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Internet Safety Policy

Information for Parents/Guardians regarding Internet use

For some Science Oxford workshops we will occasionally be using online software such as Code.org and will be making use of Google Image Search.

Students must be 13+ to use the software because of the potential for sharing of content. Therefore, we will require the adult who will be accompanying the child to be responsible for them whilst using the software.

As part of the sessions, we will discuss internet safety as related to sharing of data and using search engines, as well as copyright on pictures and information found online.

When continuing with projects at home, we advise you to use your own judgement and follow your family policy for internet use with your children.

Code.org is an educational website, used by students and teachers all over the world.  However, it is important to be aware that other users will be 13+, and the projects shared in the public app gallery will have been created by them.

Whilst every endeavour is made to ensure that suitable restrictions are placed on the ability of children to access inappropriate materials, we cannot be held responsible for the nature or content of materials accessed through the Internet.

If you would like some advice on keeping your child safe online, or tips on how to talk to your child about online safety, you can visit the NSPCC’s Online Safety page here.

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