Red Gates Primary

  020 8651 6540
 admin@redgates.croydon.sch.uk

  020 8651 6540
 admin@redgates.croydon.sch.uk

Safeguarding Internet Use

  • 82% of children are exposed to inappropriate material via the Internet before the age of 11
  • The increased use of technology can be of great benefit to your child, but it is important to be aware of the dangers on the internet and know how to protect your child from inappropriate content.
  • When your child is using the internet, ensure they are closely supervised when watching content on YouTube or searching the internet using a search engine as inappropriate content can appear with the most innocent of searches.
  • Installing parental controls on devices at home is important to prevent your child from accessing inappropriate content. Parental controls are activated differently on different devices. The links at the end of this presentation provide further information on how to implement these on your devices.
  • Your home internet provider can set up a filter to control the content that you and your family see and can be set up on any device that is connected to your home broadband. For further information on this please click on the link below:
  • Broadband and Mobile Parental Controls

  • YouTubeKids is a fantastic app that restricts the content that can be searched and accessed to appropriate content for children. It also has some great links to activities to support learning. It can be downloaded through the app store that your device uses.
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  • All computers in school have these symbols attached to them/ near them.
  • If pupils access any inappropriate content then staff show the ‘bad’ symbol and redirect the pupils to more appropriate content.
  • When watching appropriate content, staff show the ‘good’ symbol and engage with the pupil in the content onscreen.
  • If you wish to have a copy of the symbols, they are on the following page. If you need a printed copy then please contact you child’s class teacher.