How to stay safe online!
Young people today are increasingly using a range of technology to communicate online. Without a doubt, the new technology children use today present them with many fantastic opportunities to find out more about the wider world and communicate with different people in different places. However, there are significant dangers associated with using technology, specifically communicating online and it is important that we all, children, parents, friends, relatives and teachers know how to use information technology effectively and safely.
Children and young people are more at risk of exposure to inapproriate or criminal behaviour if they are unaware of the dangers. In school, we have regular e-safety activities to remind children about keeping safe online. E-safety is an integral part of our Computing planning and planned into all relevant parts of our curriculum.
These dangers could include:
- viewing unsuitable content
- giving out personal information
- arranging to meet an online 'friend'
- becoming involved in, or victim of, bullying, identity theft, or making and sending indecent or illegal images
- spending too much time online which can effect concentration, eduction, sleep and health
- copying information from the internet or buying work from other people to use as their own.
- keep any passwords safe
- check with an adult when you want to use an internet
- let someone know if you see something you don't like.
Visit these websites to find out more and play some e-safety games.
Caught in the Web
Year 6 have recently watched this video clip from the BBC, teaching them about some of the risks of the internet. Why don't you have a watch and see some of these risks yourselves?
Teachers, parents/carers and children are all required to sign a user consent form to acknowledge that they are aware of the risks assosciated with using modern technologoy and will take appropriate steps to avoid them.
If you are yet to sign, could you please return to your child's teacher as soon as possible.
Further help with staying safe online.
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