Children at Wilberfoss School use the Internet on a regular basis as part of their learning. In school, we have regular 'e-safety' activities to remind children of the importance of keeping themselves safe online.
You can download and read our school's E-Safety Policy.
At home, sometimes children can be given unsupervised access to the Internet. This, potentially, allows them to access all kinds of society (both good and bad) and bring them virtually into their homes.
Here are some useful tips and links to help you to keep your children safe online:
We would encourage parents to set up filtering on their home internet. To learn how to do this for the major providers of internet please click the text below.
Keep your computer in a shared area - Talk to your child about what they are doing online and, if possible, set up your computer in a shared area at home so that you can all share in the wonderful sites that are available online.
Download our e-safety Posters:
Why not put one up next to the computer at home and talk about it with your children?
In school, children learn about E-Safety through a scheme of lessons along with assemblies and workshops with parents.
Our children know to report any inappropriate content, contact or conduct they encounter online to CEOP (Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre) by visiting this page and clicking our report button below.
The websites below provide excellent clear guidance for children about E-Safety, so please click on the image and have a read: there are separate sites for Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2.
Some links to more information:
- BBC WebWise - BBC website that provides useful information for parents on parental controls.
- Internet Safety Zone - Look in the 'Under 13s' section for useful safety advice and information.
- Kidsmart - An award-winning internet safety programme for children.
- Know IT All - lots of useful advice for keeping yourselves and your children safe on the Internet.
- Bullying UK - Information and advice about bullying for children, parents and schools.
- Kidscape - An organisation which helps to prevent bullying and child abuse.
- Childline - ChildLine is the free helpline for children and young people in the UK.