Sonning Common Primary School

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e-Safety

SCPS promote the safe use of the internet for children.  We use commercial web filtering software to restrict which sites can be accessed from within school.

Here are our rules for using the internet
e-Safety rules for KS1

e-Safety rules for KS2

Here are some useful website which give parents and children useful advice on using the internet safely.

http://www.kidsmart.org.uk/

http://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/parents/

https://www.oxfordshire.gov.uk/cms/content/internet-safety-advice/

Safer Internet Day 2017 Resources

Common Sense Media

NSPCC Net Aware

Social Networking

There are some children of Primary School age who have Facebook Profiles or Instagram or SnapChat accounts despite the permitted minimum age to use the site being 13, according to the site terms and conditions.

UK council for child safety online

Instagram Age Limit

Facebook Age Limit

Snap Chat Parental Guide

SnapChat map advice

Our school does NOT advocate our pupils having these accounts and is committed to promoting the safe and responsible use of the Internet and as such, we feel it is our responsibility to raise this particular issue as a concern.  Whilst children cannot access Facebook or other social networking sites at school, they could have access to it on any other computer or mobile technology outside school.  Websites such as Facebook offer amazing communication and social connections, however they are created with their audience in mind and this is specifically 13 years old and above.

 

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