The internet and technology is developing at a pace that is often difficult to keep up with. There are a few rules to follow to stay safe:
- Never give a password to anyone else.
- Never disclose personal information such as your address, telephone number or school name in your profile.
- Do not post photos showing your school badge, and/or the outside of your house/school.
- Never arrange to meet anyone you don't already know in the real world.
- Never write offensive things about others. It is just as unacceptable as if you were saying these things to someone in person.
In School we have a very clear code of behaviour for use of the Internet. We have a very sophisticated filtering system to prevent access to illegal, offensive and inappropriate material. However, things change very quickly and our students must take responsibility for their own use.
CEOP (The Child Exploitation Online Protection Center) has created a Parents and Carers Guide to the Internet, which provides a light hearted and realistic look at what it takes to be a better online parent. The guide covers topics such as talking to your child about the technologies they use and the things they might see. This online guide aims to equip you with the tools to have those tricky conversations with your children and keep your family safe online. To visit the parent’s guide for advice, help or to make a report go to:
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