The safeguarding of all students is our top priority and this extends to ensuring that students stay safe when surfing the internet. We also know that the internet is a valuable tool for learning and we encourage students to enhance their ICT skills but with clear Online Safety advice.
We offer advice on staying safe when using the internet and making sure that all students are aware of the potential dangers of the internet and how to report where they are uncertain or afraid of what is happening on the internet. Through clear guidance we wish to make sure that no student feels vulnerable through using the internet and the many social media outlets that are now available.
Online Safety 10 Top Tips for Children and Young People
1. Treat your password like your toothbrush – keep it to yourself!
2. Only give your mobile number or personal website address to trusted friends.
3. Block the bully – learn to block or report someone who is behaving badly.
4. Save the evidence – learn how to keep records of offending text messages, pictures or online conversations.
5. Don’t retaliate or reply.
6. Check your profile and make sure it doesn’t include any personal information.
7. Always respect others – be careful what you say online and what images you send.
8. Think before you send – whatever you send can be made public very quickly and could stay online forever.
9. Look out for your friends – and do something if you think they are at risk.
10. Tell your parent, carer or a teacher if something or someone makes you feel uncomfortable or worried.