Facebook etc.

Social Networks

 

The following is from a recent letter to parents offering some advice and information regarding Social  Networks e.g. Facebook

 

It has come to our attention that an increasing number of pupils are joining the social networking site Facebook.

 

I'd like to bring to your attention a few issues to be aware of regarding this site and its suitability for children

 

The minimum age for children to be registered for Facebook is 13.


 

There are many personal details that can be visible through the site but, as the site is not moderated, people could claim to be anybody.

 

It is easy to upload and share photos and videos on the site, any number of which could be unsuitable for children.

 

There are many networking sites that are moderated and supervised where children are able to communicate in a safe and secure environment. By doing this the children learn how to behave and be safe in a virtual environment.

 

 

 

Newbarns Primary and Nursery School
  • Newbarns Primary and Nursery School
  • Risingside,
  • Barrow-in-Furness,
  • Cumbria,
  • LA13 9ET
  • Tel: 01229 877442
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