Children at Burlish Park Primary use the Internet on a regular basis as part of their learning. Technology enhances learning, and we at Burlish Park want to ensure pupils get the most from it, by encouraging responsible online behaviour.
In school, we have appropriate filters and monitoring systems, to ensure that children are kept safe and concerns can be spotted quickly.
We also have regular ‘e-safety’ activities to remind children of the importance of keeping themselves safe online.
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 children safe online:
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.
Jigsaw CE-OP video suitable for 8-10 year olds
Lee and Kim CE-OP video suitable for Key Stage 1 children
Facebook/twitter/Myspace:Many of these sites have a minimum age limit of 13, so our pupils should NOT be using them.
If you have older children you may find this downloadable guide useful:
A practical guide for parents and carers whose children are using social media.
In Summer term 2016, Burlish Park hosted a free internet awareness talk which hi-lighted how easily personal information can be shared on the internet. Parents and carers gave 100% positive feedback:
“Very interesting and a little shocking at how much information was found in such a short time. it makes you aware that you need to monitor children regularly.”