The Internet has become an integral part of children’s lives, enabling them to undertake research for school projects, talk to their friends and access information from around the world. Increasing provision of the Internet in and out of schools brings with it the need to ensure that children are safe.
Internet development is constantly evolving into ever more innovative areas with many websites enabling amazing creativity and interaction between peers. Unfortunately though, there are times when Internet use can have a negative effect on children. Schools and Parents need to be aware of the potential dangers and take measures to ensure safe usage by all.
At school we take several steps to ensure that children are kept safe while using the internet and electronic communication.
Some of the steps that we take are…
Filtering is used to prevent access to websites that are not suitable or may be dangerous.
Internet access is supervised and monitored.
A controlled email system is used where steps are taken to block unsuitable emails and monitor possible cyber bullying.
Children are also taught how to use the Internet and technology safely so that they can keep themselves safe.
Parents can have a difficult job keeping up with their children on the fast changing technology available to them, let alone knowing the dangers they face. The issues of safety, privacy, on-
Here are a few tips:
If you have a computer, keep it in a shared area –
Facebook and all other Social Media Sites –
Google Safe Search –
Download the Durham County Council e-