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Parents and Carers

Students at Catcote Academy use the Internet on a regular basis as part of their learning. In the Academy, we have regular ‘e-safety’ lessons to remind student of the importance of keeping themselves safe online and each time students use technology they are reminded how to keep safe.

At home, sometimes children can be given unsupervised access to the Internet. This, potentially, allows them to access all kinds of society (both good and bad) and bring them virtually into their homes.

Here are some tips and useful links to help you to keep your child safe online:

Facebook / Bebo / Myspace – Many of these sites have a minimum age limit of 13, so our pupils should NOT be using them.

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.

E-Safety Workshop

We run an annual E-Safety workshop for Parents and Carers. This is an opportunity to learn more about how to keep your child safe when using technology. We also provide guidance on Social Network privacy settings.

Explore E-Safety sites

There are lots of links to useful e-safety sites for children. They are great fun to explore, so why not browse through them with your children?

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If you need more help with Internet Safety, or if you wish to report a problem to CEOP, click the button below: BBC Stay SafeThe BBC have set up this great site to help you to stay safe online. There are videos, games and interactive activities! Hectors WorldHector, Lee and Kim will help children use the Internet safely.
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CybercafeStudents can use the cybercafe to explore different forms of technology safely. PicsearchUse this site to search for pictures. It’s much safer than Google Images, but remember that you still need to take care when searching for images online. Safe Surfing with DougThis site, from Disney, will help you to stay safe on the Internet.

Download our E-Safety Resources:

We have e-safety posters on display in our classrooms. Why not put one up next to the computer at home and talk about it with your children?

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E-Safety poster

Kidsmart Information & Resources Leaflet

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Some links to more information:

Think U Know – containing internet safety advice for those aged from 5 to 16, along with parents and teachers.

Vodafone Parents – Vodafone have lots of fantastic practical advice for parents. You can also read their ‘Digital Parenting’ magazine.

Internet Safety Zone – Look in the ‘Under 13s’ section for useful safety advice and information.

Kidsmart – An award-winning internet safety programme for children.

Know IT All – lots of useful advice for keeping yourselves and your children safe on the Internet.

Bullying UK – Information and advice about bullying for children, parents and schools.

Kidscape – An organisation which helps to prevent bullying and child abuse.

Childline – ChildLine is the free helpline for children and young people in the UK.