ONLINE SAFETY DAY
February 5th is Online Safety Day. Please find below resources sent out by the Safer Internet Centre to help parents and carers keep their children safe online. Many of the links below will also help you keep your child safe. If you feel you or someone you know needs help with online safety, the best place to go to is CEOP. This site is to allow people to make a report if they are concerned.
Help can also be found by clicking on the links below:
Going online is probably the greatest safeguarding threat to the children in our school. The increased use of technology has led to new threats from the use of chat rooms and live streaming. We would advise all parents to be aware of the dangers children can face online as well as what can be done to combat these threats. As well as the links on the Keeping Safe page, we have included a number of useful weblinks here.
|http://esafetytraining.co.uk/parents/ is a great site which pulls together a range of information about online safety||
The NSPCC have developed a template for a family agreement setting out rules for safe online.
|This site will guide you through setting up parental controls on most devices.||Find out how appropriate the games your children play, the apps they use and the films they watch really are.||Comprehensive guide to being safe online by the Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre.|
Staying 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.
Our online-safety policy outlines the school's approach to keeping children safe on line. Keeping children safe online forms a regular and very important part of our ICT provision, with key points regarding how to use technology safely taught and reinforced through these lessons. The children also participate in online safety awareness assemblies and we always undertaking a range of activities for online safety day, including inviting parents to a workshop to explain how to keep their children safe online. The children participate in assemblies and workshops delivered by the NSPCC. These opportunities highlight the importance of personal safety and the risks associated with on line bullying.
Although we use Facebook as a means by which to communicate with parents and the wider world about the great work we are doing, we are mindful that risks exist in relation to the use of social media. Our Acceptable Use of Social Media Policy outlines our expectations of staff and pupils in their use of this platform to ensure that pupil safety and wellbeing stay at the forefront of our minds.