At St. John's CE we highly value the importance of keeping our children safe online. It is important that all parents/guardians/carers familiarise themselves with SMART.
Keep safe by being careful not to give out personal information when you’re chatting or posting online. Personal information includes your full name, address, your email address, phone number, school address and passwords.
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, pictures 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 with other websites, books or someone who knows. If you like chatting online it’s best to only chat to your real world friends and family.
Tell your 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.
We also ask that parents set a good example of being SMART for the children.
Please find below some helpful information that will help parents, carers, and children to understand online dangers. These documents are taken from the Cambridgeshire E-Safety website. We hope this will be useful to you in helping you become more informed and in-control of e-safety, helping to manage potential risks.
Below are also some resources and video links that we use in-school to teach children about the potential online risks.