STAY SAFE ONLINE
The internet is an invaluable tool for all members of the school community.
At Amberley Parochial School we appreciate the benefits it can bring, however, we also take all aspects of children’s safety very seriously, including online safety. We believe that children should be equipped with the knowledge necessary to keep themselves safe online in an increasingly technologically led society and that they should have the confidence to discuss their online activity and ask for help when it is needed. The basis of our internet/ e-safety curriculum comes from the 'Education for a Connected World', a framework to equip children and young people for digital life, written by the UK Council for Internet Safety and published by the DfE. We use a range of resources, many of which come from Project Evolve and National Centre for Computing Excellence.
Our E-Safety Policy helps us to get the best out of the internet whilst protecting all members of our school from potential harm. We also ensure staff and children have up-to-date training. Each week, we offer up to date guidance and information in our e-safety blog, to which you can subscribe below.
As technology changes so quickly, there is always a danger that we, as adults, are left behind. In order to keep ourselves up to date, we are supported by an IT service, who also maintain our equipment and systems.
SMART RULES TO STAY SAFE ONLINE
Keep safe by being careful not to give out personal information when you’re chatting or posting online. Personal information includes your email address, phone number and password.
Meeting someone you have only been in touch with online can be dangerous. Only do so with your parents’ or carers’ permission and even then only when they can be present. Remember online friends are still strangers even if you have been talking to them for a long time.
Accepting emails, IM messages, or opening files, images or texts from people you don’t know or trust can lead to problems – they may contain viruses or nasty messages!
Someone online might lie about who they are and information on the internet may not be true. Always check information by looking at other websites, in books, or with someone who knows. If you like chatting online it’s best to only chat to your real world friends and family.
Tell a parent, carer or a trusted adult if someone, or something, makes you feel uncomfortable or worried, or if you or someone you know is being bullied online.
USEFUL WEB LINKS
Information on how to keep safe online.
Visit the primary section of this website for advice and guidance.
Did you know that Safe Search does a Google Search so you don't need to go to Google.com?
There is a huge amount of information on this site. This link will take you to the primary pupil section, but parents, there is also an excellent section for you.