On-Line Safety Information
On-Line Safety is an important aspect of our procedures to keep pupils safe at Urchfont. In school, we have extensive security measures in place and also use a filtering system to help safeguard pupils from potential dangers or unsuitable material. On-Line safety is taught to all pupils to explain and remind the children the importance of keeping themselves safe online. A copy of our On-Line policy can be found here: On-Line Safety Policy 2022-2023
We can only be successful in keeping children safe online if we work with parents to ensure the On-Line safety message is consistent. It is important that parents speak to their children about how they can keep safe and behave appropriately online. It's essential to be realistic - banning the internet or technology will not work and it often makes a child less likely to report a problem. Education around safe use is essential.
In school, we also share the following rules recommended by Childnet International as a way of remembering the key messages:
Be SMART online
|Keep safe by being careful not to give out personal information such as your full name, email address, phone number, home address, photos or school name to people you are chatting to online.
|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.
|Accepting emails, IM messages or opening files, pictures or texts from people you don't know or trust can lead to problems. They may contain viruses or nasty messages!
|Information you find on the internet may not be true, or someone may be lying about who they are.
|Tell your 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.
We have included a Digital Resilience Toolkit which is advice for parents of 6-10 year olds to help you and your children become more digitally savvy and get the best out of their online world.
Give your child a guiding hand as they start their digital journey online with practical tips to help them build up their understanding of the online world and create a safe space for them to explore.
Further support and advice can be accessed through the links below:
|NSPCC Keeping Children Safe Online
|nspcc keeping safe online
|UK Safer Internet Centre