All of our teachers have had internet safety training from the NSPCC. If you have a concern about school internet use or home internet use we will be able to help.
Here are some resources we use with parents and children:
The big ideas we teach at school are:
Don’t give out personal information without talking to parents and carers first. What kind of information? Address, email address, phone number, bank account details. But even your real name, age, photograph. Obviously don’t go and meet someone you only know from the internet (FIFA, COD & other XBOX and PS games; instagram, facebook, chatrooms, forums)
Be polite – follow netiquette:
- be positive in comments;
- never write anything to hurt others – don’t write some thing to them, don’t write something about them;
- don’t shout or swear;
- if you copy something, say where you found it (don’t claim you made it yourself)
- if someone upsets you, explain what upset you (don’t upset them back – that just makes them want to upset you more); copy what they wrote; tell an adult or report it online;
- if you want to ask a question on a forum, check the FAQ (frequently asked questions first).
Tell a parent or carer if something upsets or worries you.It can be sorted out.
Think before you press Enter. Only post things online, in chats and instant messaging that you are happy for ANYONE to read (eg your parents, grandparents, teachers, boss). You never know when someone might see what you write. You never know how long it will stay there.
All teaching staff are e-safety trained. A workshop was also prepared for parents – here is the presentation we made: E-Safety-parent-talk
Use the links below and find out how to stay safe online. Childnet and ParentInfo have lots of advice and information – look up apps and games on ParentInfo to find out what the risks are and how to stay safe on them. ThinkUKnow has activities and info for children. CEOP shows you how to prevent and report child abuse online.