The Internet is a wonderful place to play, create, connect and learn. However, there are also risks involved. At Oakley Cross we encourage our children to use the Internet in a safe, responsible way, trying to become good digital citizens for the digital age.
This section of our website will provide you with links to useful advice when you use the internet and some great tips on how to stay safe.
If you are worried about anything your child sees online; if people are asking them questions about where they live; or if people are saying nasty things to them; follow any of the links below for help and advice or speak to a member of staff in school who can support you with this.
Net aware is a joint venture from O2 and the NSPCC. Just type in the app and it provides up to date information about all of the latest trends and Apps available. It also includes age ratings and guides to altering the parental controls on many of the Apps. It is an excellent first stop for finding out about the ever developing online world.
Parent Information is collaboration between CEOP and Parent Zone and provides information to parents and carers about their children’s wellbeing and resilience, internet safety and a wide range of other topic matters like sex, relationship and body image.
Think U Know Website
The Think U Know website will help your child go on the internet in a safe way and tell them who to talk to if they 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 for children
- 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.
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.
Help and Advice
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 Centre on the CEOPS website. You can contact people who are friendly and helpful by following the link for your age group.
- Safety Centre for 5 to 7 year olds
- Safety Centre for 8 to 10 year olds
- Safety Centre for 11 to 13 year olds
Downloadable Information and useful links
NSPCC e-Safety Leaflets
Oakley Cross Acceptable Use Agreements
At Oakley Cross Primary School we realise the importance of the Internet and computing to everyday life. We are also aware of the dangers posed by ever changing technology.
While using the Internet at Oakley Cross adults and children follow our acceptable use agreements.
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