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.
It's important to remember that the legal age to have an account on most social media - Instagram, Facebook, Youtube, Snapchat - is 13 years old.
Why not explore these e-safety sites below (Click each logo to open)
They are great fun to explore, so why not browse through them with your children.
Whether you’re puzzled by parental controls or would like to get knowledgeable about gaming, this section can help. We all know that it can sometimes be challenging to keep up to speed with what children and young people are doing online. On this page you’ll find a whole host of useful ways to help keep your child safe.
Be Smart Online
Click the logo to view a Be Smart Poster that explains what the SMART Rules are?
UK Safer Internet Centre
On this site you can find online safety tips, advice and resources to help children and young people stay safe online.
This is the education programme from the National Crime Agency’s CEOP command.
Thinkuknow aims to empower children and young people aged 5-17 to identify the risks they may face online and know where they can go for help and support.
Helping digital explorers safely discover the online world.
Net Aware brings together the NSPCC’s expertise in protecting children and O2’s tech know-how to help you keep your kids safe online. Whether you’re an online expert or you’re unsure of where to start, they’re here to help.
Parent Info is a collaboration between NCA-CEOP and Parent Zone and their website for parents covers all of the issues amplified by the internet.