Philip Mann (ICT Consultant for Wokingham) delivered a session to parents on ‘Being a Parent in the Digital Age’ on Tuesday during our “Meet the Teacher” evening. This was very informative and gave our parents lots to think about! Two useful links from his session are
Parents are strongly encouraged to set parental controls on devices available to children; to limit access (limit time and block unsuitable websites) and ensure children are always in a room in the house where others are able to monitor and support them whilst browsing the web, playing games etc. Building a strong, open relationship with children relating to the internet, the access they have and the experiences they have (good and bad) is a priority for ensuring children are kept safe and can build resilience whilst using the internet.
Any parents concerned about an experience a child has had on-line should go to the Child Exploitation and Online Protection (CEOP) website and report it without delay.
If you would like further information please speak to Mrs Middleton (ICT co-ordinator,) your child’s class teacher or myself. There is a current display in the hall with useful on-line safety advice for children and parents.