February 9th was Safer Internet Day 2016 and had the theme ‘Play your part for a better internet!’
In school the Larkrise children attended an Internet Safety assembly and carried out activities in class to enable them to acknowledge and understand some of the issues that can arise when using the internet and think of ways to deal with any issues.
Here is the link to the Safer Internet Day website:
This is a link to the Know It All E Safety website which gives parents help understanding E-Safety issues.
Lancashire guidance is worth looking at for all of the up to date resources. If you have any questions feel free to contact school.
Here are some other links with further information regarding E- Safety:
Internet Rules for Parents
The Internet is a wonderful tool. It’s fun, it’s a great way for children to keep in touch with friends and its educational benefits are unlimited. But like any technology, it can go wrong. Here are some tips to keep children safe on the internet:
Talk to your child about what they are doing online.
Keep asking them frequently and ensure them that they can come and talk to you about anything they do or see on the internet.
Help your child to understand the possible dangers and how they can keep themselves safe.
Ensure that your child understands not to give out any personal details, irrelevant of how minor they think they are or how well they think they know the person.
Make a ‘Favourites’ folder with your child. This can contain pre-agreed sites that you allow them to visit.
Ask your Internet Service Provider (ISP) about the safety features that it offers.
Keep your computer in a communal area so that you can always see what sites your child is going on.
Children love to use chat rooms. Make sure your child is only going on pre-approved chat room sites. Go on yourself before and encourage your child to introduce you to their chat room friends.
Involve your child in writing a family set of internet rules. Make clear to them what is and isn’t acceptable.
Go on the internet together if your child wants to do some research for school.