As part of an enriched curriculum your child will be accessing the internet on a regular basis, they will also be using personal storage space within the schools secure internal network.
These are our rules for using the internet safely which we will be reinforcing with children in school;
Rules for Internet Use for Pupils
- Do not use the Internet unless you have been given permission.
- Only use your own username and password.
- Do not bring removable media of any kind such as DVD’s, CD’s, USB memory sticks etc. into school without permission.
- Do not ignore pop up boxes you do not understand.
- Pupils must only use their class email account.
- Messages you send must be polite and sensible.
- You must never give out personal details; home address, telephone number.
- If you see anything you are unhappy with or receive messages you do not like, tell a teacher immediately.
- You must not search for offensive material.
- The school may check your computer files and Internet sites you visit.
- Deliberately breaking these rules may result in you not being allowed to use the Internet or computers.
We have an Online Safety and Acceptable Use policy with clear guidance on how we manage breaches of the rules whether deliberate or accidental; this can be found on our Policy Page or you can ask to see a copy in school.
Children are confidently accessing the internet from an ever earlier age but hopefully we can work together to keep your children safe and secure both within and beyond school (e.g. at a friend’s house or at home).
Should you wish to discuss the matter further please contact the school.
You can find further resources at:
Online safety for under 18s, parents and schools:
Get Safe Online - general safety www.getsafeonline.org
Think U Know – age specific advice www.thinkuknow.co.uk
Net Aware – app, game and site advice www.net-aware.org.uk
UK Safer Internet Centre - general www.saferinternet.org.uk
Internet Watch Foundation - reporting www.iwf.org.uk
If you wish to restrict your child's usage of the Internet or block certain apps take a look at these sites:
Tops tips for children:
- Always ask a grown up before you use the internet. They can help you find the best thing to do.
- Don’t tell strangers where you live, your phone number or where you go to school. Only your friends and family need to know that.
- Don’t send pictures to people you don’t know. You don’t want strangers looking at photos of you, your friends or your family.
- Tell a grown up if you feel scared or unhappy about anything.
- You can also call ‘Childline’ on: 08001111 to talk to someone who can help.
Top Tips for Parents
- Having any computers/gaming devices at home where you can monitor your child’s use.
- Adhere to ratings on games and films. They are there to keep your child safe follow them!
- Talk to your child about online dangers and reassure them that they can come to you if there is anything worrying or concerning them.
- DO NOT let your child have a social networking account until they are 13! It is against the law for these sites to hold information on anyone under this age.
- Be careful of mobile phones. Most mobile phones have internet access. Monitor all mobile phone use.
When should I report to CEOP?
The CEOP help children stay safe online. Has someone acted inappropriately towards you online, or to a child or young person you know? It may be sexual chat, being asked to do something that makes you feel uncomfortable or someone being insistent on meeting up. You can report it to the CEOP by clicking on the link below:
Remember it may seem small but it may save your child or someone else from harm!