Children at Holbrook use the Internet on a regular basis as part of their learning. Technology enhances learning, and we at Holbrook want to ensure pupils get the most from it, by encouraging responsible online behaviour. In school, we use a filtering system to prevent children from accessing inappropriate sites. We embed Online-Safety into our curriculum, teaching children the importance of keeping themselves online.
At home, sometimes children can be given unsupervised access to the Internet. This, potentially, allows them access to all kinds of society (both good and bad) and brings them virtually into their homes.
Please click on the image below for information about age restrictions for popular social media platforms:
Here are some useful tips and links to help keep your children safe online:
-Keep you 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 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.
At Holbrook, we have a dedicated Online Safety Officer who deals with any issues which may occur at school. He is also available to give online safety at home. If you have any concerns please contact Mr Reynolds, via the School Office.
ONLINE ACCEPTABLE USE POLICIES
Please find an Online Safety Workshop which provides a checklist for pupils and parents:
Explore these brilliant sites with your child at home and make online safety a topic of discussion at home. Click on the image below each website title:
Think U Know
Lee and Kim
The Cyber Cafe