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Parents' Online Safety Evening
Please click the links below to read all the information from our online safety meeting:
Advice for Parents
Do you ever feel that you are not fully in control of what your child is viewing online and who they are talking to?
The internet and related technologies, including mobile phones, blogs, podcasting and social networks are becoming increasingly important in the daily lives of our children and have many positive benefits. They can be used both educationally and socially and are becoming part of a child’s identity. Socially our children often use the internet for entertainment, interaction, and communication with ‘friends’.
The Internet is a marvellous tool and a wonderful resource. The challenge for parents, carers and teachers is to make sure our children are aware and understand how to be safe when using the internet and related technologies. The often used analogy is that swimming pools can be dangerous for children and whilst fencing, lifeguards and signage can minimise the risk, the most effective measure is to teach them to swim! Although we decrease this risk we cannot prevent it entirely.
Where can I find out more information on Online Safety?
Take a look at the web pages below for further information on online safety.
Useful online safety sites for Parents:
https://www.commonsensemedia.org (Independently rated advice on films, dvds, games and apps)
Useful online safety sites for Children:
Alternatively, there are the Vodaphone "Digital Parenting" magazines that give a wealth of comprehensive advice on many aspects of the use of new and emerging technologies.