Staying Safe Online
St. Michael's Junior School's recommendations for staying safe online are:
Don’t post any personal information online – NEVER post your address, email address or mobile number.
Think carefully before posting pictures or videos of yourself. Once you’ve put a picture of yourself online most people can see it and may be able to download it, it’s not just yours anymore.
Keep your privacy settings as high as possible.
Never give out your passwords.
Don’t befriend people you don’t know.
Don’t meet up with people you’ve met online. Speak to your parent or carer about people suggesting you do.
Remember that not everyone online is who they say they are.
Think carefully about what you say before you post something online.
Respect other people’s views, even if you don’t agree with someone else’s views doesn’t mean you need to be rude.
If you see something online that makes you feel uncomfortable, unsafe or worried: leave the website, turn off your computer and tell a trusted adult immediately.
Useful Guides for Parents:
We recommend that parents may like to read these guides:
We take the issue of e-safety extremely seriously at St Michael’s CE Junior School. When the children first enter the school in year 3, they are issued with an ICT Code of Practice as part of their home/school link book. This clearly outlines how they need to behave in order to be a responsible user of our fantastic ICT resources. It also provides clear steps outlining how to stay safe online. The children then sign to agree the Code of Practice, which is countersigned by their parents. Other year groups are reminded of the Code of Practice at the start of each academic year.
In addition to the above, e-safety is taught throughout the year as part of the new computing curriculum. Assemblies are held, and an Internet Safety Day is run across the whole school to highlight the importance of staying safe online both at school and at home.
As part of the year 6 curriculum, the children are asked to study the various aspects of e-safety and then design and create an e-safety poster which can be displayed either in the ICT suite or around the school to inform other pupils about how important it is!
At St. Michaels we use the SMART rules to teach the children how to stay safe online and we would encourage the parents to familiarise themselves with the content at home as well. The links below will provide you further information.
The digital world is a wonderful and exciting one, but we need to stay vigilant in order to keep our children safe.
SelfieCop is aimed at kids aged about 7-13 year when they get their first smartphone.
SelfieCop works in two ways:
1) Every time a camera is activated it presents a set of reminders to kids that any photo or video they take may untimately be seen by anyone.
2) SelfieCop also enables parents to review their child's photos and videos to safeguard them until they are mature enough to understand the dangers for sharing private images.
For more infomation please click the links below:
Concerns about Musical.ly and Live.ly
According to Channel 4 news, children as young as nine are being bombarded with sexually explicit chat on Musical.ly and Live.ly. To read more please click here.