Are your children safe online?

Traditionally in schools, entertainment and social networking sites are banned. There are often firewalls to prevent unsuitable material getting in to the school system and effective filters that stop young people from accessing information deemed inappropriate by the school. These measures have been taken to protect both the pupils and the school.

In the home, in internet cafes and at friends’ houses young people’s online behaviour is supervised, monitored, and filtered differently. What do you have in place to protect your child(ren)?

What things could your children be doing online that puts them at risk?

Online Activity Contact/grooming Cyber-bullying Harmful/illegal content Privacy/digital footprint
Instant message  Yes  Yes  Yes  Yes
Social networking  Yes  Yes  Yes  Yes
Online gaming  Yes  Yes  Yes  Yes
Avatar websites  Yes  Yes  Yes  Yes
Webcam chat  Yes  Yes  Yes  Yes
Video sharing  Yes  Yes  Yes  Yes
Music downloads No No  Yes  Yes
Sharing images  Yes  Yes  Yes  Yes
Internet surfing (searching) No No  Yes  Yes
Blogging/tweeting  Yes  Yes  Yes  Yes

For all the latest news and information about keeping children safe online, visit Think U Know, a site for parents. You will find a wealth of information here to help you put in place measures that will keep your children safe and well as they go online outside school. We’ve got it covered in school – have you? Click the Think U Know logo below to visit their site.

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To report an internet safety concern, please click on the CEOP image below:

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CyberSense is a new app designed to help parents talk about e-safety issues with their children to ensure that they make smart choices to stay safe online. Click on the image below for further information.

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