Always be careful when you are using the internet. It can help you to keep in touch with your friends and family and help your education – but it can also cause harm – to you and to others.
Remember help is always available at school if you are having any problems online.
Don’t be afraid to talk to your teacher or another adult at school.
If you or anyone you know is worried about Child Exploitation, Online Protection or anything related to Internet safety please click the link below which will take you to the CEOP reporting website:
Tips for staying safe online:
- Always ask a grown up before you use the internet. They can help you find the best thing to do.
- Don’t tell strangers where you live, your phone number or where you go to school. Only your friends and family need to know that.
- Don’t send pictures to people you don’t know. You don’t want strangers looking at photos of you, your friends or your family.
- Tell a familiar grown up if you feel scared or unhappy about anything.
- Make sure you keep online friends strictly online. If someone you don't know asks to be your online friend you must ensure an adult knows about it.
- Know how to use the CEOP Button and how to report it to the CEOP Centre if you are concerned about someone’s online behaviour towards you.
- You can also call ‘Childline’ on: 08001111 to talk to someone who can help.
The importance of online safety for children is highlighted more than ever as children are learning online at home. Further links have been added to the website to support families now and in the future.
Paul Hay visited our school a few years ago and is happy to continue giving parents advice at this uncertain time. Paul worked with the parents, teachers and children to share internet safety advice across the school community. He has asked me to share his email with you and said;
"During this time, I wanted to offer my help in any way I can. With pupils being at home, they will be using the internet more than ever. This may cause extra anxiety for parents.
Your school’s parents can find lots of information from my website and I am always more than happy for parents to email me with any questions they may have about their children’s use of the internet."
Email : mailto:email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org
The link to PCLS Training is listed above. There is a range of materials suitable for different age groups of children.