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Internet and Digital Safety

Internet and Digital Safety

The internet opens up a whole new world of learning opportunities for children, but it does have dangers that parents need to be aware of.

We have measures in place to ensure our children use digital technology in the most positive and educational way; full details of our internet and digital safety policy are available to view in school.

As parents, it is important to keep track of what your child is doing online to help them learn from it and, most importantly, to keep them safe.
If you have any concerns about your child’s use of digital technology, the guidelines below will help you to put appropriate boundaries in place.

If you believe your child is being exposed to dangers online, speak to a teacher, who will help put you in touch with professionals who can help.

Here are some simple ways you can protect your child at home:

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Useful websites:

Use safe search engines from Swiggle or Kids-search.

Safe search settings can also be activated on Google and other search engines, as well as YouTube.

For guidance on setting up the correct privacy settings on social networking sites, such as Facebook, or for more information on social networking, visit the NSPCC website.

Visit Think You Know for more detailed information on these matters, how to set up parental controls or tips and advice about limiting time spent using digital technology.

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