e -Safety

At Longview Community Primary School, we follow a number of e- Safety rules to encourage our pupils to use computers appropriately.

They are:

• Never share passwords.

• Never open e-mails from strangers.

• If you see a website that makes you feel uncomfortable or unhappy, tell your teacher.

• Never agree to meet anyone you have met through the Internet.

• Don’t try competitions without permission first.

• Don’t download anything from the Internet without permission first.

• If someone is cyber bullying you, please report this to your teacher.

As many of our pupils have access to technology at home, we would appreciate if parents and carers  could monitor your child’s activity at home. We recommend that computers are kept in communal area of the house, where it is easier to monitor what your child is viewing.

Social networking sites have age restrictions, Facebook and Bebo set their age limit at 13. My Space set their limit at 14.

At Longview Community Primary School, we use the www.thinkuknow.co.uk website to teach the pupils about internet safety. This website also has an informative parents and carers section.

If you have any concerns about any e- safety issues, please do not hesitate to contact your child’s teacher.

REMEMBER TO BE SMART !

 S   Keep safe by being careful not to give out your personal information – such as your name, email, home address, school name or phone number to people online.

 M     Meeting someone you have only been in touch with online can be dangerous. Only do so with your parents’ or carers’ permission and only when they can accompany you.

   Accepting emails, instant messages or opening files and pictures from people you don’t know or trust can lead to problems – they may contain viruses or nasty messages!

   Reliable.Information you find on the internet may not be true, or someone online may be lying  about who they are.    

 T     Tell your parent, carer, teacher or an adult if someone or something makes you feel uncomfortable or worried, or if you or someone you know is being bullied online.

    

Find  e- Safety links on our pupils and parents page.