Children at Brownsover Community School use the Internet on a regular basis as part of their learning.
In school, we have regular 'online safety' activities to remind children of the importance of keeping
themselves safe online.
At home, sometimes children can be given unsupervised access to the Internet. This, potentially, allows
them to access all kinds of society (both good and bad) and bring them virtually into their homes.
Here are some tips and useful links to help you to keep your children safe online:
• Gaming - A lot of our children love to play computer games. Please ensure that they are age
appropriate and if the game is played online they are being supervised by an adult.
• Facebook / Bebo / Myspace - Many of these sites have a minimum age limit of 13, so our
pupils should NOT be using them. They do not offer the same levels of protection as Skoodle,
allowing children to communicate with anyone.
• Keep your 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 that you can all share in the
wonderful sites that are available online.
Download our online Safety Posters:
• We have these online safety posters on display in our classrooms. Why not put one up next to the
computer at home and talk about it with your children?
Some links to more information:
• Think U Know - containing internet safety advice for those aged from 5 to 16, along with
parents and teachers, this site is produced by CEOP (the Child Exploitation and Online
• Vodafone have lots of fantastic practical advice for parents. You can also read their 'Digital
Parenting' magazine. https://www.vodafone.com/content/parents.html
• Childline - ChildLine is the free helpline for children and young people in the UK. https://www.childline.org.uk/
E-Safety Day Feb 2019
The children had a busy day exploring top tips to stay safe online.