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Online Safety

Online safety is a regualr feature of assemblies as well as computing and PSHE sessions across the school. At All Saints' we do our best to ensure that the children are safe when using technology in school and also that they can use all sorts of technology out of school. However, we recognise that online safety is a resposnsibility shared with parents/carers. For a copy of the All Saints' Online Safety Policy, click here.

 

The best way to help your child to be a safe when using electronic technology is to talk to them and make sure they understand these simple rules:

  • You should never give out personal details to online ‘friends’. Use a nickname when logging on and don’t share full name, email address, mobile number, school name and any photos, including photos of family or friends – any picture or video online can be changed or shared without permission.
  • Talk to your child about what they are doing online and who they are talking to. Get them to show you how to use things you are not familiar with. Keeping the computer in a family room means that you can share your child’s online experience, they are less likely to act inappropriately (i.e. via webcam) and their online ‘friends’ will see they are in a family room.
  • If your child receives a message that upsets them, remind them not to reply, they should save the message and show you or another trusted adult.
  • Spam and junk emails and texts are not true, don’t reply or send them to anyone else, just delete them.
  • Don’t open files sent from people you don’t know. They could contain a virus, or worse – an inappropriate image or film.
  • An online ‘friend’ is anyone you have not met in real life; no matter how long you have been friends with them.
  • Help your child to understand that some people lie online and that it’s better to keep online ‘mates’ online. They should never meet up with any online 'friends' without an adult they trust.
  • Make sure they know how to block someone online and report them if they feel uncomfortable.
  • Make sure your child feels able to talk to you, let them know that it’s never too late to tell someone if something makes them feel uncomfortable. Don’t blame your child, let them know you trust them.

 

For a copy of 'A Practical Guide For Parents & Carers Whose Children Are Using Social Media' click here.

For information from the NSPCC about Pokémon Go and how to stay safe, click here.

 

 

At All Saints' we are determined to keep children safe in and out of school. We educate our pupils to make informed decisions in their lives. Sometimes parents/carers need further help, support and guidance. The 'Educate Against Hate' website, published by the Department for Education, provides expertise to challenge radical views and keep children and young people safe. It contains information for parents/carers and teachers. Click here for a link to the site or click on the logo above.

 

 

The Better Internet for Kids (BIK) guide to online services aims to provide key information about some of the most popular apps, social networking sites and other platforms which are commonly being used by children today. Click on the BIK logo above for a link to their guide.

 

Click on the icons below for tips and guides:

 

                                        TUK     Parent Info 

 

                     Childnet       FB       NSPCC        Insafe

 

Click on the icons below for 'How To.....' guides from Think U Know.

 

           

 

Family Agreements from Childnet International.

A family agreement is a great way to start a conversation with your whole family about how you all use the internet and discuss together how to behave in a positive way when online at home, at school or at a friends’ house.  Childnet’s family agreement advice provides a list of things to consider when creating a family agreement and some examples.  The family agreement template provides a framework that will help families set clear expectations for positive and safe internet use. Click on the links below for copies of the documents.