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E-Safety Information

E-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.  E-safety is taught to all pupils to explain and remind the children the importance of keeping themselves safe online.  A copy of our e-safety policy can be found here:

We can only be successful in keeping children safe online if we work with parents to ensure the E-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

Safe 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     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     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!
Reliable Information you find on the internet may not be true, or someone may be lying about who they are.
Tell 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.

Further support and advice can be accessed through the links below:

NSPCC    net aware
thinkuknow                       

    thinkuknow

                                                             
   
kidsmart     kidsmart
internetmatters     internetmatters
nspcc     nspcc keeping safe online
UK Safer Internet Centre     UK Safer Internet Centre