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E-safety and Cyber Bullying

During their D.A.R.E. lesson Year 6   redressed  the rules for E-safety. They discussed the minimum age of 13 for holding a Facebook account and ’friends’ collecting ’friends’; a lot of the friends are part of gangs that just collect data and information that can be used for criminal purposes.  By teaching our children about the dangers we hope to enable them to make informed, responsible choices.

 

 

In today's ever changing technological world it is not only essential that we provide our children with the skills and knowledge to ensure they keep themselves safe on the internet, but also to be responsible users of new and emerging technologies.

 

The Internet can be a wonderful resource that really enhances both teaching and learning, and we want to encourage and empower our children to embrace new technologies in a safe, responsible and purposeful way. At Langold Dyscarr Community School we place a great importance on children learning e-Safety throughout school.

 

Every class has a clear set of e-Safety rules that is consistent across the school which are discussed regularly with the children. We also encourage children to  apply these rules when they use the Internet at home, and share them with parents and carers. This set of rules help to support the children to make appropriate choices when using new technologies wherever they are.

 

By educating our children effectively about e-Safety, we are preparing them to be successful learners, confident individuals and responsible citizens in an ever changing world.

 

Please print a copy of our e-Safety rules for use at home and discuss them with your child. Display them by your computer as a reminder to all who use the Internet.

 

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Top Tips for Parents

 

  • Take an active interest in what your children are doing online.
  • Remember, children are accessing the Internet at school, friends' houses, libraries etc.
  • Encourage your children to speak to you if they see anything which upsets them online.
  • Remind your children to never give out personal information.
  • Encourage your children to be responsible Internet users.
  • Stick to the fun and positive sides of the Internet.
  • Don't think you have to deal with this on your own, come and speak to us at school.

Top Tips for Protecting your Family Online

 

  • Keep the computer in a common room.
  • Limit approved websites and hours spent online.
  • Set high security settings with browers, membership and social networking sites.
  • Install and maintain Internet security software and parental controls.
  • Use parental controls to limit the websites your child can visit.
  • Monitor your child's computer use and sit with them when they're online, wherever possible.
  • Talk about protecting private information (name, phone number etc.) and never sharing passwords with friends.
  • Establish rules for using the Internet - using our school rules will help.

 

Follow the links below for more information regarding e-Safety

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