What is Online Safety?
Technology is a fast growing part of all our lives, children can access the
internet via their television, Playstation, XBOX, IPad, mobile phones, and
Online safety is an essential life skill that children need to learn.
Children are more tech-savvy than ever, having grown up with the
technology we have seen evolve so quickly. But even though children
have as much technical know how as adults, they don't yet have the experience necessary to keep them
safe online. The positives of new technology far out weigh the negatives.
No Parent can monitor their children around the clock and it may be tempting to block access entirely. But the internet is a valuable tool, part of our modern lives, and necessary for children to learn to navigate safely. As you would protect your children in the real world, you also need to protect them in the virtual
The internet is a great place to explore, learn and have lots of fun, however, it can be dangerous if it is not used
responsibly. With the popularity of social networking sites such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and You Tube people often know more about your life than you think they know. At All Saints School we take an active role in online safety to make our children safer when using new technologies and make sure they enjoy the internet safely. Our school aims to
educate staff and children to support them in developing safe online behaviour.
Click on the link for
Parent's Top tips to keep your children safe online.
Click on the link for children's
Top Tips to staying safe online.
All Saints Online Safety Coordinators.
Click on the links for more support
We're really excited to announce the launch of our Staying Safe Online Facebook community aimed at parents and their children in Warwickshire and Coventry which can be found at www.facebook.com/stayingsafeonline.
Be SMART when using the Internet.
Remember to use SMART rules when using the Internet on any device:
s Safe: you wouldn't give a stranger on the street personal information
so don't do it online. Stay safe by not posting or sharing information
( name, address, passwords etc.)
M Meeting: it is dangerous to meet someone that you have only talked
to online but never met. Never meet someone without telling
someone. Your parent's, carer's need to know!
A Accepting: There are lots of ways to download information on the
Internet. Accepting emails, IM messages, text or pictures from a
source you don't know (a person, company etc.) may contain
viruses or inappropriate information!
R Reliability: Just because it is on the Internet does not mean it is true
Anyone can add or edit information on the Internet, or even lie about
who they are! Try to stick to websites you trust for information and
only chat to friends and family.
T Tell: If anything happens that leaves you feeling worried or
uncomfortable when using the Internet, you need to tell someone.
The best people to talk to are trusted adults - parents, carers,
Remember, talking to someone for a long time online still does not mean that you really know them!
Always tell an adult if you are being cyberbullied.