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e-safety information for students

Our ICT / E-Safety policy

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E-Safety News

Using the internet

  1. Don't give out your details on line. This includes your username, email, telephone number, pictures, where you live etc.
  2. Anything you give out usually stays on the internet for a long time and can't be deleted, this is particularly important with pictures & videos.
  3. Keep your anti-virus software up to date (nag your parents / carers! - You can usually buy it cheap from Ebay)
  4. Make sure you keep your settings to private (e.g. Facebook).
  5. People can easily lie and pretend to be someone they are not, don't do and say things that you wouldn't do offline in real life - it could get you into trouble.
  6. Don't meet up with strangers you meet online without an adult you can trust.

Emails / messages

  1. Don't open emails or messages from people you don't know.
  2. If something is too good to be true, it usually is and is best ignored.
  3. Spam / junk mail usually contain tricks and lies, and often try to trick you into clicking on links.
  4. Don't open attachements in emails from people you don't know. They could contain viruses that could destroy your hard drive or install software that watches everything you do (spyware) including your passwords.
  5. Spyware watches for usernames, passwords, bank login details and more. The attachements could be images or movies for adults, not usually a good thing.

Getting help

  1. The Think U Know website is fantastic and has loads more information about e-safety.
  2. If something happens that you don't like or makes you feel uncomfortable - tell someone - it's never too late.
  3. There are people who can help. You can speak to your parents, teacher / tutor or make an official report to the police via CEOP about sexual abuse

Our ICT / E-Safety policies

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Parents

E-Safety information for parents

Virtual Lives : It's more than a game, it's your life!

It's important for all users of the internet to be aware of the consequences of their online actions - both good and bad!

Taking care, being safe and responsible online and offline is an important part of child development.

Childnet International is producing a Safer Internet Day resource pack to help educators participate in Safer Internet Day. Below is an outline of the target areas related to this year's theme. We hope this will help educators to get thinking and planning for Tuesday 8 February 2011. Alongside this content will be a short film and banners for VLEs from the European commission promoting Safer Internet Day.

Remember Safer Internet Day is not only there to remind pupils of safety messages related to the internet. Why not think about educating parent/staff bodies about the opportunities offered by the internet. Have a gaming day in school and invite pupils to become the teachers. Challenge them to come up with ideas for learning through gaming!

Updated: 24/08/2013