The Internet offers great experiences for adults and children. There are opportunities to improve your life, have some fun, enhance your education or pursue business interests. Young people are often enthusiastic Internet users, particularly of interactive services like Email, Chat and Instant Messaging. However, like many exciting activities, there are risky situations to deal with and hazards to avoid. All students at Brimsham Green School will undertake lessons designed to help them to become responsible users and stay safe while using the internet and other communications technologies for educational, personal and recreational use.
The e-Safety pages will take you to the Brimsham Green School Acceptable use Policy and a set of rules for students. This information is also in pupil’s planners. The external website links provide an excellent source of information for parents and students.
The ‘Get Safe Online’ website provides the following ‘Golden Rules’ for family Internet usage;
Golden Rules - for family Internet usage
- Keep personal information confidential. For example don't give out your name, age, or phone number.
- Get to know the services and websites that your child uses.
- Don't believe everything you read or see online.
- Encourage children to tell you about anything they find that is suggestive, obscene, threatening or makes them feel uncomfortable.
- Don't immediately blame the child if they receive or access something obscene - this may have been done accidentally.
- Use the Internet as a family activity and if possible, keep the computer in a family room rather than in a child's bedroom.
- Try to get to know your child's online friends as you would their other friends.
- Try not to use the PC or the Internet as an electronic babysitter.
- Set your own golden rules and after discussing them, stick them at the side of the computer.