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At Clare Community Primary School we believe that the Internet offers both educational and social opportunities for our children. Whilst recognising the benefits we must also establish appropriate and effective practices to ensure safe use of the Internet. Click on the links below to view our policies.

At Home

When thinking about internet safety your first port of call should be your Internet Service Provider (ISP - the company that supplies your internet). Information on parental controls can be found on the UK Safer Internet Centre website. You should also consider which web browser and search engine you use.
Each browser has their own privacy and security settings:
Firefox - Go to 'Tools' then 'Options'
Google Chrome - Go to 'Settings'
Internet Explorer - Go to 'Internet Options'
Safari - Go to 'Settings' and select 'Safari'

Each search engine also has their own 'SafeSearch' control area:

Below you will find more information about staying safe while gaming online and using social media. We recognise that it is against the terms of use for children to have certain social media accounts and we neither condone or encourage it. However we understand that children often access other people's accounts or create their own anyway, therefore the guides below can be used to ensure that if children gain access to social media sites they will be safe.

The best place for help and advice is CEOP
The NCA’s CEOP Command is here to help children and young people. We also have advice and links to support for other online problems young people might face, such as cyberbullying and hacking. Visit our Safety Centre for advice and to report directly to CEOP, by clicking on the Click CEOP button.

In their 'Club Nintendo Privacy Policy' Nintendo states that:
If a child under the age of 16 years wants to register as a member of Club Nintendo, we require permission from a parent or guardian

In their 'Legal' details PlayStation states that:
All of the games available on the PlayStation®Store are labelled with symbols indicating the age for which they are suitable. Age ratings are not a guide to gaming difficulty. Parents should always check ratings before buying or allowing their children to buy or download games from the PlayStation®Store.
PLAYSTATION GUIDE                        LEGAL

X-Box live does not have age restrictions. However, in their Code of Conduct they state that:
'If you are a parent, you can use Family Settings to control the activities and experiences available to your children.'
X-BOX GUIDE                    CODE OF CONDUCT

In their 'Terms of Use' Snapchat states that:
Snapchat is intended for use by people who are 13 years of age or older, and persons under the age of 13 are prohibited from creating Snapchat accounts. 
SNAPCHAT GUIDE                    TERMS OF USE

In their 'Terms of Use' Facebook states that:
Facebook users provide their real names and information, and we need your help to keep it that way. Here are some commitments you make to us relating to registering and maintaining the security of your account: 
5. You will not use Facebook if you are under 13.

In their 'Privacy Policy' Twitter states that:
Twitter services are not directed to persons under 13. They do not knowingly collect personal information from children under 13. If they become aware that a child under 13 has provided personal information, they take steps to remove such information and terminate the child's account.

In their 'Basic Terms' Instagram states that:
You must be at least 13 years old to use the service