Online safety is an increasingly important part of learning how to keep yourselves safe. The internet plays a huge part in your life, and whilst it provides many exciting, positive opportunities, it is essential to protect yourself from harm and ensure that you continue to be safe online. You need to understand the potential risks by learning how to use a range of electronic devices, and most importantly the internet, in a safe and appropriate manner.
Whilst our curriculum offers the opportunity to raise and tackle potential risks online, below is a series of links to websites that you can use to find out more about being safe online.
If you ever feel like you need to report something that you see online, you can always speak to a trusted adult. In school, you can speak to Mr Gubbins (Headteacher), Mrs Swift (Deputy Headteacher), Mrs Parkinson (Computing and Online Safety lead) or a teacher you trust. Alternatively, you can use the CEOP link on the homepage of our school website by following the link provided.
SMART Online Safety Rules
Remember the SMART rules that we follow in school which will ensure our safety online.
S - Keep your personal information safe, and never give our personal details to a stranger.
M - Never meet up with people you have been talking to online.
A - Think before you accept anything that you receieve online such as friend requests, emails or downloads. They could be a virus which would damage your device.
R - Remember that not everyone is reliable or trustworthy - you should only be talking to people that you know in person.
T - You can tell any trusted adults if you have concerns about something that you see online.
Useful Online Safety Links