The future of our children will depend on their understanding and use of the internet.
We at Steyning CE Primary are committed to helping children stay safe on line. Whilst it is vital that our children gain an understanding of the internet, we strongly believe that they must be taught to use it with caution.
Whenever you are using the INTERNET you must be aware of the importance of keeping yourself safe. If you are worried about cyber bullying or anything else on the INTERNET it is important that you tell a grown up immediately. You can also report INTERNET abuse by using this website www.ceop.police.uk. It is really easy to use all you have to do is click on the eye icon in the red box at the top of the first page. It says CLICK CEOP. Then click on the box with your age on it and follow the instructions.
Online Safety, a guide for parents:
The INTERNET is a really powerful communication and teaching and learning tool. If it is used correctly it is safe however if it is not used correctly it can be harmful and dangerous.
Hints and Tips for Parents:
• Technology continues to change at an alarming rate, try and keep up to date with developments so that you know the risks that your children may face.
• Good online safety applies to all devices not just computers – tablets, online gaming, smartphones and e-readers.
• Set up INTERNET security so that your children cannot access websites with inappropriate or adult content.
• Cyber bullying should be treated the same way as other forms of bullying, always inform school of any concerns you may have.
• Be aware that ‘sexting’ increasingly involves younger children, some as young as 10.
• Always encourage your child to talk to you about anything they feel uncomfortable about that they see on the INTERNET.
• Check out our policies with regard to computing – Digital Safeguarding Policy, E-Learning Policy and E Safety Guidelines for Parents and Children.
Things to Consider and Discuss with your Child:
• Where is the best place to use your ‘computer’?
• Keep passwords safe – don’t write them down or tell them to anyone
• How do you report cyber bullying?
• Is it ever sensible to meet with a friend you have met online?
• How do you know the person you are talking too online is who you think they are?