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Online Safety

The Internet has become part of our everyday lives and is now easier to access then ever before. Use of the Internet can also have risks. Young people are more at risk of exposure to inappropriate or criminal behaviour if they are unaware of the dangers. In school we have a Responsible Internet Use poster displayed next to each computer. This is shared with the children at the beginning of the year, and they are reminded of the rules throughout the year.

Please click to view our KS1 and KS2 posters.

These dangers include:

  • viewing unsuitable content e.g. hate material, adult content, sites that endorse unhealthy behaviour
  • giving out personal information
  • arranging to meet an online "friend"
  • becoming involved in, or the victim of, bullying, identity theft, or making and sending indecent or illegal images
  • spending too much time online (internet addiction), which can effect concentration, sleep and health
  • copying information from the Internet or buying work from other people to use as their own.

SOCIAL MEDIA - Some tips to help stay safe:

  • Do not accept requests or respond to anyone you don't know.
  • If you receive an unpleasant message or video - Save it. Show an adult immediately. Do not respond to it. Do not share it in any way. Don't say or video anything unkind to anyone.
  • Don't spend too long on your mobile device per day.
  • Parents should be aware of all activity on their child's device.
  • Don't sleep with your phone in your bedroom.
  • Be advised that most social media accounts have a minimum age of 13.

Links and resources

Children are increasingly using Information and Communication Technology in school and in the home. This guide explains:

  • how your children are using ICT in school
  • how children can use the internet safely at home
  • where to access further information.

Information guide for parents and carers

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