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eSafety Presentation - 22nd May 2017

E-safety is an important part of keeping children safe at Linton Heights Junior School. We love using the internet and we appreciate what a valuable resource it is. We also teach our children about the risks that go alongside this. We encourage parents to also take an active role in their child's use of computers, phones and other technology. The policy that outlines our approach to e-safety is called the Internet and Acceptable Use Policy and can be found in the policy section of this website.

Information from Craig Thompson, E-learning Adviser from The ICT Service - follow up from the Parents E-Safety Evening on Tuesday 9th February:

 

Top tips for keeping your children safe online:
 
  • Find out what your child is doing online
    • Be more familiar with their online world
    • Get them to show you – make it clear from the beginning that you’re interested and would like to be involved
    • Agree rules as a family about personal information, time spent online, and contacting people via the internet.…reinforce the SMART rules
 
  • Assess the Risks and Opportunities:
    • Where are the devices?
    • What can they do? 
    • Can your child get online in his / her bedroom? 
    • Have you enabled any parental settings on devices / the internet as it comes into the house?
    • Disable or cover webcams to avoid accidental sharing of images and talk to your child about the risks of sharing images
 

 

Children using Instagram

It has come to our attention that lots of our children have Instagram accounts. It is our duty of care to make parents aware that the minimum age for Instagram is 13. There is a useful Parents' Guide to Instagram here: www.connectsafely.org/wp-content/uploads/instagram_guide.pdf 
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