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 - 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.
Shropshire Council Services
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.
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
BBC Bitesize The BBC's formal education content for subject study guides guides and curriculum-mapped video clips
The Advisory Centre for Education (ACE) - is a national charity that provides advice and information to parents
Free Anti-Virus Software
Sophos Home - uses the same technology that IT professional trust to protect their businesses (including Idsall School)
Free Internet Filtering & Monitoring Software
K9 Web Protection from Blue Coat - Free internet filtering and parental control solution for the home
Google - Make Google Chrome your default family internet browser and take advantage of parental controls
Free Web Utilities
Adobe PDF Reader - A free application for viewing and printing PDF document commonly used on web sites including this one
Adobe Flash Player - A free browser add-on for viewing flash animation commonly needed with Internet Explorer
Adobe Shockwave Player - A free browser add-on for viewing flash animation commonly used on web sites
Sun Microsystems Java - A free application allowing you to work and play in a secure computing environment
Free or Discounted Software and Hardware
OpenOffice.Org - Free open source office software suite for word processing, spreadsheets, presentations, graphics, databases and more
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.