Online safety at The Drive Primary School
At The Drive Primary School, we ensure that all children are taught how to conduct themselves correctly when using the internet or any form of technology. In specific lessons, children explore different online safety scenarios and how to act in differing situations.
Our practice at The Drive Primary School is based around the ‘SMART’ rules. These are:
S is for 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.
M is for 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.
A is for 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!
R is for 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 is for 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.
For further information, please check out the Kidsmart Website highlighted below.
We also understand the importance of sharing Online Safety with Parents and Carers. Termly, each class delivers a class assembly on the topic of ‘Online Safety’ and Parent and Carers are invited into school to watch the assemblies.
Our School Council recently delivered a class assembly on Online Safety for Parents, Carers and Governors. Below is a copy of the Power point which the children in the School Council help to create.
As a Parent and Carer, we understand that it is important to share the Online Safety message at home too. Below are some useful links to help you share this message. Also if you are concerned about matters relating to Online Safety, please come into school to discuss this with us or visit the ‘CEOP’ website below for further advice.