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At St. Patrick’s we see the internet as an essential element in 21st century life for education, business and social interaction. The school network has high levels of content control and children are routinely taught the importance of staying safe on-line to avoid viewing inappropriate content or being subject to upsetting messaging form peers or stranger on line. They are taught the ZIP IT/ BLOCK IT/ FLAG IT code for internet use.
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Internet messaging takes place out of school hours and should be continuously monitored by parents to keep children safe. Top e-safety tips for parents/carers include:

  • Have family rules about how the internet will be used at home and be clear about what information is safe to share online.( Keep communication between family and a few close friends. )
  • Make sure you know what your children are doing online much like you would in “real” life- particularly at night time.
  •  Use parental controls (on computers, mobile phones and games consoles) to help you.
  • Make sure that your children are aware that people or websites can lie online.
  • Make sure your child understands that online actions can have serious offline consequences.

   The school will contact parents if we receive any information about inappropriate on-line communication between children in our school.

 

Useful Websites:

www.thinkuknow.co.uk

www.kidsmart.org.uk

 www.nspcc.org.uk


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