Safeguarding – Online Safety
Information for children
Staying Safe Online
- Keep your privacy settings as high as possible – ask an adult if you are unsure!
- 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.
- Never give anyone your passwords.
- Don’t post any personal information online – like your address, email address or mobile number.
- Don’t befriend people you don’t know.
- Don’t meet up with people you’ve met online. Speak to your parent or carer if anyone asks you to meet them.
- Remember that not everyone online is who they say they are – think carefully about what you say before you post something online.
- Think carefully about what you say before you post something online.
- Don’t be rude – respect other people’s views, even if you don’t agree.
- If you see something online that makes you feel uncomfortable, tell a trusted adult immediately: leave the website!
Information for parents
The internet is amazing! Children can play, learn, create and connect – opening up a whole world of exciting possibilities. But how do you keep track of what they’re doing and make sure they’re staying safe?
Here are 4 key tips
- talk to your child about staying safe online
- manage the software and tools your family use
- explore the online world together
- agree on rules about what’s OK and what’s not
For our online safety policy please click here and see the Child protection policy, page 26.
Some useful websites for parents about online safety.
Do you know
¨ What apps your children are using?
¨ What your children are doing online?
¨ If they having any social media problems?
¨ How can you keep safe online?