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The Piggott School

A Church of England Academy

Online Safety

 
Please visit the parent support centre for further helpful information for parents.
 
The key message is to 'Be Smart on the Internet'.
 

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SAFE
Stay safe by being careful not to give out personal information to people you are chatting with online.

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MEETING
Meeting someone who you have only been in touch with online can be dangerous. Only do so with your parents' permission and only when they can accompany you.

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ACCEPTING
Accepting emails, instant messages or opening files and pictures from people you don't know or trust can lead to problems - they may contain viruses or nasty messages!

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RELIABLE
Information you find on the internet may not be true, or someone online may be lying about who they are.

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TELL
Tell your parent, carer or an adult if someone or something makes you feel uncomfortable or worried, or if you or someone you know is being bullied online.
 
 
The E-Safety 5Ps for Parents
 
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POSITIVE
Stay positive about social networking sites. Strike a balance between educating children to behave safely and trusting them to get on with it.
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PRIVACY
Make sure children know how to use privacy settings. Explain the importance of keeping information private and not sharing everything with everyone. Check they know all their online friends. If they don't, delete them.
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PHOTOS
Check that any photos posted are suitable. Photos can easily be copied, changed or circulated. They can potentially stay online forever.
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POSTINGS
Establish ground rules about what is and isn't acceptable to say - about themselves and others.
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PARENTS
Encourage children to tell you about inappropriate contact that makes them feel uncomfortable. Offensive images or messages can be reported to the police via the Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre.