E-Safety is continuously promoted throughout our school and our E-Safety Champions help raise awareness.
The following information is IMPORTANT:
- Never give out any personal information (name, address, likes and dislikes, hobbies, telephone number) online.
- People are not always who they claim to be.
- Do not talk to strangers online or meet them in real life.
- Tell a trusted adult such as a parent, carer or teacher if something online makes you feel uncomfortable or scared.
- Spend more time with real-life friends rather than online friends.
- Do not open emails and messages from people that you do not know.
- Treat people the way you would like to be treated. For example, do not say nasty things and do not take part in cyber-bullying and actively discourage others from taking part in online bullying.
- Do not share usernames and passwords with other people.
- Be careful about what websites you decide to visit and always check with an adult. Only go on websites that are educational and promote learning.
- Do not post photos online without parent approval.
- The majority of social media websites including Facebook, Twitter, MySpace, Instagram and SnapChat have a minimum age of 13.
The above guidelines are summarised by the SMART rules which are available across the school.
Meet our E-Safety Champions at Croft
Staying Safe Online for Younger Children
Always be careful when you are using the internet. It can help you to keep in touch with your friends and help your education – but it can also cause harm – to you and to others.
Remember help is always available at school if you are having any problems online.
Talk to your teacher or another adult at school.
If you or anyone you know is worried about Child Exploitation, Online Protection or anything related to Internet Safety, please click the link below, which will take you to the CEOP reporting website:
Make sure you keep new online friends strictly online. If someone you don't know asks to be your online friend, you must ensure an adult knows about it.
Know how to use the CEOP Button and how to report it to the CEOP Centre, if you are concerned about someone’s online behaviour towards you.