E-safety of Our Pupils
We teach all of our children to be S.M.A.R.T. in staying safe online:
S for SAFE: [video link]
Keep safe by being careful not to give out personal information when you’re chatting or posting online. Personal information includes your email address, phone number and password.
M for MEET: [video link]
Meeting someone you have only been in touch with online can be dangerous. Only do so with your parents’ or carers’ permission and even then only when they can be present. Remember online friends are still strangers even if you have been talking to them for a long time.
A for ACCEPTING: [video link]
Accepting emails, IM messages, or opening files, images or texts from people you don’t know or trust can lead to problems – they may contain viruses or nasty messages!
R for RELIABLE: [video link]
Someone online might lie about who they are and information on the internet may not be true. Always check information by looking at other websites, in books, or with someone who knows. If you like chatting online it’s best to only chat to your real world friends and family.
T for TELL: [video link]
Tell a parent, carer or a trusted adult if someone, or something, makes you feel uncomfortable or worried, or if you or someone you know is being bullied online.
There are lots of e-safety websites and resources out there but here's a few we like to share with our children to keep them sharp online.
NSPCC Net Aware - Social Media advice for parents and https://www.nspcc.org.uk/keeping-children-safe/online-safety/ - both of these websites, created by the NSPCC, have valuable information for parents.
Childnet.com - This website has a multitude of activities and advice to help you keep your children safe online. There are sections for children to use themselves and also an area with advice and guidance for parents and carers.
ThinkUKnow - e-safety games for kids on a theme!
ThinkUKnow for Parents (Primary and Secondary)- guidance for parents of primary and secondary age children.
Government advice on Child online Safety
Childline – staying safe online
To make a report if you have suspicions about someone has be communicating online, you can use the CEOPS (Child Exploitation and Online Prevention command): https://www.ceop.police.uk/safety-centre/
Recent trends have shown an increase in Hate crimes being committed using online tools and sites such as social media. If you or your family have been a victim of a hate crime (online or otherwise), or are curious to learn more on this subject, then the Gloucestershire Constabulary can be contacted using the link below.