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E-Safety Information for Parents

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The school policy on acceptable use of the Internet and VLE is available to view by clicking here  (PDF 41KB). Paper copies are available on request.

  1. A home computer with Internet and VLE access should be situated in a location where parents can monitor access to Internet and VLE and e-mail.
  2. Parents should agree with their children suitable days/times for accessing the Internet and VLE.
  3. Parents should discuss with their children the school rules for using the Internet and VLE and implement these at home. Parents and children should decide together when, how long, and what comprises appropriate use.
  4. Parents should get to know the sites their children visit, and talk to them about what they are learning.
  5. Parents should consider using appropriate Internet and VLE filtering software for blocking access to unsavoury materials. Further information is available from the ThinkUKnow and Learning NI websites. The addresses are:

    http://www.thinkuknow.co.uk
    http://www.learningni.net  (URZone)

  6. It is recommended that no child under 16 should be given unmonitored access to newsgroups or chat facilities.
  7. Parents should ensure that they give their agreement before their children give out personal identifying information in any electronic communication on the Internet and VLE, such as a picture, an address, a phone number, the school name, or financial information such as credit card or bank details. In this way they can protect their children (and themselves) from unwanted or unacceptable overtures from strangers, from unplanned expenditure and from fraud.
  8. Parents should encourage their children not to respond to any unwelcome, unpleasant or abusive messages, and to tell them if they receive any such messages or images. If the message comes from an Internet and VLE service connection provided by the school or by C2K, they should immediately inform the school.

Internet Matters

Further Information;

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Advice about downloading music, film & TV safely and legally

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Sexting - How to talk to children about the risks of sexting - and what you can do to protect them

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NI Direct - Your child's safety online

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Keeping up with Children on the internet

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Blog Safety - Keeping up with your child's online social life

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A parents guide to facebook

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Tips for using the Internet safety