E-Safety at Acre Heads
Acre Heads’ E-Safety Warriors
At Acre Heads Primary School, we believe that the internet is a powerful way to enhance and broaden a child’s education. Teaching and learning in every subject in the curriculum can make vital use of web-based material.
However, we also know that the Internet allows access to a great deal of entertainment, information and communication which is not related to school-based learning that children may want to explore and investigate.
This exploration is not necessarily harmful, but if unsupervised and unmonitored can result in children encountering inappropriate material or unknown people that can upset or confuse them, or put them in a vulnerable position.
What are the issues?
The internet is always changing, and being able to keep up to date with your children’s use of technology can be a challenge.
You may sometimes feel that your children have better technical skills than you do, however children and young people still need advice and protection when it comes to managing their lives online.
Issues that your child may encounter on the internet will vary depending on their age and online activities.
Setting Controls on Devices
For step-by-step guides on setting up controls on different devices visit – Internet Matters – step-by-step guides
KCOM – Parental Controls
Most of our families have their home broadband through KCOM. KCOM includes parental controls for their customers allowing parents to restrict internet access and block inappropriate websites. For further information visit https://www.kcom.com/home/my-account/parental-controls/ or download their Internet Safety for Kids guide below giving step-by-step guidance on setting up your home router: