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Internet Safety

E-safety is a priority across all areas of the school.  All staff receive up-to-date training on an annual basis to ensure they can recognise and are aware of e-safety issues.  E-safety is promoted during lessons and assemblies so that pupils know how to stay safe, how to protect themselves from harm and how to take responsibility for their own and others’ safety.  In addition, pupils are supervised at all times to ensure they are using technology in a safe and responsible way in line with the e-safety policy.  The whole school participates in the national E-Safety Day annually in February.  On the same day, parents and carers will be invited into school to attend a workshop/presentation on the safe use of technology.

For further information about the importance of E-safety, please refer to CEOP Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre https://ceop.police.uk/ and the Think You Know website https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/

Displays in all classrooms emphasise the following aspects of e-safety:

Be responsible online and treat others on the web as you would like to be treated

Take great care with your online reputation– every time you give information on a website for everyone to see, a little bit of your privacy will disappear

ALWAYS protect your privacy. Avoid giving out full name, address, telephone numbers or school. Make your online profile PRIVATE

Choose carefully who you talk to in chat rooms, via instant messaging or on social network sites. Online profiles are not always honest. Share photos only with people you know and trust

Protect your passwords

Someone you haven’t met in the real world is still a stranger, it is best to refuse to meet people you do not know in real life

Don’t reply to messages that harass or bully you

Block the sender, don’t put up with it

Keep the message, you don’t have to read it, but keeping or printing it is proof of the harassment, then when you decide to look for help or report it, you have a record of the incident

Report problems to people who can do something about it. Tell a trusted adult or friend (parent/guardian, teacher, youth leader) and they will be able to help you take the first steps to stop the bullying