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At St Stephen's children use the Internet on a regular basis as part of their learning. Technology enhances learning, and we at St Stephen's 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 also have regular 'e-safety' activities to remind children of 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.

You can help to protect your child at home by keeping computers and ipads in shared areas.

Be aware of what your children are accessing on the internet.

Talk to your child about social media and find out how they are using it, what they are posting and who they are talking to.

 

The internet has the potential to offer children and young people a wide range of opportunities – to learn, to develop new skills, to keep in touch with friends and make new ones and to have fun. However there are concerns about both inequalities of access to the technology and the possible threats to children’s safety that can exist online.

The BBC Stay Safe site has help and advice for parents and children.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/cbbc/topics/stay-safe

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