'Pupils are knowledgeable about how to keep themselves safe. They know about road safety, including safe cycling. Pupils know how to keep themselves safe online. They said that it was important to keep passwords private and not to give out personal information to strangers.' Ofsted October 2018
Always be careful when you are using the internet. It can help you to keep in touch with your friends and help your education – but it can also cause harm – to you and to others.
Remember help is always available at school if you are having any problems online.
Don’t be afraid to talk to your teacher or another adult at school.
If you or anyone you know is worried about Child Exploitation, Online Protection or anything related to Internet safety please click the link below which will take you to the CEOP reporting website:
Useful Tips for Online Safety
We urge all parents to speak to their children, nieces, nephews etc. and other children about what to do if they are frightened by something they see online.
There has been a lot on the news recently about the current trends which are particularly nasty. For this reason, please encourage children to :-
• Talk to a parent/carer/trusted adult if they see anything or hear anything that is scaring them.
• If they are told ‘not to tell their parents’ then that is a green light to go straight to an adult.
• Not to download or accept any unknown contacts on social media or particularly WhatsApp.
• Please ensure they know that the scary faces that may have popped up or could pop up are not real. They can’t hurt them.
In school children can talk to a member of staff about anything that is worrying them or anything strange they may notice online. If you are a parent or carer, we hope you will find the web links below useful.
The following links provide more information for parents about internet safety for children.