Online Safety in School
The Internet has become an essential resource in education, business and social interaction. At Fleet we have a duty to provide pupils with quality internet access as a part of their learning experience in order to conduct research, develop their learning and communicate with one another. We support the children in their effective use of technology both in and out of the classroom and ensure that the children are educated in its safe use by following the SMART rules:
S - Safe - Keep safe by being careful not to give out personal information when you are online such as your email address, phone number and password.
M - Meeting - Meeting someone you have only been in touch with online can be dangerous. Do so only with your parents' or carers' permission. If you do plan to meet someone, take a parent or carer with you.
A - Accepting - Accepting emails, IM messages, or opening files, pictures or texts from people you don't know or trust can lead to problems - they could contain nasty messages or viruses!
R - Reliable - Someone online might lie about who they are or give you false information. Information on the internet may not be true. Always check information with other websites, books or someone who knows. If you want to chat online, chat with your family and real world friends.
T - Tell - Tell your parent, carer or trusted adult if someone or something makes you uncomfortable or worried, or if you or someone you know is being bullied online.
Online Safety at Home
There are loads of great resources out there for you use at home to support you in keeping your children safe while online. Below is a selction of links, many aimed directly at parents. Have a look:
Internet Matters - helping parents with esafety advice and links to games for you and your child
Know it all - Resources for parents and carers includes content for young people
Think U Know - Resources for parents and carers includes content for young people
Hector's World - A free online learning resource for children 2-9 years of age with parental advice.
The Vodaphone Parents' Guide - Developed with leading parenting website The Parent Zone and tested extensively to ensure it builds parents' confidence. Their magazine, Digital Parenting is also available online.
Parents Centre - Internet Safety information for Parents from the government.
UK Safer Internet Centre – safety tips, advice and resources to help children and young people stay safe online
CEOP YouTube Channel – This Youtube Channel by CEOP has many video resources and information films.
How to set up the parental controls of your Internet provider - Here you can find out how you can help prevent age inappropriate content being accessed online on computers in your home.
BBC Webwise for the latest advice for parents and young people.
Specific advice for parents on how to set up filters and controls at home.
‘Caught in the Web’ is a 15-minute film made for young people by BBC Newsround about staying safe on the Internet.
Online Safety Information Leaflet for Parents from Camden Safeguarding Children Board
If you would like to have any conversations about e-safety - general questions or more specific concerns - please don't hesitate to speak to your child's class teacher or come and see Mr McGibbon. If they can't answer your question they will be able to find someone who can.
safer internet day - 8th February 2022 - letter to parents with useful information and links