In today’s society children have very easy access to the internet and they often know more about computers than we do.
The internet is a vital tool in education but unfortunately we have to be extremely vigilant when our children are using the internet. It is far too easy for children to click on a familiar link and then click too far, opening up a virus or an inappropriate website.
There are many webistes that offer key advice about keeping your children safe while they are online. Below are helpful links that you can use to help you keep your child safe at home. This is especially important now that many of the activities children are accessing are online.
Have you set up good parental controls on your internet enabled devices? The link below gives some instructions about how to do this if you are not sure.
Resources suitable for younger children
Resources suitable for older children
Parent Control- http://parentalcontrols-on.org/?gclid=CNr5zJazm8QCFUiWtAodUD4AJw
Think U Know - https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/parents/
The Parent Zone - http://www.theparentzone.co.uk/
Kids Smart -http://www.kidsmart.org.uk/
The Computer Science curriculum refers to internet safety so children from Foundation Stage through to Year 6 will be taught age appropriate lessons linked to e-safety.
If you would like any more information or to discuss this further please do not hesitate to come into school. At Wadsworth Fields one of our main priorities is to keep children safe, this includes being safe in the cyber world too.