you and your children safe working practices. If your child is upset by anything they have viewed on the Internet, or are the subject of bullying at school you should contact the school immediately to discuss the matter.
What can you do to help?
You can help protect your children by following the following guide:
Keep a watchful eye on Internet use including Email & Chat.
Check the history folder of your Internet browser to check what sites have been accessed.
Use IE Content Supervisor – only blocks participating sites.
Consider purchasing filter software.
Consider using a different browser – Firefox.
Protect your PC with firewall/antivirus software.
Enable strict safe searching on search engine.
Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre (CEOP) - www.thinkuknow.co.uk
An excellent site providing information on child abuse and other related issues. Parents and children are able to report attempts at grooming to the global taskforce.
Childnet International - www.childnet-int.org
A non profit organisation working with others to “help make the Internet a great and safe place for children”. The site contains excellent Internet safety information for parents and children.
Finally, don’t let the above information put you off letting your child use the Internet, the benefits far outweigh the dangers. It’s just a balance between keeping them safe and not making them afraid.
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