Internet Safety

Staying Safe Online

In todays technology saturated world the internet is an unavoidable area of risk for your child. In school we firmly believe that the best way to safeguard against any potential risk is not to lock children away behind filters and overly locked in websites but to provide children with all the tools necessary to stay safe online. To this end we have a robust e-safety curriculum that is delivered throughout the school and we also highlight the importance in every lesson of managing risk when engaging in online activities.

 

How to stay safe online:

1)      Don’t post any personal information online – like your address, email address or mobile number.

2)      Think carefully before posting pictures or videos of yourself.  Once you’ve put  a picture of yourself online most people can see it and may be able to download it, it’s not just yours anymore.

3)      Keep your privacy settings as high as possible

4)      Never give out your passwords

5)      Don’t befriend people you don’t know

6)      Don’t meet up with people you’ve met online.  Speak to your parent or carer about people suggesting you do

7)      Remember that not everyone online is who they say they are

8)      Think carefully about what you say before you post something online

9)      Respect other people’s views, even if you don’t agree with someone else’s views doesn’t mean you need to be rude

10)   If you see something online that makes you feel uncomfortable, unsafe or worried: leave the website, turn off your computer if you want to and tell a trusted adult immediately.

 

Useful Websites

www.thinkuknow.co.uk

The Child Exploitation and Online Protection (CEOP) Centre has set up its own website which has been designed and written specifically for children, young people, teachers, parents and carers.

www.parentinfo.org

Autumn 2015 saw the release of this excellent new website. It was developed out of a partnership between CEOP and The Parent Zone and contains lots of good eSafety advice.

www.saferinternet.org.uk

Here you will find e-safety tips, advice and resources to help children and young people stay safe on the internet.

www.childnet.com

An organisation working directly with children, parents and teachers to ensure that the issues of online child protection and the safe and positive use of the internet are addressed.

www.kidsmart.org.uk

Kidsmart is an award winning internet safety website for parents and those working with children. It has been developed by the children's internet charity Childnet International and has excellent information on many of the technologies used by children, with guidance on how to ‘stay safe’ online.

www.bullying.co.uk

One in five young people have experienced bullying by text message or via email. This web site gives advice for children and parents on cyberbullying.

 

For more information, please read our E-safety Policy

Click here to look at our E-safety Curriculum




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