At Morpeth Road, we ensure that our children are educated in how to stay safe online.
We take part in Safer Internet Day every year and teach various E-Safety units as part of our Computing curriculum from Early Years up to Year 6.
We have E-Safety posters designed by our own pupils displayed around our school which offer a daily reminder of the many ways we can stay safe.
At Morpeth Road, we know how to be SMART by following the 5 KidSMART rules :
S - SAFE
We keep SAFE by being careful not to give out personal information when we are chatting or posting online. Personal information includes our email address, phone number and password.
M - MEETING
We know that MEETING someone you have only been in touch with online can be dangerous.
A - ACCEPTING
ACCEPTING emails, messages, or opening files, pictures or texts from people we don't know or trust can lead to problems. They may contain viruses or nasty messages!
R - RELIABLE
Not everything online is 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.
T - TELL
We know to TELL our parent, carer or a trusted adult if someone or something makes us feel uncomfortable or worried, or if we or someone we know is being bullied online.
You can find out more at http://www.kidsmart.org.uk/beingsmart/
Please take some time to refresh your own E-Safety knowledge by visiting some of these useful websites which offer important information on how to keep our children safe online.
Thinkuknow - https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/parents/
Get Safe Online - https://www.getsafeonline.org/safeguarding-children/
Below is a useful checklist with some more handy E-Safety tips.
If you would like anymore information on how to help your child stay safe online, please speak to Mr Jones or if you have any questions or worries, please contact any member of staff and we will all be happy to help.