Birchills Church of England Community Academy



Online Safety Overview

 

 

The internet is essential in 21st century life for education, business and social interaction. As children move up through the school their  access to various  types of technology increases and it stands to reason that their exploration and curiosity increases too. The positives of the digital world overwhelmingly outweigh the negatives but children, schools and parents all need to be aware of  various online risks. 

 

We at Birchills encourage you to follow the SMART rules when using the internet:

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If you would like to share any information or require any further support please do not hesitate to contact  your child’s class teacher. 

 

Your help is still needed to prevent children accessing inappropriate material at home by way of filters and parental controls. Look below at our extensive list of links and resources for Parents/Carers, Teachers and Young People to help you with your child’s online safety at home.

 

Overview of Key Parental Controls

Keeping children and young people safe online is one of the biggest challenges facing society today and it is all of our responsibility to ensure that children are educated to make positive, informed choices when they are online.

 

Following on from a report from the UK Council for Internet Safety which highlighted the challenges parents, schools and communities face in Online Safety matters, we have subscribed to a monthly online safety newsletter, which is attached to this email.

 

We hope you find this Newsletter informative and helpful, and we want to work with schools to promote the positive use of technology to make the online world a better and safer place for us all.

 

Key Parental Controls

 

 

Parent Information: Overview

 

This video looks at the work of Parent Info, a collaboration between the National Crime Agency's CEOP Command and The Parent Zone. Parent Info is an information service for parents and carers which enables schools to provide high quality advice and information their own websites.