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Online Safety

At St. Peter's we recognise that the use of the internet is a necessary tool for achieving success and for the positive development of each child’s future in a rapidly changing world.  However, along with working online we also recognise the importance of our children understanding what it means to be safe when online.

Here you will find useful tips and helpful guides on how you can support your children when being safe online.  We will also continue to keep you up to date with the online safety learning that is taking place in school.

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Staying Safe Online During School Closure 2020

We recognise that at this time children may be using an increased amount of online activites and whilst this is an excellent resource for the children to have access to, it is also important that children are remaining safe during this time.

Please find, to the right, some helpful documents to use to keep you up to date with what you should know about online safety.  

Safer Internet Day 2020 @ St Peter's

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Safer Internet Day is a national day that encourages children and young people to take part in making sure they are aware of how to stay safe online.  Each year has a theme and this year it was 'Free to be me', which encouraged children to be aware of freedom of speech and what this means when communicating online.  See our newsletter below for more information.

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Links for Parents

NSPCC – Share Aware

A comprehensive website which lets you know which sites are judged to be safer for your child to visit

NSPCC

UK Safer Internet Centre

Tips, advice, guides and resources to help keep your child safe online.

UK Safer Internet Centre

Internet Matters.org

A site funded by the big internet providers with very good support on protecting families from various internet threats. The site has a great interactive tool to really ‘batten down the hatches’ of your home.

Internet Matters

Think U Know

Website with great advice and resources for parents and children of various ages from CEOP (Child Exploitation Online Protection Command – Part of the National Crime Agency)

Think U Know

Links for Children

Use the links below to visit websites to become more aware of how to stay safe on the internet. Remember, if you find anything which worries or offends you on the internet, tell your teacher or parent straight away. You should never feel any awkwardness or embarrassment about doing this. 

Remember, when on the Internet, never give away...

Top Tips If Chatting Online:

(St Peter's does not encourage online chat, and prefers any communication between pupils to use the secure Learning Platform  tools)

  • Use a nickname online (not your real name) and a nickname that is not going to attract the wrong type of attention!
  • Meeting up with an online friend can be dangerous – if you really have to meet up with them speak to an adult and make sure that they go with you.
  • ALWAYS have a good look at the privacy settings of any spaces you post personal information on and make sure you know who can see or copy your stuff!
  • Look out for your friends online and do something if you think they are at risk.
  • Learn the SMART RULES and use them when you chat online! 
  • Treat your online space with respect – only allow your real life friends to link to you…if you haven’t met them in real life don’t link to them
  • Delete chainmails - they're just rubbish.

Click here for a printable set of these SMART RULES for when chatting Onlne 

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