Always be careful when you are using the internet. It can help you to keep in touch with your friends and help your education – but it can also cause harm – to you and to others.
Remember help is always available at school if you are having any problems online.
Don’t be afraid to talk to your teacher or another adult at school.
If you or anyone you know is worried about Child Exploitation, Online Protection or anything related to Internet safety please click the link below which will take you to the CEOP reporting website:
Helpful links to look at with your family
How can you help keep your child safe on the internet?
- Manage their screen time by setting a time limit.
- Approve Apps- make sure that you have checked that the App is appropriate for your child.
- Make sure you have updated your Parental Controls.
- Know about the Apps your child may be using and check privacy settings: check out this link that gives you information on a range of popular Apps: Know your App
- Create an Avatar rather than using real photos.
- Check out this useful Digital Parenting guide: Digital Parenting Guide
- Make sure you report any issues by using the CEOP Button/ CEOP Centre if you are concerned about someone’s online behaviour towards you.
Do you know what games your children are playing and whether they are appropriate? This website gives further information on a range of popular games and what you need to know about them:
Are you SMART on the internet?
At Beacon Primary School we follow the SMART rules when we use the internet to help to keep us safe!
Keep safe by being careful not to give out personal information – such as your name, email, phone number, home address, or school name – to people who you don’t trust online.
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.
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 may be lying about who they are, and information you find on the internet may not be reliable.
Tell your parent, carer or a trusted adult if someone or something makes you feel uncomfortable or worried. You can report online abuse to the police at: