The children's online safety is taken very seriously at Ripley Junior School. Within our computing lessons, assemblies and our 'everyday life' at school, we discuss e-safety regularly and take part in various activities.
We aim for the children to see what an important and amazing thing the internet can be, but to also realise why and how they must keep themselves safe.
In Key Stage 2 the children use the Internet on a regular basis as part of their learning. Here are some tips and useful links to help you to keep your children safe online:
- Explore online safety sites together - Within the children's section of online safety there are some fun games to explore online activities. Please take the time to look at them yourselves and discuss online safety with your child.
- Keep your computer in a shared area - 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 can all share in the wonderful sites that are available online.
Facebook / Bebo / Myspace - Many of these sites have a minimum age limit of 13, so our pupils should NOT be using them.
Here are some sites which you can explore with your child:
- Think U Know - containing internet safety advice for those aged from 5 to 16, along with parents and teachers, this site is produced by CEOP (the Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre).
- BBC Stay Safe Online http://www.bbc.co.uk/cbbc/curations/stay-safe - this site contains activities and videos for you to watch, regarding Cyber-Bullying and how to stay safe.
- Bullying UK http://www.bullying.co.uk/cyberbullying/ - this site allows you to find out more about Cyber-Bullying, plus what to do if you need help.