Safer Internet Day is celebrated each year around the world to promote the safe and positive use of digital technology for children, and to inspire conversations about using technology responsibly, respectfully, critically, and creatively. Our Digital leaders prepared and recorded a virtual assembly for us, all about this year’s theme: All Fun and Games. It gave us the opportunity to discuss different ways to stay safe, respectful and responsible online. Each year group then looked at a variety of scenarios and came up with tips to stay safe on-line.
E-Safety in the Curriculum
E-Safety is an important part of keeping children safe at Elmhurst and we have extensive measures in place to help safeguard pupils from potential dangers or unsuitable material. E-Safety is taught to all pupils explaining and demonstrating how to stay safe and behave appropriately online.
If you have been a victim of online abuse or you're worried this is happening to someone you know, let us know safely and securely by clicking on this CEOP link.
The following links provide information for children on how to keep safe at school and home when using the internet.
The kidSMART website provides information for children on how to remain safe when using the internet in a range of ways including social networks and chat rooms.
Click on the logo to access a useful booklet from Childnet International explaining how to keep safe when using Social Networking Sites.
Key Stage 1
If you are 5, 6 or 7 you probably like to use the computer for fun. It is important that you make sure you are safe when using the computer. You can find more information at: ThinkUKnow.co.uk
Key Stage 2
If you're between 8 and 11, you probably know a lot about using the internet. Even though you've been using the internet for a while you can still make sure you keep yourself safe. You can find more information at ThinkUKnow.co.uk
- The internet is just like the real world - kind people use the internet, but some nasty people do too.
- It's important that you are nice and kind when you use the computer to talk to people. Even if you can't see someone, things you write might still upset them.
- If anyone is nasty to you or makes you unhappy - you MUST tell a grown up so that they can help you and make the person stop.
At Elmhurst School we follow the SMART Rules.
Are you being SMART?
S - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 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.
Please see our e-safety page for further information on how to stay safe online. It is under the 'Children' header at the top of the page.
Page last updated: 11/06/21