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e-Safety - advice for pupils 

You can use your computer, mobile phone or tablet for lots of fun things and to make lots of new friends from all over the world.

This section of our website will provide you with links to really useful advice on how to be careful when you use the internet and some great tips to keep safe.  If you are worried about anything you see online or people are asking you questions about where you live or saying nasty things to you please speak to your parents or teacher or follow any of the links below for help and advice.

Think U Know website 

I bet you probably like to use the computer for fun. The Think U Know website will help you go on the internet in a safe way and tell who to talk to if you are worried. You can also find out about Lee & Kim’s adventures or watch Hector and his friends learning to use computers safely! If you want to talk to someone else you can call ‘Childline’, which is a place where people who are nice can help you.

They won’t tell anyone that you have called and it’s free.  You can phone them on: 0800 1111.

 Top Tips

  • Always ask a grown up before you use the internet. They can help you find the best thing to do.
  • Don’t tell strangers where you live, your phone number or where you go to school. Only your friends and family need to know that.
  • Don’t send pictures to people you don’t know. You don’t want strangers looking at photos of you, your friends or your family.
  • Tell a grown up if you feel scared or unhappy about anything.

Kid SMART website 

Be Smart be cool – Be smart online.

What’s your favourite thing to do online. Visit the KidSMART website and learn more about the internet and being a SMART surfer. Learn the SMART Rules with Kara Winston and the SMART Crew. If anything goes wrong online or upsets you make sure you tell someone about it. Download a poster of the SMART Rules by clicking the link below.

 Kid’s Smart Poster

 If you find something on the internet or someone has made you sad or scared you should tell your mum, dad or the person who looks after you at home or a teacher at school. If you would like to talk to someone else we have added some links to the Advice Help and Report Centreon the CEOPS website. You can contact people who are friendly and helpful by following the link for your age group.

Parents - Help and Advice  

What's out there .... Social Media

 Instagram- an online mobile photo sharing, video sharing and social networking service which enables its users to take pictures and videos and share them on a variety of social networking platforms, it allows pupils to create direct messaging groups of up to 15 people at one time. You are required to be at least 13 years old before you can create an account.

  • Skype- a video and messaging app. You are required to be at least 13 years old before you can create an account.
  • Facebook- a social networking site. You are required to be at least 13 years old before you can create an account.
  • Whats App– An instant messaging app for smartphones. The user agreement requires users to be age 16 or older.
  • YouTube – a video sharing platform. The account holders are required to be 18, but a 13-year-old can sign up with a parent's permission’
  • Omegle – online chat, voice chat and video chat - this medium contains offensive material which is only partially monitored and may contain harmful content including nudity or sexual content.  It is advised that children should never access this online chat website as it is totally inappropriate.

 Children are often creating ‘groups’ to which others are joining. This means that information can be shared with anyone who is in the group so privacy could be lost and may mean strangers could be added to the groups.

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