E-Safety Newsletter- June 2016

E-safety Newsletter – November (Cornwall LA)

At Bishop Cornish we are committed to keeping our children safe when they are online. Please help your child at home by monitoring your child’s use of ICT and by talking about ways in which they can use technology both safely and responsibly at all times. Here are some simple e-safety guidelines for you to consider at home:

  • Set out clear rules for when and how long your child can go online.
  • Make sure that your computer is in a family room where you can see and be involved with what your child is doing.
  • Talk to your child about their Internet use. It can be a valuable learning resource as well as a source of entertainment!
  • Make sure that the content of the websites that your child is visiting is age appropriate. They should only visit sites that you approve of. Book marking these in ‘favourites’ makes them easy to access.
  • Teach your child the meaning of ‘personal information’ so that they understand the importance of keeping their details safe. Their username and password is personal and private.
  • If possible, use an Internet Service Provider that enables you to set up your computer for younger users.
  • Try to make your child aware of the threat caused by opening files and email attachments from unknown senders.
  • Make it safe for your child to come to you if they click on something that they feel uncomfortable with.