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Computer use by 5 to 15 year olds

Under 16s are allowed access to the computers provided their parent or guardian has visited a library and completed a Parental Consent Form. If their parent or guardian withdraws consent before they become 16, access will not be permitted. The responsibility for monitoring the material accessed by under 16s remains with their parent or guardian.

Under 13 years old will not be able to access any social networking sites. 13 -16 year olds will need to complete a Social Networking - Parental Consent Form with their parent or guardian before they can access social networking sites.

The Internet is a source of great fun, interesting sites and useful information but there are also dangers. The latest information about the sites and services that young people people like to use, plus information about mobiles, gaming, downloading, social networking and much more can be found by visiting Childnet International.

Further information about staying safe online can be found by selecting the headings below.