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E-Safety

E-Safety is an important in school and it is essential that we raise awareness for both children and parents to ensure that computers are always being used safely. Below are some useful links and games to promote this, and if you could work together with your child this would be super!

This term, we’re promoting E-Safety amongst the children at Westgate Academy and getting them to become SMART surfers. We’ve launched a ‘SMART surfers’ competition in which the children have been asked to produce a poster explaining how to be SMART when on the internet. The following website was used for the assemblies we’ve held and can be used by the children to remind them of what we’ve been talking about:

Report any e-safety concerns big or small at ILoveESafety@westgate.lincs.sch.uk

Always stay SMART online

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.

Meeting

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, pictures 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 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

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.

Test your internet safety knowledge with Hacker, listen to some Stay Safe songs with Helen Skelton, News Kids On the Block and Bobby Lockwood and get some tips from the Horrible Histories gang.

The Adventures of Kara, Winston and the SMART Crew

These cartoons illustrate 5 e-safety SMART rules and include a real life SMART Crew of young people, who guide the cartoon characters in their quest, and help them make safe online decisions.

Try this e-safety game!

As part of Anti-Bullying Week we are promoting how to consider remaining safe on line. As part of this, we are also providing some guidance to parents about current aspects of cyber bullying. Attached is some guidance on SNAP CHAT for parents! This is the latest in publications for parents to promote greater awarness of remaining safe on line. Please discuss with your child.