Internet safety is important at Skelton Primary School. We believe that the internet is a fantastic resource that can help children to learn, but it is important to use it properly and safely.
At Skelton Primary School, we have learned how to use the internet safely through watching an exciting e-safety performance and these safety messages have been reinforced within the curriculum . Our digital leaders have also designed posters to remind both adults and children how to act responsibly online.
Follow our SMART rules: 5 Top Tips to stay safe online!
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 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, images 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 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 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.
CBBC Stay Safe
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Our Children have some useful hints & tips for keeping safe online.
Skelton Primary School acknowledge that children must be at least 13 to register on most social networking websites and, therefore, do not expect children attending the school to be accessing social networking.
Age limits are there to keep children safe so as parents, you shouldn’t feel pressurised into letting younger children join social networking websites.
Safety features on ASKfm, a social networking site where users can ask each other questions.
Disney Club Penguin
Disney’s Club Penguin is an online game and virtual world which is popular among the 7 to 11 age group.
Safety features on Facebook, a popular social network with over a billion users.
Safety features on Google+, a social network that is linked in with Google’s other services such as YouTube and Gmail.
Safety features on Instagram, a photo and video sharing app that is popular with teens.
Safety features on Kik, a free messaging app that is available on most smartphones where users can send each other text messages, images, videos or gifs.
Safety features on Moshi Monsters, an online social game that allows children to choose, customise and nurture a pet monster.
Safety features on MovieStarPlanet, an online game with a social networking aspect, which is popular with 8-13 year olds.
Safety features on Musical.ly, a social media platform where users create 15 second videos of themselves singing, dancing and lip synching.
Safety features on Oovoo, a free video chat and messaging app that allows you to speak to up to 12 people at a time.
Safety features on Periscope, an app that lets you share and experience live video streams from your mobile or tablet device.
Safety features on Snapchat, an ephemeral messaging app which allows users to share photos, texts and videos.
Safety features on Tango, a free messaging app similar to Whatsapp and Kik.
Safety features on the multi-media blogging site Tumblr.
Safety features on Twitter, a social networking site where users post ‘tweets’ that are 140 characters long.
Safety features on WhatsApp, a free mobile messaging app which allows users to send and receive messages, images and videos to their existing phone contacts.
Safety advice for YouTube, a video-sharing website that is owned by Google
Guide to smartphones including top tips and advice about safety tools.
Guide to gaming devices including top tips and advice about safety tools.
Guide to tablets including top tips and advice about safety tools.
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