At Minchinhampton, we promote the use of ICT to enhance learning and thinking and teach all of the children how to keep themselves safe. At home, many children use computers to play games and learn. We want to encourage you to ensure children are supervised at all times at home, especially when accessing the internet.
When your child is using the internet at school or at home it is very important that they stay safe. We teach you child to FLAG IT, BLOCK IT & REPORT IT if they see anything on the internet they are concerned about. Your child would have been taught at school how to stay safe when using the internet on the computer, an iPad or a mobile phone. It is also a good idea to talk about these safety issues at home with your child.
S- SAFE- Don’t give out your own information
M- MEET- Only meet people you have met online with your parents
A- ACCEPTING- Only open emails & texts from people you trust
R- RELIABLE- Some people online tell lies, only talk to real world friends and family
T- TELL- Tell a parent or adult you trust if something you see online makes you feel uncomfortable
Age specific advice includes:
Childnet International has excellent advice and resources for parents & children, click here.
The NSPCC is also a particularly good website for information about Online safety, click here.