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E-Safety

In this day and age, children are increasingly vulnerable to online risk taking, through their phones and gaming appliances. The technology advances at a huge rate and, as adults, it can be difficult to 'keep up' with this. However, it is important that we all take responsibility for keeping children as safe as possible on line and ensuring that their privacy settings  on any device are always as robust as possible is a major step towards this. In addition, reiterating the very simple advice below alongside up to date information in assemblies and such like is vital.   In school, Mr Fischer, one of our Yr 3 teachers, is a good source of help for this issue and the NSPCC has some excellent advice on this for parents to access too.

 

Follow our SMART rules: 5 top tips to stay safe on-line

 

 Safe:

Keep safe by being careful not to give out personal information when you’re chatting,gaming or posting online. Personal information includes your email address, phone number and password.

 

 Meet: 

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.

 

 Accepting: 

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!

 

 Reliable: 

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.

 

 Tell: 

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.

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