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Guidance

Guidance for parents and carers

Use of the internet is free but you'll need to to read the Internet Access Conditions of Use (42 KB) and sign and return the form if your child is under 16 years old.

This form can be completed at Your Library or will be sent to you when your child makes an enquiry.

The internet is a fantastic resource for learning and enjoyment, but these are some of the possible issues you need to consider before signing:

  • Unacceptable content - this could be pornographic, racist or violent or otherwise abusive. The filtering software will eliminate most of these, but we cannot guarantee that all will be excluded.
  • Unwelcome contacts - for example, large numbers of emails advertising unsuitable website or services.

Guidance for young people

At your library, you can surf the web for free but before doing so, everyone under the age of 16 needs to have an Internet Registration Form (42 KB) signed and returned by a parent, carer or guardian.

When your library receives the completed form, you'll get a PIN which you must keep safe and must not share with anyone else.

Be smart when you use the internet:

  • Secret - always keep you name, address, mobile phone number and password private. It's like giving out the keys to your home!
  • Meeting someone you have contacted in cyberspace can be dangerous. Only do so with your parent's/carer's permission and when they can go with you.
  • Accepting emails or files from people you don't know or trust can get you into trouble, they may contain nasty messages
  • Remember someone online may be lying and may not be who they say they are. Stick to the public areas in chat rooms and if you feel uncomfortable, get out.
  • Tell your parent, carer or librarian if someone or something doesn't seem right.

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