We all need to use the internet safely and sensibly. To help you gain a better understanding of this we have provided some links to web resources that deal with this subject. In particular, pupils must remember to use internet chat responsibly. As a School, we have developed the following guidelines for our pupils and students which you may find useful.
- Don't give out personal details, photographs, or any other information that could be used to identify you, such as information about your family, where you live or the school you go to.
- Don't take other people at face value - they may not be what they seem.
- Never arrange to meet someone you've only ever previously met on the Internet without first telling your parents, getting their permission and taking a responsible adult with you. The first meeting should always be in a public place.
- Always stay in public areas of chatrooms where there are other people around.
- Don't open an attachment or download files unless you know and trust the person who has sent it.
- Never respond directly to anything you find disturbing - save or print it, log off and tell an adult.
A copy of our Internet & E-learning Policy can be found under the Safeguarding section of our Policies area of the website.
Although there are further links on the 'Health and Wellbeing' & 'Parent Resources' pages of our website, the following link is a really useful site which gives you the latest e-safety information. mobiles and websites. More importantly, it offers a safe place to report if you feel uncomfortable or worried about someone you may be chatting to online.