Online Safety

Outcomes Focused, Child Centred
Northern Education Trust

Online Safety

Outcomes Focused, Child Centred
Northern Education Trust

Online Safety

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Childnet Resources

Please find attached information sheets from Childnet in support of keeping your child safe online. Childnet hosts a variety of resources to support you keeping up to date with current trends for children and young people online.

https://www.childnet.com/parents-and-carers

Physical copies of leaflets are available in our Main Reception.

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Key Message: if you are worried about anything online – report it.

  • Internet matters – for support for parents and carers to keep their children safe online
  • London Grid for Learning – for support for parents and carers to keep their children safe online
  • Net-aware – for support for parents and careers from the NSPCC
  • Parent info – for support for parents and carers to keep their children safe online
  • Thinkuknow – for advice from the National Crime Agency to stay safe online
  • UK Safer Internet Centre – advice for parents and carers

The internet opens up a wonderful world of fun, learning, opportunity and knowledge. Keeping you safe is very important to us. To help you to enjoy the internet safely, use the Click Clever, Click Safe Code. It’s been designed to act as an everyday reminder of simple good behaviours, to help you to avoid common risks online.

There are three basic principles to the code:

  • Zip it
  • Block it
  • Flag it
Zip it

When you’re online, always keep your personal stuff private and think about what you say and do. Remember that people online may not be who they say they are. Online friends are still strangers even if you have been talking to them for a long time.

  • Don’t share personal information online. This includes: Your full name, Photos, Addresses, School information, Telephone numbers, Places you like to spend time.
  • Make sure you have set your privacy settings to restrict access to personal information.
  • When you use chat rooms or instant messenger, use a nickname instead of your real name.
  • To stop people accessing your online accounts, always keep your passwords secret and change them regularly.
Block it

Think about blocking people who send you nasty messages and don’t open unknown links and attachments. Always delete emails from people you don’t know, and don’t open attachments from people you don’t know. They might be nasty or contain a virus that can stop your computer working. If someone is mean or sends nasty messages online, block them.

Flag it

If you see anything that upsets you online or if someone asks to meet you, flag it up with someone you trust.If you are worried or unhappy about anything you see online, tell a parent or an adult you trust and they can help you or you can click the button above. If you want to talk to someone else, you can call Childline on 0800 1111

If a friend you have made online asks to meet you in the offline world, talk to your parents or a trusted adult about it. You should never meet up with someone you have met online without an adult going with you because it is dangerous.If someone you know is being nasty to someone online, speak to a parent or trusted adult about it.

Kearsley Academy is a member of the Northern Education Trust.
We constantly focus on standards as we understand outcomes are paramount. Our decision making is driven entirely by what is best for children. By doing this we enhance the life chances of the children and young people in our care.