London Christian Elementary School: 202 Clarke Road, London, ON, N5W 5E4   |   Phone: 519.455.0360   |   Email: info@londonchristian.ca
School Life

The Internet

Use of the computer and access to the Internet is one part of the academic program at London Christian Elementary School. All teachers work hard to teach students how to use the computer as a tool for learning. 

Linked here you will find our LCES Internet Policy.

Linked here you will find the LCES E-Device Guidelines.

Need some helpful tips on internet use at home? For more information, check out www.kidsintheknow.ca

Get involved.
 
What can parents do?
  • Limit the amount of time your child spends online.
  • Use filtering software.
  • Supervise your child while online and consider putting the computer in a common area.
  • Restrict your child's use of adult search engines.
  • Explore games your child is playing to determine if age appropriate.
  • Regularly review your child's online activities and interests.
  • Know your child's login information and email addresses.
  • Know who your child is communicating with online.
  • Assist in the creation of online profiles when your child joins sites.
  • Monitor webcam use and any posting or exchanging or pictures online.
  • Communicate opening and encourage your child to share his/her feelings.
What should parents talk to their children about?
  • Set the expectation that you will monitor your child online as it is a public environment.
  • Create or post internet guidelines that are discussed regularly.
  • Show your child how to use safe search engines (i.e. yahooligans)
  • Reinforce the idea that not everyone is who they say they are online.
  • Just as you would explain codes of conduct for offline activities, the same should be done for activities online.
  • Talk about friendship: what is is and what it isn't.
  • Tell you child not to open attachments if they don't know the sender.
  • If your child some across something that makes him/her feel uncomfortable, explain that s/he can tell you without fear of losing computer privileges.
  • Ensure your child has a trusted adult in her/his life that s/he can talk to.
  • Talk about the inaccurate representations of relationships online.  Discuss the qualities of healthy relationships.
Risks for children on the internet:
  • Exposure to sexually explicit material
  • Search engines
  • Public nature of the Internet
  • Building relationships
  • Chat component of games
  • Threats and coercion