Children and young people spend a lot of time on the internet.
They may go online to research information for homework or to play games and chat with friends.
The internet holds a huge amount of useful information and is a great way of learning about new things and keeping in contact with friends and family. It can also be a very dangerous place so it is important that children are protected and monitored when they are online.
CEOP (Child Exploitation and Online Protection) has lots of information about how to keep your children safe online.
The link to the website is below:
The NSPCC also offers lots of helpful tips and advice which parents can use to keep their children safe on the internet and social networks.
The link below outlines the risks and dangers children face when using the internet:
Windrush have recently taken up a membership with National Online Safety which will provide training material for staff and parents/carers. More information will follow.
School Online Rules
Within school, children are taught to follow a set of online safety rules.
Regular reminders about the importance of these are given to the children.
How to Set Up Parental Controls
Parental controls can help keep your child safe.
Even the most innocent searches online can bring up not so innocent results. Parental controls can be used to block upsetting or harmful content. They can also help to control online purchases or manage how long your child spends online.