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At Newfield School, we take online safety very seriously.
The Internet opens up so many educational and social opportunities for our children, whether on a computer at school, a laptop at home, a games console or mobile phone. All of these devices allow us to communicate with the wider world. As you would protect your child in the real world, you will want to make sure that they are safe whatever they are doing. This page is designed to give you more information and tools to help make you and your child safer online. The articles below provide support on Internet safety at home using a range of devices that have Internet access. These links are all external site. We hope that they are useful.
If you would like some support on how to keep your child safe online, or wish to report an e-safety concern, please either ring and ask to speak to Mr Newall, who is our online child protection officer, or email him on: firstname.lastname@example.org (FAO: For attention of Mr Newall)
Top tips to keeping safe online
What is Safer Internet Day?
Safer Internet Day 2019 was Tuesday 5th February
Safer Internet Day is celebrated globally in February each year to promote the safe and positive use of digital technology for children and young people and inspire a national conversation.
Coordinated in the UK by the UK Safer Internet Centre the celebration sees hundreds of organisations get involved to help promote the safe, responsible and positive use of digital technology for children and young people.
Globally, Safer Internet Day is celebrated in over a hundred countries, coordinated by the joint Insafe/INHOPE network, with the support of the European Commission, and national Safer Internet Centres across Europe.
The day offers the opportunity to highlight positive uses of technology and to explore the role we all play in helping to create a better and safer online community. It calls upon young people, parents, carers, teachers, social workers, law enforcement, companies, policymakers, and wider, to join together in helping to create a better internet. Get involved to play your part!
Advice on Games Consoles and Other Internet Sites
Facebook Parents, please be aware of the need to set Privacy on to your Facebook account. By using the custom settings in the privacy section, you can control what information is available about you and your child online. The custom option also enables you to preview your profile so that you can see what information people can access when looking at your profile. Remember that this needs to be done every time you upload new pictures. If you don’t do this, your new pictures can be seen by all!
Games Consoles Parental controls are available on most games consoles. Many games consoles now have internet access and enable your child to communicate with others on the web. The links below will show you how to control your child’s use of the most popular games consoles.
Playstation- http://www.psplaysafeonline.com/uk/home/ Xbox- http://support.xbox.com/en-gb/pages/xbox-live/how-to/parental-control.aspx DSI-http://www.nintendo.com/consumer/systems/dsi/en_na/settingsParentalControls.jsp Club Penguin http://www.clubpenguin.com/parents/player_safety.htm
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