E-safety of Our Pupils

BC 32 of 122We 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.

E-safety Resources

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

DigiDuck - an ebook for Key Stage 1 learners

The Adventures of Smartie the Penguin - a pdf story book for Key Stage 1 learners

KidSmart - A jam-packed website covering most aspects of online safety from 'file sharing' to 'digital footprints' - lots of information of use to Key Stage 2 pupils as well as highlighting potential awareness areas for parents

ThinkUKnow - e-safety games for kids on a theme!

E-safety can potentially be more at risk when in the home due to, in many cases, ready availability to a suite of internet-enabled devices. This calls for parents to be just as vigilant of the risks that their child might face when using technologies. Here's some guidance for parents on what to look out for:

ThinkUKnow for Parents (Primary and Secondary)

Parentinfo.org (New!)

Know It All - an interactive presentation 

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 Glos Hate site is a valuable resource:

Glos Hate