E-Safety

By   /  12/12/2016  /  Comments Off on E-Safety

Dear Parents/Carers

It is coming to the time of year where many of our students receive different digital devices. In light of this I wanted to write to all Parents/Carers to remind you of steps that you can take to keep your child/ren safe.

If your child is on social media in an unsupervised manner this can involve risks. In order to help minimise these risks I recommend taking the following steps:

  • Have the conversation early and often about how to stay safe online
  • Explore online together; ask your child to show you what website they are using and what content they are posting
  • Know who your child is talking to online; ask your children about who they are speaking to. How do they know the people? Read through the conversations together
  • Set rules and agree boundaries; think about when devices should be used? Should device be put away before bed time or when having dinner?
  • Make sure that content is age-appropriate
  • Use parental controls to filter, restrict, monitor or report content
  • Check they know how to use privacy settings and reporting tools

There are some excellent sites available which offer more advice for parents. Some examples of these are:

I hope you and your family have a pleasant and restful break.

 

Kind regards

Mr J Mackay
Head of Key Stage 3


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