Children at Christ the Sower use the Internet on a regular basis as part of their learning. Technology enhances learning, and at school we want to ensure pupils get the most from it, by encouraging responsible online behaviour.
In school, we use a filtering system to prevent children accessing inappropriate sites. We also have regular 'e-safety' activities to remind children of the importance of keeping themselves safe online.
For more information on how to implement online safety measures within your home, and for more information on a range of online safety issues, please visit the following websites:
- Childnet International - http://www.childnet.com/ : Age specific information for children, as well as a dedicated section for parents and carers including conversation starters, how to make reports online and how to set parental controls. Also includes example Home Internet Agreements.
- ThinkUKnow - http://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/ : Age specific information, advice and videos for children (5-7s, 8-10s, 11-16s), as well as specific advice for parents/carers.
- Safer Internet Centre - http://www.saferinternet.org.uk/ : A range of online safety information, including detailed app/site/device specific advice in relation to privacy settings, parental controls and filters.
- Parent Info - http://www.parentinfo.org/ : Information to help children and young people stay safe online, including articles on a range of online safety issues written by industry experts.
- Common Sense Media - http://www.commonsensemedia.org/ : Provides independent reviews, age ratings and other information on different types of media.
- https://www.tigermobiles.com/2015/05/how-to-protect-your-children-on-their-smartphone/ for some really good information about smartphones in particular.
If anyone acts inappropriately towards your child online, is insistent on arranging to meet them, uses sexualised language or asks your child to do something that makes them feel uncomfortable, you can report this to the Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre – http://www.ceop.police.uk/
If you discover indecent images or videos of children on the internet, report these immediately to the Internet Watch Foundation – http://www.iwf.org.uk/
If you are worried about your own behaviour towards young people, or the behaviour of someone you know (whether they are an adult or a child), contact the Stop It Now! Hotline - http://www.stopitnow.org.uk/ or call 0808 1000 900.