EM3 Kids Club made it into the Barking and Dagenham Post
On the 8th of December 2015, we took some of our youngsters to sing Christmas carols and give minced pies to our neighbouring senior citizens at the George Brooker home Dagenham.
We were so proud of how well behave our EM3 Kids Club Children were and how much they enjoyed spreading the love of
E Safety Advice
The 21st Century surge of social networking sites, has given children a new way of socialising and making friends. In an ever changing world of technology sometimes it's hard to keep up with what your children are doing online. Whilst we all want to encourage our children to develop their computer skills - it is also crucial that we protect our children from the dangers. Please ensure you continue to talk to your children about the potential dangers.
E Safety Tip one!
Keep your passwords safe!
E Safety Tip two!
Don't give out any personal information online as people may use it to contact you when you don't want them to.
Talk to your child about what they’re up to online. Be a part of their online life; involve the whole family and show an interest. Find out what sites they visit and what they love about them, if they know you understand they are more likely to come to you if they have any problems.
Encourage your child to go online and explore! There is a wealth of age-appropriate sites online for your children. Encourage them to use sites which are fun, educational and that will help them to develop online skills (look at our useful websites page on the school website/ ask your child’s class teacher).
Keep up-to-date with your child’s development online. Children grow up fast and they will be growing in confidence and learning new skills daily. It’s important that as your child learns more, so do you.
Set boundaries in the online world just as you would in the real world. Think about what they might see, what they share, who they talk to and how long they spend online. It is important to discuss boundaries at a young age to develop the tools and skills children need to enjoy their time online.
Keep all equipment that connects to the internet in a family space. For children of this age, it is important to keep internet use in family areas so you can see the sites your child is using and be there for them if they stumble across something they don’t want to see.
Know what connects to the internet and how. Nowadays even the TV connects to the internet. Make sure you’re aware of which devices that your child uses connect to the internet, such as their phone or games console. Also, find out how they are accessing the internet – is it your connection, or a neighbour’s wifi. This will affect whether the safety setting you set are being applied.
Use parental controls on devices that link to the internet, such as the TV, laptops, computers, games consoles and mobile phones. Parental controls are not just about locking and blocking, they are a tool to help you set appropriate boundaries as your child grows and develops. They are not the answer to your child’s online safety, but they are a good start and they are not as difficult to install as you might think. Service providers are working hard to make them simple, effective and user friendly. Find your service provider and learn how to set your controls.