Pupils at Drake Primary School are taught that using the internet can be great for research, games and socialising but you need to be skilful in how to keep yourself safe from harm.
Our school has a progressive Online Safety education programme, which is appropriate to each age and stage of our pupils. In Reception, Years 1 and 2, pupils are taught 5 basic skills in how to keep safe.
STAY SAFE WHEN YOU USE-IT
Pupils in Years 3 through to 6 have regular opportunities to deepen their skills of these 5 rules, engaging in relevant material and learning with their peers how to keep themselves and others safe online.
Tips for staying safe online:
- Only use respectful language when talking to other people online. You should expect respect from others, too
- Only play games that are safe and appropriate for your age. Some are for older children.
- Check every download, app and attachment - they might contain a virus or be a scam.
- Keep your personal information private - such as your full name, address, school and passwords
- Always tell a grown-up you trust if you feel upset or worried about what has happened online
Get help and advice on a wide range of issues by calling Childline on 0800 1111 or visit www.childline.org.uk
If you have a serious concern about a child's safety, then report this to the Child Explotation and Online Protection Agency, CEOP, through their reporting website here: https://www.ceop.police.uk/ceop-reporting/
Websites for more information about online safety: