At St Matthew's C of E School, we believe that the benefits of the resources accessed via the Internet far exceed the disadvantages. The responsibility for setting and conveying the standards that children are expected to follow when using media and information resources, is one we share with parents and carers. eSafety is taught throughout school via PSCHE units of work, planned Computing lessons and on Safer Internet Day (SID).
Our Online Safety Governor is Mrs Beaty (Nominated Governor and Governor Safeguarding Officer).
Our Named Online Safety Lead (in school) is Mrs L Harrison (Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead).
- Always ask permission before using the Internet
- Ask permission before you download anything from the Internet, or enter a competition/contest
- If you enter a website that you're not sure about, or that makes you feel uncomfortable/upset, tell an adult
- If someone sends you an email that you're not sure about, or that makes you feel uncomfortable/upset, tell an adult
- Never open or respond to an email from a stranger, tell an adult if you see an unknown email
- Never email any of you personal details e.g. password, telephone number, address
- Never agree to meet up with someone over an email
Click on the links below to visit these online safety websites.
We take part in the annual Safer Internet Day. Click on the icon below to see what we will be doing this year to promote safer use of the internet, and why.
Tips for staying safe online:
· Make sure you keep new online friends strictly online. If someone you don't know asks to be your online friend you must ensure an adult knows about it.
· Know how to use the CEOP Button and how to report it to the CEOP Centre if you are concerned about someone’s online behaviour towards you.