The internet has become a significant part of our lives and our children’s lives. A virtual world has opened up which can offer many positive opportunities to both adults and children. Children start using computers from a very early age and are increasingly using the Internet more at school and at home. A knowledge of online safety and knowing how to help protect children and young people online is essential. At Marion Richardson, we are committed to ensuring we equip our children with the skills they need to keep themselves safe online so they can experience the Internet positively and responsibly.
Here are our Pupil Acceptable Use Policies
Parents and carers play a key role in supporting children to learn how to stay safe online, and they are one of the first people children turn to if things go wrong. We know it can be difficult to stay on top of the wide range of sites and devices that young people use, so we hope that the following advice from Childnet helps.
Please click on the images below for more information and advice
The UK Safer Internet Centre offers a wide range of online safety tips, advice and resources to help children and young people stay safe on the internet.
- Speaking to children about staying safe online is the most important thing you can do as a parent. Click here for conversation starter ideas and more advice
- Use safety tools on social networks and other online services, e.g. Facebook privacy settings, web browser safety features and TV on demand
- Decide if you want to use parental controls on your home internet
- Understand devices and the parental control tools they offer in a Parents' Guide to Technology
Safety tips for parents
Please click the logo's below for top tips about keeping your child safe whilst playing these games.
Find out about the purpose, content and minimum age for the most popular apps at:
Click on the icon below for information on age recommendations for computer games and films:
Pick up your free copy of the Vodafone Digital Parenting Magazine from the front office
Here are some more useful websites for parents and carers
- ThinkuKnow: www.thinkuknow.co.uk
- ChildLine: www.childline.org.uk
- NSPCC: www.nspcc.org.uk
- Connect Safely: www.connectsafely.org
- BBC WebWise: www.bbc.co.uk/webwise
- Get Safe Online: www.getsafeonline.org
- Internetmatters: www.internetmatters.org
- Childnet: www.childnet.com
- Parent INFO: www.parentinfo.org
- BullyingUK: www.bullying.co.uk
- Age rating of games: www.commonsensemedia.org/game-reviews
- Gambling advice: www.gambleaware.co.uk
- Eating disorders advice: www.nhs.uk/Livewell/eatingdisorders/
- Tackling extremism: www.activechangefoundation.org/
If you need any advice or support concerning your child’s online safety please speak to the school office.
We run regular training/support sessions for parents within school.