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Welcome to the e-Safety Home Page!

For parents and staff online safety is a recognisable issue that the children will face as they grow older. We would like to be able to teach them how to use online communication safely within the school environment giving them the tools to remain safe as they become more independent.

Children at Heaton Avenue use the Internet on a regular basis as part of their leanring. In school, we have regular 'e-safety' activities to remind children of them importance of keeping themselves safe online. 

At home, sometimes children can be given unsupervised access to the Internet. This, potentially, allows t hem 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:

  • Use DBPrimary -  All of our children have access to our virtual learning environment, DBPrimary. This is a safe 'social networking' site for children, where the pupils can build their own webpages, make blogs,  take part in forums, and send emails to each other. Teachers are also online and can monitor what children are doing and also help the children. There are also rules to keep everyone safe online.
  • Explore e-safety sites - There are lots of links to useful e-safety sites for you and your children below. They are great fun to explore, so why not browse through them with your children?
  • Facebook / Twitter / Myspace - Many of these sites have a minimum age limit of 13, so our pupils should NOT be using them. They do not offer the same levels of protection as DBPrimary, allowing children to communicate with anyone.
  • Keep your computer 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 the interesting sites that are available online.

Please see the websites below for more information about e-safety:

Sites for Children, Parents and Staff

Sites for Parents and Staff

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