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Useful Websites for Parents

Below is a list of web sites and e-safety advice that Idsall parents may find useful.  Also, do check out our e-safety page under the Students menu.

Advice on using the internet

Think U Know

Think U Know - The Website of the Child Exploitation & Online Protection Centre (CEOP) to tackle online abuse and has some very useful tips for parents to help them keep children safe online.

BBC Webwise

BBC WebWise - The BBC's beginner's guide to using the internet

 Connect Safely Logo

Connect Safely - A Parents' Guide to Facebook

Shropshire Council Services

Shropshire Family Information Service

Shropshire Family Information Service provide free information, advice and support on all aspects of family life, whether you are expecting a baby, have young children or teenagers, they can support you in the role as parent, carer or any other family member.

Shropshire Council

Idsall School Admissions policy is operated by Shropshire Council, which is the Admissions Authority for all Community and Controlled Schools within Shropshire

Supporting Your Child's learning

Government Web Site

Government help with school costs, the curriculum, school attendance and general school life.

BBC

BBC Bitesize The BBC's formal education content for subject study guides guides and curriculum-mapped video clips

Advisory Centre for Education

The Advisory Centre for Education (ACE) - is a national charity that provides advice and information to parents

Free Anti-Virus Software

 Sophos Home

Sophos Home - uses the same technology that IT professional trust to protect their businesses (including Idsall School)

AVG Anti-Virus & Spyware Protection

AVG Anti-Virus & Spyware Protection free for your home computer

Avast Anti-Virus Protection

AVAST Anti-Virus free home edition

Avira Anti-Virus

Avira Anti-Virus Personal Edition

Free Internet Filtering & Monitoring Software

K9 Web Protection

K9 Web Protection from Blue Coat - Free internet filtering and parental control solution for the home

 Google Safety Center

Google - Make Google Chrome your default family internet browser and take advantage of parental controls

Free Web Utilities

Get Adobe Reader

Adobe PDF Reader - A free application for viewing and printing PDF document commonly used on web sites including this one

Get Adobe Flash Player

Adobe Flash Player - A free browser add-on for viewing flash animation commonly needed with Internet Explorer

Get Adobe Flash Player

Adobe Shockwave Player - A free browser add-on for viewing flash animation commonly used on web sites

Java application

Sun Microsystems Java - A free application allowing you to work and play in a secure computing environment

Free or Discounted Software and Hardware

Software4Students

Software4Students - Discounted student and home user licensed software

Open Office Software Suite

OpenOffice.Org - Free open source office software suite for word processing, spreadsheets, presentations, graphics, databases and more

 Google Drive

Google Drive - Free online storage and office apps (Idsall students have an account created for them)

Parents can find more advice on the students Homestudy page.