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.
Don’t be afraid to 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:
Tips for staying safe online:
- 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.
At St Francis we ensure our children are taught to be safe when using the internet. Our children love to use the internet specially to play games and to communicate with their friends. The way they start using computers and the guidance they are given at this young age can set them on the right path to being safer in later life.
At our school we ensure that our children are taught the basic tips of Internet Safety in every year group.
Internet Safety Day is run by Paul Hay who is an expert in Internet Safety. Paul works with the teachers to lead an assembly and run class lessons.
For the younger years, we use a cartoon which was created by the Child Exploitation and Online Protection agency (CEOPs).
Watch very interesting video about The Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre:
It tells the children the 4 Top Tips they need to remember:
- Top Tip 1: People you don’t know are strangers. They’re not always who they say they are.
- Top Tip 2: Be nice to people on the computer like you would in the playground.
- Top Tip 3: Keep your personal information private.
- Top Tip 4: If you ever get that ‘uh oh’ feeling, you should tell a grown-up you trust.