E-Safety

At Wildridings, E-safety is treated with the utmost seriousness. In a world of modern conveniences and ever increasingly easy ways to access new technology and information, we believe that it is important that all children know their rights and are confident to feel safe and secure when using technology whether that be in school or otherwise.

Children are taught and encouraged to use the internet and other technologies safely by showing them how to behave in an appropriate manner both offline and online. Children are informed on the importance of how to keep their personal data and security safe, advised to be critical of the things they see online and are taught strategies on what to do if they feel uncomfortable with anything they see or hear, either online or through other technology such as mobile phones.

All of this is achieved through regular weekly Computing lessons for every year group from Year 1 to Year 6 as well as widely accepted special events such as Anti-Bullying Week and Internet Safety Week.

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If you feel uncomfortable, upset, or worried, by something you see online you should tell a parent, carer or other trusted adult.

You should also tell if you or someone you know is being bullied.

Be safe online by being careful about sharing your personal information when you are chatting or posting online.

Personal information includes your address, email address, phone number, passwords, date of birth, etc.

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People can say whatever they want on the internet - and it isn’t always true.

 

People can say they are someone they aren’t, and can post incorrect information.

 

You should always check information by looking at different websites, in books or by talking to someone.

People can send viruses or nasty messages online. Never accept emails, messages, files, images, or texts from people you don’t know.

Meeting someone you have met online can be very dangerous.

 

You should only meet someone if you have permission from your parents or carer, and even then, only if a trusted adult can go with you.

 

Remember, people online are strangers, even if you have been talking to them for a long time.

Useful Links

Bracknell Forest Local Safeguarding Children Board – http://www.bflscb.org.uk/

Berkshire Child Protection Procedures -  http://berks.proceduresonline.com/

Advice for parents and carers -http://www.safenetwork.org.uk/training_and_awareness/Pages/parents_and_carers.aspx

How to talk to children about personal safety -

https://www.nspcc.org.uk/preventing-abuse/keeping-children-safe/underwear-rule/

E-safety: Think You Know Website - https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/

E-safety: Child Exploitation and Online Protection Website - https://www.ceop.police.uk/safety-centre/