e safety information

 

There are over 15 million websites and among all the great information there is a lot which is unsuitable for children and includes pornographic, violent and racist material. Children need to know and be able to talk about the dangers and negative effects of being online. Filtering can never block everything and a huge problem for all filtering companies is proxy avoidance websites. Encourage your children to tell you if they encounter something inappropriate. Please talk about the inappropriate use of a web cam, why they should not give out personal information and not open a file from unknown sources; it could contain a virus or worse; an inappropriate image or film. Remind them that photos of themselves can be changed and shared with others – including a future employer.

Useful websites for Parents:

NEW! http://www.vodafone.com/content/parents.html

www.ceop.gov.uk   Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre

www.childnet.com    ‘Know IT All for Parents’

www.thinkuknow.co.uk

www.getnetwise.org.