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Safety online

On this page we offer advice for children and adults on how our pupils can safely use online resources and websites.

 

 

e-Safety information for children




There are many great things about the internet. But like most good things, there are also some risks. There are some bad people who use the internet and email to try and get the trust of children to hurt them. This is called grooming. Sometimes the internet, email and instant messaging or social networking sites are used to bully children.

Here is a list of things you must do to keep safe whilst you are online :

1 ) Never tell anyone your full name, age, address or telephone number. Use only your first name.

2 ) Never be rude, nasty, or racist or use bad language on the internet. Tell your parents if anyone uses it towards you.

3 ) Only do what your parents allow you to do on the internet.

4 ) Always show your parents any messages that you have received that you are unhappy about.

5 ) Never agree to meet anyone that has contacted you on the internet.

6 ) Keep your passwords secret.

7 ) Always ask your parents before downloading files. They could contain a virus. Never open any attachments that you are not expecting.

8 ) Always be yourself and never pretend to be anyone that you are not.

9 ) If you use social networking sites like facebook, only allow people you know to see any photos of you. You must be 13 years old to have a facebook account.

10 ) Be very careful what photos you put on the internet. Other people could download them.

Always tell your parents if you are ever unsure or unhappy about something that you have found online.

Not everyone is who they claim to be online and may pretend to be someone else so they can hurt you.

 

 

 

eSafety advice for parents and carers

 

Use of exciting and innovative tools in school and at home has been shown to raise educational standards and promote pupil / student achievement. The improper or unsafe use of technology can present challenges to children, young people, volunteers and staff.

 

Some of the potential risks could include:

 

•   Access to illegal, harmful or inappropriate images or other content.

•   Unauthorised access to / loss of / sharing of personal information.

•   The risk of being subject to exploitation and abused by those with whom they make    

contact on the internet.

•   The sharing / distribution of personal images without an individual’s consent or knowledge.

•   Inappropriate communication / contact with others, including strangers.

•   Cyber-bullying.

•   Access to unsuitable media and games, such as those with an age rating that the viewer has not met.

•   An inability to evaluate the quality, accuracy and relevance of information on the internet.

•   Plagiarism and copyright infringement.

•   Illegal downloading or sharing of media files. (Such as music and gaming.)

•   The potential for excessive use which may impact on the social and emotional development and learning of the young person.

•   Blackmail involving threats to life, dignity and violence.

•   Poor or inappropriate supervision of Internet access leading to the viewing of harmful or inappropriate materials.

•   Risk of sexual exploitation.

 

Many of these risks reflect situations in the off-line world and it is essential that this e-safety policy is used in conjunction with other school policies (e.g. behaviour, anti-bullying and child protection policies).

 

As with all other risks, it is impossible to eliminate those risks completely. It is therefore essential, through good educational provision to build students’ / pupils’ resilience to the risks to which they may be exposed, so that they have the confidence and skills to face and deal with these risks.

 

Schools must demonstrate that they have provided the necessary safeguards to help ensure that they have done everything that could reasonably be expected of them to manage and reduce these risks. Ninian Park Primary School has a comprehensive E-Safety policy that explains how we intend to do this, whilst also addressing wider educational issues in order to help young people (and their parents / carers) to be responsible users and to stay safe while using the internet and other communications technologies for educational, personal and recreational use.

 

 

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