Questions and Answers
How do I set up internet filters?
Each broadband service provider is different; however all have some form of filtering you can set. These can limit either whole content or individual web pages. We have included a section below of some of the most widely used providers and their contact details.
Can children change the parental settings after they have been set up?
Each device is different; however most can be set to request a pin in order to make changes to settings. Here is a useful website, which includes a simple and straight forward step by step guide to setting parental controls. You can choose the specific device you are trying to protect.
What curriculum does the school follow?
Hoylandswaine covers E-Safety topics throughout a variety of lessons; Mr Bond teaches one discrete E-Safety lesson per half term. Pupils record one or two key points from these lessons. Here is a link to the curriculum that we follow.
Can school run workshops on setting up parental controls?
On 6th February 2018 we will be running a workshop for parents discussing internet safety issues with focus on assisting in setting up parental controls on a range of devices. If you are struggling with setting up these controls or would like some advice and guidance please don't hesitate to contact Mr Bond and he will help in any way he can.
What is done in school to protect our children?
Before the children use the laptops, computers or iPads the teacher recaps the school SMART e-safety rules (ThinkUKnow). All internet content goes through a strict filtering system of which the school can add websites to if desired. For further details please see the school E-Safety policy which explains in greater detail how this is done.
Throughout the year the school runs a series of assemblies relating to keeping safe online, these are age appropriate and enhance the skills of the children to spot the dangers when using the Internet, but also highlight the positive aspects of Internet use.
Mr Bond has recently undertaken Ambassador training administered by CEOP that allows him to train teachers and children on child exploitation and online protection.
Here are some videos we have found useful to give children and parents information.
This rap video created by high school students highlights the main ways of staying safe online.
This video is aimed at younger children, showing a very clear and precise message about problems that may occur when online, and how best to deal with them.
Keeping up with the Jones' is a short 50's style trailer that aims to get parents and carers thinking about their children's online lives.
For help setting up parental controls at home it may help to contact your broadband provider. You can follow the links below or call them directly.
From a landline: 0800800150 or 03301234150
Call a Sky expert on: 03442411653
Call TalkTalk on: 08000491424
Call PlusNet on : 0800 432 0200 or 03451400200
Call Virgin on : 08000643836
Call EE on : 08000798586
Call Vodafone on : 08080034515