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.
How can I set-up parental controls on devices in my home?
Please click on the website link which gives lots of important information about how you can set up parental controls on devices in your home.
It is important that children are monitored whilst using electronic devices. We provide lots of important information in school about how pupils should not share personal information/data. Here are some of the things we have discussed in school in Year 6:
Year 6 Safety Top Tips Online
-Never tell someone your real name online.
-Don't give anyone your phone number (home or mobile, unless you know them personally.
-Never reveal your password or someone else's.
-Never tell anyone personal details e.g. full name, age, school and address to name but a few.
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.