At John Ball we encourage use by pupils of the rich information resources available on the Internet, together with the appropriate skills to analyse and evaluate such resources, but, are you concerned about your child/ren’s activity on the Internet? We hope these links will help you with some of the common issues faced by you as parents of children using the rapidly expanding and inviting resources that can be found when using the Internet.
Links to ‘I Like it’ – Anti cyberbullying song and Think U Know?
E-Safety Newsletter Link
Ditto is a free newsletter that will keep you up to date with all you need to know about keeping safe on the internet. Check back here each month for the latest edition.
Know IT All for Parents
An interactive guide to the Internet which is available in other languages as well :
Vodafone Parent’s Guide
The Vodafone guide has been set up with the website Mums-net:
Parent guide to technology
Adding Parental Controls to the Internet at Home
Some guidelines from the UK Safer Internet Centre on how you can add parental control to your Internet provider. Fed up with time wasted doing Internet searches? A useful page for turning on filtering in web search engines try it here:
Looking after yourself on line – a quiz
Try this quiz about connecting and using the internet safely, looking after yourself and others on the internet. Connect with Respect:
The Digizen website provides information for educators, parents, carers, and young people. It is used to strengthen their awareness and understanding of what digital citizenship is and encourages users of technology to be and become responsible DIGItal citiZENS. It shares specific advice and resources on issues such as social networking and cyberbullying and how these relate to and affect their own and other people’s online experiences and behaviours. View the parents section of the website here:
Facebook is not for the under 13s – see this guidance put together by the London Grid for Learning: