At Alexandra Park Junior School we use the Internet on a regular basis as part of our learning and teaching. As part of the school’s commitment to e-safety all staff have been trained in how to safely use the web and regular lessons will be held for all children to encourage them to safely use the internet.
Children can now access the internet via, PC’s, mobile phones, ipods and games consoles, and therefore, they are vulnerable to the inherent risks associated with internet usage.
To protect our children it is essential that young people and parents/carers understand how to reduce these risks. This page aims to provide you with information and to help you to reduce these risks.
The ‘Click Clever Click Safe’ code is a list of three simple things to remember when you’re online:
Never tell people online what school you go to, your home address or place stuff like your email details or mobile phone number on social network profiles.
Use a nickname in chatrooms and for instant messaging instead of your real name.
Don’t give out your passwords, even to friends, to prevent yourself becoming a victim of cyber bullying.
Always delete emails from people you don’t know and never open attachments or click on links unless you can be 100 per cent sure what they are. They could hide a virus.
Learn how to block and delete anyone you come into contact with who makes you feel scared, worried, uncomfortable or just doesn’t seem right.
If you don’t feel you can talk to your parents about something encountered online, then speak to a teacher, adult relative or a friend’s parent. Or call free to Childline on 0800 1111.
Never meet anyone you only know in the online world. Just because they say they are a child or teenager, it doesn’t mean they are.
Don’t be afraid to report someone who upsets you online. See www.ceop.police.uk for more advice.
Here is some advice for using the Internet safely:
• Always ask permission before using the Internet.
• Only send e-mails to your friends.
• Only go to Internet sites that you know are safe.
• Be careful what you type into a search engine.
• Never tell anyone your name, address or telephone number over the Internet.
• Always tell your parents or teacher if you are upset by something you see on the Internet.