E-Safety is the responsible and safe use of technology, but it's not just computers and the internet. E-safety can be applied to other forms of technology, such as mobile phones. At St Hilda's we really believe it is important to protect our children and hope that these links will help support both children and adults.
Advise from Childnet to keep safe online.
Keep safe by being careful not to give out personal information when you’re chatting or posting online. Personal information includes your email address, phone number and password.
Meeting someone you have only been in touch with online can be dangerous. Only do so with your parents’ or carers’ permission and even then only when they can be present. Remember online friends are still strangers even if you have been talking to them for a long time.
Accepting emails, IM messages, or opening files, images or texts from people you don’t know or trust can lead to problems – they may contain viruses or nasty messages!
Someone online might lie about who they are and information on the internet may not be true. Always check information by looking at other websites, in books, or with someone who knows. If you like chatting online it’s best to only chat to your real world friends and family.
Tell a parent, carer or a trusted adult if someone, or something, makes you feel uncomfortable or worried, or if you or someone you know is being bullied online.
The “Thinkuknow” website is brought to you by the Child Exploitation and Online Protection (CEOP) centre. You may have seen some of their video clips on National TV recently.There’s a lot of information here for both children and adults even have their own area of the site!
CBBC has a great range of online safety facts and resources that will educate the children as well as provide them with a chance to have 'fun.'