Keeping Safe Online
At St Aidans E-safety is important to us. We have guidelines for the children and staff regarding safe use of ICT (information, communication technology) and the internet.
If you would like resources to help you better inform your child about E-safety there are some good resources listed at the bottom of the page.
S M A R T
Childnet has produced 5 key SMART rules which remind young people to be SMART online. It can be helpful to go through these tips with your children.
Safe:Keep safe by being careful not to give out personal information, – such as your full name, e-mail address, phone number, home address, photos or school name – either to people you are chatting with online or by posting it online where other people can see it.
Meeting:Meeting someone you have only been in touch with online can be dangerous. Only do so with your parents’ or carers’ permission and even then only when they can be present.
Accepting:Accepting e-mails, IM messages, or opening files, pictures or texts from people you don’t know or trust can lead to problems – they may contain viruses or nasty messages!
Reliable:Information you find on the internet may not be true, or someone online may be lying about who they are.
Tell:Tell your parent, carer or a trusted adult if someone or something makes you feel uncomfortable or worried, or if you or someone you know is being bullied online.
If you ever have any concerns about your child’s safety online you should contact CEOP (Child exploitation and Online Police). If your concerns are linked to school, then please inform your child’s school teacher or go directly to a member of the Senior Management Team.