E SAFETY GUIDANCE
At St Minver School we take internet safety very seriously. We appreciate the importance of the internet as a learning tool for children today. It provides them with the opportunity to access a wide range of educational tools, communicate with friends and investigate the world around them. We hope that the information provided below will help keep your children safe and ensure they use technology responsibly.
Always remember most social networking sites including Facebook, MySpace and Bebo are designed for the use of adults and children aged 13 and over. All require a date of birth and agreement to this in their terms of service. Access by children under 13 can only be given when falsifying their age.
SMART tips that we talk about in school and some useful websites:
http://www.bullying.co.uk/ - One in five young people have experienced bullying by text message or via email. This web site gives advice for children and parents on bullying.
www.internetmatters.org - Lots of guidance and articles for parents about keeping their children safe online
www.cyberstreetwise.com - HM Government. Advice on how to protect yourself, your family and your business.
http://support.xbox.com/en-GB/xbox-live/online-privacy-and-safety/online-safety - Find out how to set up privacy settings for children accessing games via Xbox LIVE.
http://www.nspcc.org.uk/preventing-abuse/keeping-children-safe/online-safety/ - Helpful advice and tools.