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‘A Values School’

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‘A Values School’

Online Safety

Online Safety

The internet and the online world is an amazing resource which enables children to connect, communicate and be creative in many different ways, on a range of devices.  However, the technology is always changing and being able to keep up to date with your children's use of technology can be a challenge. At Marston Moreteyne VC School we aim to teach our children how to keep themselves safe and know what to do if they are worried.

Potential online risks can be grouped into 4 categories:

  • Conduct - Children need to be aware of the impact that their online behaviour can have on themselves and other people.
  • Content - Some online content is not suitable for children and may be hurtful or harmful.
  • Contact - It is important children realise that new online friends may not be who they say they are. Regularly reviewing friends lists and removing unwanted contacts is advisable.
  • Commercialism - Be ware of targeted advertising, in app purchasing and scams that seek to gain access to their accounts. Teach children to block pop ups and spam emails.

 

For more information and advice about supporting children and young people online please read the leaflets below.

 

Safer Internet Day

 

Safer Internet Day is celebrated globally in February each year to promote the safe and positive use of digital technology for children and young people, and to inspire a national conversation about using technology responsibly, respectfully, critically, and creatively. Safer Internet Day 2022 is on 8th February and will be celebrated with the theme ‘All fun and games? Exploring respect and relationships online’.

 

What does being respectful online look like ?

  • Including people when they want to be included
  • Listening to other people  
  • Being kind and supportive
  • Understanding that  someone might not want  the same things as you
  • Thinking about  how your words  and actions make  other people feel
  • Not putting pressure on  someone and accepting  their boundaries

 

You might not be able to control  other people’s behaviour but  you can control your own and make respectful choices!

Useful Information for Parents

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