Stay Safe Online
The Coronavirus (COVID-19) lockdown has led to the escalation in the use of technology. Children are having to use technology to continue their learning but also to communicate with friends and family. This increase has raised the importance of keeping children and young people safe online, more than ever before.
Below, you will find links to useful websites containing information to help avoid problems that could arise when children are online.
Please also look at the information and tips below.
There are also lots of videos and activities available to download below.
At school our Digital Wizards created their own Acceptable Use agreement.
- Always log in to school computers using the pupil login.
- Do not sign into other people’s accounts.
- Keep your password private. Think of it as a toothbrush, you don’t share it!
- When completing independent challenges do not use school equipment to take photos or films that are not related to the task.
- Don’t send emails that might be mean or offensive.
- Don’t go onto inappropriate websites. If you see someone is on an inappropriate website or accidentally end up on one yourself, shut the lid and tell the teacher.
At home, you can follow similar rules, but also be aware of the following;
- I will be aware of “stranger danger”, when I am communicating online.
- I will not share personal information or images of myself or others when online (this could include names, addresses, email addresses, telephone numbers, age, gender, educational details, financial details etc.)
- If I want to meet people that I have communicated with online, I will tell an adult I trust beforehand.
- I will immediately tell an adult I trust if I see any unpleasant or inappropriate material or messages or anything that makes me feel uncomfortable.
- I will always be polite and responsible when I communicate with others.
- I will not take or share images/films of anyone without their permission.