First, a few words
Is the Internet safe for PYP students?
How much screen time should parents allow?
What are good/safe websites?
What the good/safe apps?
How do you use parenting settings?
And so many more questions!
There are no exact answers to these questions. The best answer from my perspective; Just be cautious.
The Internet is like a big city, it's like Bangkok; full of wonderful places and opportunities for learning but it's not safe everywhere. To keep children safe they should be supervised either physically or electronically when they are online.
That is not easy to do but hopefully this website will become a useful tool to help parents, educators and students finding the appropriate resources to enjoy the Web in the safest possible way.
But for now I would suggest that you start by exploring this Home page and please do not hesitate to ask me any further questions. Also if you as a parent have a great approach or system that you use with your own children, let us know with the Form on the left, this can be a platform for sharing.
Eric Nadeau, ICT Facilitator
Our ICT agreement is inspired from Be Internet Awesome from Google which is connected to the G suite for Education that we use at KIS. The concept of safety is introduced through Interland. Watch the video below and play the game with your child to explore the kind of challenges they may face online.
Another great resource is Common Sense Media which offers information about safe websites and apps, Digital Citizenship and many other digital life concerns.
I do not like to advertise any products, and I don't make any profit from this, but if you want to have a better control over the wifi in your home Google Wifi is now available in Thailand from multiple retailers. It's easy enough to set up and you can personalize the internet time and access for multiple users.