Tips for teachers and parents
* Encourage children working on Internet projects to discuss them with the school librarian who could suggest some key search words.
* There is software to keep track of files which have been downloaded, and sites which have been accessed. Let pupils know that these are regularly checked.
* Consider discussing issues such as pornography and extremepolitical views with older children. The electronic media is not the only place where they are going to come across these things.
* Some teachers prepare anelectronic paper trail for their students by giving them a list of addresses to follow.
* Wherever possible, download material from the Internet onto a hard disc.
* Keep a log book beside theon-line computer.
* Only allow supervised groupson-line.
* Some schools let their sixth-form pupils access more contentiouspolitical sites as a starting point for general discussion on censorship.
* Turn off the load graphics option on your Net browser unless you know there is a graphic which your children might particularly want to see. Some graphic pages take an age to access.
Resources for teachersand parents * Sources for Education http:leo.nmc.eduschoolssch1.html * RM Internet for Learning http:www.rmplc.co.uk * NCET http:ncetcsvwarwick.ac.uk * Edlinks http:www.marshall.edujmullensedlinks.html * BUBL http:www.bubl.bath.ac.ukBUBLEducation.html * Kids' Zone http:www.spokane.netkidzone * CCTA http:www.open.gov.uk * Expo http:sunsite.unc.eduexpobusstation.html * Planet Earth http:godric.nosc.milplanet earthinfo.html * Schools Internet http:www.rmplc.co.ukorgsfirstandindex.html