Children at Saint Francis Catholic Primary School regularly use the Internet as part of their learning. Technology enhances learning, and we want to ensure that our children get the most from it, by encouraging safe and responsible online behaviour.
In school, we use a filtering system to prevent our children from accessing inappropriate sites. As part of the New Computing Curriculum we also have regular ‘e-safety’ lessons and activities to remind children of the importance of keeping themselves safe online.
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. How to keep your children safe online 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 know what sites your child is visiting online.
Facebook/ bebo /Myspace Many of social networking sites have a minimum age limit of 13, so our pupils should NOT be using them.