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Internet Safety

As part of pupils' curriculum enhancement and the development of ICT skills, Coleham Primary School is providing supervised access to the Internet including E-mail.

Although there have been concerns about pupils having access to undesirable materials, we are taking positive steps to deal with this risk in school. Our school Internet access provider operates a filtering system that restricts access to inappropriate materials. In addition, we also have the means to filter sites in school and your child will always be using the internet under supervision. Your child's activity on the internet will be monitored and reported to the Head teacher on a regular basis.

Whilst every endeavour is made to ensure that suitable restrictions are in place and working effectively to prevent children gaining access to inappropriate materials, neither the school nor the Council will be liable under any circumstances for any injury, distress, loss or damage to the pupil or the parents, which may arise directly or indirectly from the pupil’s use of the internet facilities, the use of e-mail, or from other pupils unauthorised use of those facilities or e-mail.

In this section is a copy of the Rules for Responsible Internet Use that we operate at Coleham, and ask you to read through them with your child. Also, in this section is a copy of the Byron Report (the most recent and in-depth study of children’s internet and gaming habits commissioned by the Government in 2007) for you to read.

Here is a great Newsround Special Internet Safety animation narrated by David Tennant for you to watch with the younger children in school.

There are also some great resources below to help with internet safety, including a great guide made by parents for parents: