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Children at Mersea Island School use the Internet on a regular basis as part of their learning. In school, we have regular 'e-safety' activities to remind children of the importance of keeping themselves safe online. In Years EYS, 2, 4 and 6 they have a series of more focused lesson plans. 

All children at school are asked to sign up to the 'Safe Surf Internet Rules'.

Children are now accessing online activities through tablets, games consoles, smart phones as well as laptops and computers. Please find some useful links below to share with your children, find out more about setting up parental controls and further information.


https://sites.google.com/a/merseaschool.org/mersea-island-school/parents/e-safety/reporttoceop.jpg

What are age restrictions on social media?
We know that many children are using social media when ‘officially’ they are too young to sign up to the sites – we know because they tell us!
Lots of them say that Mums and Dads have signed them up – sometimes years ago. There’s nothing illegal in that, but please keep in mind that if you signed your 8 year old up to Facebook five years ago, saying they were 13 years old – they now appear as an 18 year old on the site. 
If an adult tries to groom your now 13 year old via social media, they will be able to argue that they thought they were talking to another adult. Remember to update their details, check their privacy settings, and talk to them about which pictures they use for their profile, so they’re safe online. Thank you.




Year 5 have been creating their very own online safety websites, to help you stay safe online but also to remind us all what is great about the internet. Here are links to a few of them:


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