‘Excelsior’ - Ever Upwards           

Principal: Leica Carter 

 

 

We need your help to keep your children safe on the internet. The school's internet access is extremely tightly controlled, but when children access the internet at home the same restrictions do not necessarily apply. 

With the increasing use of technology in everyday life, it is essential that all children become confident and safe users of the internet and other technologies.

On this page you should find some useful links and tips for how to ensure you and your child are using the internet appropriately, and some websites to visit for advice. 

Underpinning the curriculum, are the SMART rules which are reinforced in school:

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

Meeting - 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.

Accept - Accepting emails, IM messages, or opening files, pictures or texts from people you don't know or trust can lead to problems - they may contain viruses or nasty messages!

Reliable - Someone online may lie about who they are and information on the internet may not be true. Always cross check information with other websites, books or someone who knows. If you like chatting online it's best to only chat to your real world friends and family

Tell - Tell your 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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Online safety factsheets

 
Safer Internet Day 8th February 2022 

All the Safer Internet Day Resources you need can be found here: https://www.saferinternet.org.uk/safer-internet-day/

 

    

 

 

Safe online during the pandemic - click HERE

Parents - YouTube moderation - click HERE

 

 
 

https://www.bbc.com/ownit

Internet Safety - ThinkUKnow

Platform Guides - parent guides for social media apps and platforms

Parent Info

Parent Zone

Safeguarding Children Online

Parents' Guide to Pokemon Go

Pokemon Go - Safer Internet Centre

Google E-Safety

Microsoft Parental Controls

Internet Provider Parental Controls

Internet Matters - advice from pre-school to teens

Cyberstreet - e-safety for the home & business

Vodafone Digital Parenting Magazine

 

 

 

 

Links for children

EYFS

Read the story of 'Smartie the Penguin'

Read the story of 'Digiduck's Big Decision'

KS1

Click on the icon below to go to the Thinkuknow website and find, stories, games and puzzles.

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Lower KS2

Click on the icon to go to the Kidsmart website and find tips,videos, games and puzzles.

 

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or go and watch the adventures of Cara, Winston and the Smart crew by click here:

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Upper KS2

The cyber cafe is a great place to find out about social networking and using online to chat with your friends.

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Tips for parents

'Thinkuknow' website is great place for tips for how to make sure your children are safe online, and how best to tackle any issues you or your children might face. Click on the icon below to open a new window:

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Organisations and websites offering further information and support for online safety:

Privacy Settings

Here is some information you may find useful when looking at privacy settings on commonly used devices and websites. It is important to periodically check your privacy settings, especially on websites, as the settings are often changed by the website.

Facebook Privacy Settings