Online Safety is an integral part of a child's New Chapter Primary School learning journey and is one that we take very seriously. Being online is, more than ever, a regular part of children’s lives.
The opportunities and skills that are available online for both educational and social reasons are immense - we ensure that these skills are achieved safely through PSHE and computing lessons. Children are taught how to take advantage of these opportunities whilst staying safe. We use resources such as Project EVOLVE to explore the dangers with children and teach them key rules to avoid such dangers when online. Our staff regularly share and impart Online Safety knowledge to all children.
Top Ten Tips to Keep 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 who are 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, it 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.
Please click here for advice from CEOP about keeping your children safe online.