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At Birchwood we have a dedicated Online Safety Officer who deals with any issues which may occur at school. He is also available to give advice on Online Safety at home. If you have any concerns please contact Mr Perry via the School Office.
Children at Birchwood use the Internet on a regular basis as part of their learning. Technology enhances learning, and we at Birchwood want to ensure pupils get the most from it, by encouraging responsible online behaviour.
In school, we use a filtering system to prevent children accessing inappropriate sites. We embed Online-Safety into our curriculum, teaching children 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.
Click the thumbnail above for information on age restrictions for popular social media platforms.
Here are some tips and useful links to help you to keep your children safe online:
- 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.
- Facebook/bebo/Myspace: Many of these sites have a minimum age limit of 13, so our pupils should NOT be using them
Online Safety Workshop
Explore these brilliant sites with your child to make Online Safety a topic of discussion in your home.
Think U Know
An excellent resource for children aged 5-16 with lots of tips for children and parents alike.
Lee & Kim
Lee & Kim can be found on the CEOP site or via YouTube. Brilliant for explaining to children about online friends.