E-Safety

 

Children at Meadowfield use the Internet on a regular basis as part of their learning. In school, we have regular 'e-safety' activities to remind children of the importance of keeping themselves safe online. We also sign e-safety agreements with children and parents annually.

At home, many children are often given unsupervised access to the Internet. This, potentially, allows them to access all kinds of society (both good and bad) and bring them into their homes. So, we teach them through a variety of activities to remember to keep e-safe.

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Staying safe online means being SMART

 

S Secret: Keep your personal details a secret.
M Meeting: Never arrange to meet someone you have met on the internet without getting permission and always take an  adult with you.
A Accepting: Don’t accept attachments or downloads if you don’t know where or who they are from.
R Reliable: Can you be sure that the person you are talking to is telling the truth?
T Tell: If something makes you feel uncomfortable, tell an adult.













  The following websites contain useful information and resources.

  • www.thinkuknow.co.uk- Esaftey website for children.
  • Kidsmart - An award-winning internet safety programme for children.
  • Know IT All - lots of useful advice for keeping yourselves and your children safe on the Internet.
  • CEOP Safety Centre - Affiliated to Police Organised Crime Agency. There is info for children, parents, carers and teachers.
  • Bullying UK - Information and advice about bullying for children, parents and schools.
  • Kidscape - An organisation which helps to prevent bullying and child abuse.
  • Childline - ChildLine is the free helpline for children and young people in the UK.

                                        TOP TIPS FOR PARENTS

If your child is using social media, please ensure that their privacy settings are set to maximum and that you regularly monitor their accounts.

Keep your computer in a shared area - Talk to your child about what they are doing online and, if possible, set up your computer in a shared area at home so that you can all share in the wonderful sites that are available online.

T. 0113 3230010 E. linda.mackie@meadowfieldclc.org Head Teacher. Mrs Helen Stout