As the computers in the library are used by many different people, it is advisable that you shut down all windows and delete your work from the hard drive to prevent other members of the public having access to it. Files are regularly cleared from the hard drive.
When ordering items we advise you not to put credit or debit card numbers on to the Internet using a shared computer. If you do, then it is at your own risk.
Filtering software is in operation on all library terminals to prevent access to web sites containing illegal, offensive or inappropriate material. Please note that the rapidly changing nature of the internet means that it is not possible to be completely effective in this.
Some larger libraries have areas with computers that are dedicated for use only by children and their families during out of school hours. Children's access to the internet in the library is the responsibility of the child's parent or guardian. Although we use a higher level of filtering software for children, the library service cannot monitor children's use of the Internet.
Here are some useful websites that have been specially selected and monitored by staff at Telford & Wrekin libraries.
This site aims to keep parents and teachers well-informed about copyright and how digital content can be enjoyed safely and legally online or via a mobile device. It provides links to safe and legal sites for downloading music, film and TV content.
Excellent guide for parents and carers about Facebook use for children including safety tips
Get Safe Online
Sponsored by the government and leading businesses to provide a free public service to help you protect yourself against internet threats.
HMRC: Online security
Includes information about what you can do to protect yourself online and also useful external links.
Internet Watch Foundation
Has a safe surfing guide, news and information and 'hotline' to enable you to report suspect sites.
Premier Choice Internet
Step by step advice on keeping safe online
UK Safer Internet Centre
The UK Safer Internet Centre is coordinated by a partnership of three leading organisations; Childnet International, the South West Grid for Learning and the Internet Watch Foundation. It has three main functions: an Awareness Centre, a Helpline and a Hotline to promote the safe and responsible use of technology.
Contains information on using the Internet safely and knowing who to talk to if you are worried. Advice for 5-7 years, 8-10 years, 11-16 years and parents and carers. You can also report abuse from here.