E-Safety at Leigh Central

 

Children at Leigh Central use the Internet on a regular basis as part of their learning. Technology enhances learning, and we at Leigh Central 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 with our Leigh Central E-Safety Blobs to remind children of the importance of keeping themselves safe online.

At home, sometimes children can be given unsupervised access to the Internet via mobile devices such as mobile phones, Ipods, Ipads and other tablet devices. This, potentially, allows them to access all kinds of society (both good and bad) and bring them virtually into their homes.

 

Here are some tips and useful links to help you to keep your children safe online:

Keep your computer/mobile device in a shared area: Talk to your child about what they are doing online and, if possible, set up your computer in a shared area at home so that you can all share in the wonderful sites that are available online.

Facebook / Bebo / Myspace: Many of these sites have a minimum age limit of 13, so our pupils should NOT legally be using them.

 

Explore these e-safety sites

They are great fun to explore, so why not browse through them with your children.