It is essential that children and adults remain safe whilst using the internet. From Year 3 onwards online safety is a fundamental aspect of our school ICT curriculum. However, it is also important that parents are aware of problems and challenges that using the internet, phones and social networking can lead to.
We encourage children to remember to be 'SMART' when using the internet.
S - Safe - Keep your personal information safe, when chatting or posting on line. Never share your passwords with anybody or write them down.
M - Meeting - Never arrange to meet with someone that you have met online. Remember they are still strangers. Always talk to an adult if someone has asked you to meet them on the internet.
A - Accepting - Only accept messages, e-mails and files from people that you know. DO not open e-mails or files from strangers.
R - Reliable - The internet is not always reliable. People may lie about who they are and information written online may not be true.
T - Tell - Tell an adult who you trust if someone or something makes you feel uncomfortable or worried or if you or somebody that you know is being bullied online.
Advice from West Mercia Police
Click here to see lots of useful information with regards to Cyberbullying, given by West Mercia Police.