You can use your computer for lots of fun things - on and off the internet. One of the exciting things you can do on the internet is to play games, on your own or with people from all over the world. Lots of people like to make new friends on the internet. They can go on sites where you can talk to people who like the same things. In this area you can find out what is cool on your computer and also how to use it in a safe way.
SID is a superhero who protects children on the internet! He likes to fly around and teach children how to stay safe. He also loves to sing!
SID's top tips for using the Internet!
1. The people you don't know are strangers. They're not always who they say they are
2. Be nice to people on the computer like you would in the playground
3. Keep your personal information private
4. If you ever get that "Uh Oh" feeling you should tell a grown up!
The Internet can be a scary place and here at PRPS we take it very seriously. If you have any concerns, please speak to a member of staff who will fully support you.
Cyber bullying (online bullying) is when a person or a group of people uses the internet, email, online games or any other kind of digital technology to threaten, tease, upset ot humiliate someone else.
Sometimes it can seem like Cyber bullying will never end, but there are some things you can do to make it stop. Nobody has to go through online bullying alone and often the first step in stopping it is to tell someone about it, Think about talking to an adult you trust. They can help you report the cyber bullying and give you more confidence to deal with the situation. You might want to talk to a parent, carer, family member or teacher.
Social networking is a great way to have fun and keep up to date with your friends, but sometimes people use social networks to be abusive or nasty towards other people. Getting bullied on a social network can be really upsetting, so it's important to block and report anyone who bullies you. Set up a safe profile is a really important part of social networking. Learn how to deal with bullying on sites like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Tumblr, YouTube and many more. Remember you must be 16 to have a social networking accounts like Facebook.
If you feel upset about anything you have seen on the computer or if someone has said something which makes you feel bad or funny inside - you need to tell you mum, dad or whoever looks after you at home. If you want to talk to someone else you can call Childline, which is a place where people who are nice can help you, They won't tell anyone that you have called and it's free. You can phone them on 0800 1111. You can also talk to your teachers if anything is upsetting you and they will help you. The most important thing is to remember to tell a grown up you like and trust if you are unhappy or scared about anything.
E-Safety - whole school
Mrs Alison Watts is extremely experienced about e-safety and all teaching staff completed a CEOP ThinkUKnow training Course(Monday 11th April 2016). We have so much more knowledge and have increased our understanding of the most popular applications that young people are using online and in the mobile environment. We also considered the many issues that children face online and it signposted initiatives and organisations that could help and support. As a result of the training we are able to directly deliver the CEOP ThinkUKnow programme to the children as well as having access to a wide range of resources.
Key Stage one children had a longer than usual assembly presentation using a film that addressed issues that they might face online and demonstrated common offender behaviour. The film centred around 'Kim and Lee' and was ideal in getting children to discuss and observe what their online behaviour should look like in order to keep them safe.
Key Stage two saw a film which uses analogys to portray the risks of posting personal details online for everyone to see. The film that they watched was called 'Jigsaw'. These films are available on the CEOP website along with films for even younger children.
Both resources are age appropriate to teach them about e-safety in order to keep them safe and secure when using the internet and any online system.
There is also internet safety information for parents on the website section specifically created for parents.
Thank you so much to all of the parents that came to the evening presentation at 7.00 on 18th April 2016. This was an interactive presentation that included awareness films, animation and statistics. The presentation covered new and emerging technologies that children are likely to be using and included the potential risks they face. Parents were shown easy technical and lifestyle solutions which parents can employ to help to keep children safe. I was really pleased to get so many positive comments after the event about how useful this was. The resources that were given out are now attached below.
Mrs Watts has offered to do a morning session for anyone that couldn't make the evening. If you would be interested please let the office know when and I will invite her in again.
The internet is an extraordinary learning resource and is a whole world of fun for our children. Make sure your children are safe online by checking out the following resources.
This is a good website and has some great advice for parents of Primary school children about going online.
The NSPCC have some great advice for parents here.
Please check you have enabled the restrictions on all your computers and mobile devices at home