At Aldworth we are dedicated to providing a safe environment for all of our students so they can focus on being successful. We value the Internet as a resource to enhance learning; our aim is to make sure our students make the best use of it by educating them in using it safely and responsibly.
Aldworth School recognises that clear E-Safety guidance helps to ensure appropriate, effective and safer use of electronic communications for use in school, recreational and personal use for all within our community. E-Safety guidance is provided regularly and features in themes for whole-school assemblies.
While the majority of E-Safety related incidents take place outside of the school, we take appropriate action to support our young people. This involves educating our students in being responsible users of technology. Together with you and your child we can ensure that the internet and mobile technology are being used safely and responsibly.
Please refer to the tips below and we have included a few useful links to enable parents, carers and students to access more information.
10 Tips for Staying Safe Online
- Don’t post any personal information online – like your address, email address or mobile number.
- Think carefully before posting pictures or videos of yourself. Once you have put a picture of yourself online most people can see it and may be able to download it, it’s not just yours anymore.
- Keep your privacy settings as high as possible
- Never give out your passwords
- Never befriend people you don’t know
- Never meet up with people you have met online. Speak to your parent or carer about people suggesting you do
- Remember that not everyone online is who they say they are
- Think carefully about what you say before you post something online
- Respect other people’s views, even if you don’t agree with someone else’s views does not mean you need to be rude
- If you see something online that makes you feel uncomfortable, unsafe or worried: leave the website, turn off your computer if you want to and tell a trusted adult immediately.
Taken from http://www.safetynetkids.org.uk
Other useful websites for parents: