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The internet is an exciting place for our pupil. It has endless possibilities and avenues of discovery. However we also know that the internet can be a dangerous place and the safety of all of our pupils is paramount. This page has been designed to support and give information to parents and pupils.

If you are worried for the safety of your child online,  please contact the school immediately to discuss these with us on 01482 331378 or by email contactus@thegreenwayacademy.org



Top 10 Tips Staying Safe Online (http://www.safetynetkids.org.uk/personal-safety/staying-safe-online/)


1  Don’t post any personal information online – like your address, email address or mobile number.

2)      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.

3)      Keep your privacy settings as high as possible

4)      Never give out your passwords

5)      Don’t befriend people you don’t know

6)      Don’t meet up with people you’ve met online.  Speak to your parent or carer about people suggesting you do

7)      Remember that not everyone online is who they say they are

8)      Think carefully about what you say before you post something online

9)      Respect other people’s views, even if you don’t agree with someone else’s views doesn’t mean you need to be rude

10)   If you see something online that makes you feel uncomfortable, unsafe or worried: leave the website, turn off your computer if you want to and tell a trusted adult immediately.








USEFUL WEBSITES

CEOP                                                                                                                                                     https://ceop.police.uk/


UK safer internet centre                                                                                                                         http://www.saferinternet.org.uk/


Childline:                                                                                                                                                                   https://www.childline.org.uk/



Think U Know?                                                                                                                                          www.thinkuknow.co.uk/

Home Office site for pupils and parents explaining Internet dangers and how to stay in control.

                                                                                     
Bullying Online                                                                                                                                           www.bullying.co.uk
Advice for children, parents and schools

 

FKBKO - For Kids By Kids Online                                                                                                                  www.fkbko.co.uk
Excellent Internet savvy for kids; KS1 to KS3
                                                             

Kidsmart                                                                                                                                                        www.kidsmart.org.uk

An Internet safety site from Childnet, with low-cost leaflets for parents.

 

Safekids                                                                                                                                                             www.safekids.com

Family guide to making Internet safe, fun and productive

 

Internet Watch Foundation -                                                                                                                            www.iwf.org.uk
Invites users to report illegal Web sites



Don't Safe – European Internet Safety Project                                                                                              http://dotsafe.eun.org/

A comprehensive site with a wide range of ideas and resources, some based on Kent work.

Grid Club                                                                                                                                                        https://gridclub.com/

Internet proficiency through online games for KS2, with a free teacher’s pack.