E-SAFETY

At Broadway, we know that the internet is a brilliant tool for finding out information relating to school topics and playing educational games. As part of our Computing curriculum, as well as other subject areas, children will access the internet as part of their learning. A key part of this learning is the need for children to understand how to stay safe online, both in school and at home. Online Safety is taught with age-appropriate examples and activities and is reinforced throughout the school year, in lessons and assemblies.

We follow the key principles outlined by CEOP’s Think U Know, including SMART Rules for online safety.

Safe:  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.

 

Meet:  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:  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!

 

Reliable:  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:   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.

For the most up-to-date information and advice for parents and carers, please see the following websites:
For the most up-to-date information and advice for children, please see the following websites: