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Technology enhances learning, and schools and colleges can do much to ensure students get the most from it, by encouraging responsible online behaviour. Involving children and young people in the development of their school’s e-safety policy can minimise risk and embed important principles such as
Many search engines provide filtering facilities to remove unsuitable sites and advertising for search results, and most web browsers allow users to customise and adjust their settings for security, privacy and content. There are also a number of search engines which are suitable for children and young people.
Social Networking is becoming increasingly popular in schools to support learning and encourage creative use of the internet, and publish and share content. These technologies need to be used in a safe and responsible way, and appropriate online behaviour encouraged.
Staff and helpers can also be susceptible to risks from social networking. Schools should take appropriate steps to help staff and helpers maintain a professional level of conduct in their use of technology and online behaviour.
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ChildLine is the UK's free, 24-hour helpline for children in distress or danger. Trained volunteer counsellors comfort, advise and protect children and young people who may feel they have nowhere else to turn.
Childnet International works to make the Internet safe for children. The Know IT All (KIA) section contains advice for parents on keeping children safe. Parents can download advice and tips on basic computer use.
Website helping teachers get the most from technology.
Search engine for educational information and resources.