Internet Safety

PLEASE TAKE TIME TO EXPLORE THIS SITE 

Thinkuknow.co.uk 

It has really useful information to support parents in 'keeping their child safe on line'

Please read the attached Fact Sheets below for futher advice and support to parents.

To find other video and useful links simply scroll down the page.

 

Internet safety and safeguarding in general is a key aspect of school life. One of the aims of our learning platform is to help our children to develop key skills in a ever changing multimedia world. However, in this increasingly complicated environment there are many pitfalls that both children and adults face. The learning platform is here to allow children to develop their ICT skills in as safe an environment as possible. We are though aware that children will use the wider internet to access social sites and locate information to support their studies. We have included 10 rules for online safety that all the children should follow. We have also listed a number of useful e-safety sites that will help you and your child navigate the internet as safely as possible and have included an newsround video on internet safety that is a must watch for all families.

 

10 Rules for Online Safety

1.

I will not give out personal information such as my address, telephone number, parents’ work address/telephone number, or the name and location of my school without my parents’ permission.

2.

I will tell my parents right away if I come across any information that makes me feel uncomfortable.

3.

I will never agree to get together with someone I "meet" online without first checking with my parents. If my parents agree to the meeting, I will be sure that it is in a public place and bring my mother or father along.

4.

I will never send a person my picture or anything else without first checking with my parents.

5.

I will not respond to any messages that are mean or in any way make me feel uncomfortable. It is not my fault if I get a message like that. If I do I will tell my parents right away so that they can contact the service provider.

6.

I will talk with my parents so that we can set up rules for going online. We will decide upon the time of day that I can be online, the length of time I can be online and appropriate areas for me to visit. I will not access other areas or break these rules without their permission.

7.

I will not give out my Internet password to anyone (even my best friends) other than my parents.

8.

I will check with my parents before downloading or installing software or doing anything that could possibly hurt our computer or jeopardize my family’s privacy

9.

I will be a good online citizen and not do anything that hurts other people or is against the law.

10.

I will help my parents understand how to have fun and learn things online and teach them things about the Internet, computers and other technology

Simply click on the links below to find furtehr support and advice to keep safe on line

CEOP

BBC webwise

Thinkuknow.co.uk

Kidsmart.org.uk

Mcgruff.org

Disney Surfswell

Kidscomjr

Hectorsworld.com

This is another link which gives information for parents that we think is very useful:

http://www.nspcc.org.uk/preventing-abuse/keeping-children-safe/

This one, you may want to be selective with topic and age range, but all are very child centered advice:

http://www.childline.org.uk/explore/Pages/Explore.aspx

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Contact the School

Whitby Heath Primary School

Wyedale,
Whitby,
Ellesmere Port,
Cheshire.
CH65 6RJ

Main Contact: Miss. G. Morris

Tel: 0151 355 1781
admin@whitbyheath.cheshire.sch.uk