Staying Safe Online
At St Margaret Mary we are working with staff, pupils and parents / carers to create a school community which values the use of new technologies in enhancing learning, encourages responsible use of ICT, and follows agreed policies to minimise potential e-safety risks.
Internet Safety Info
- Don’t post any personal information online – such as your address, email address, the school you attend, the names of you and your friends, or your mobile number.
- Don't post pictures or videos of yourself - once you’ve put a picture of yourself online most people can see it and may be able to download it, and you will no longer be able to control what people do with it.
- Keep your privacy settings as high as possible - this will help keep you safe online
- Never give out your passwords - people could use them to access your accounts and find out personal information about you.
- Don’t befriend people you don’t know - who some people on the internet say they are is unfortunately not always true
- Don’t meet up with people you’ve met online - tell your parent or carer or someone at school immediately if anybody you meet online suggests that you should meet up
- Don't put up with people being unkind to you online - sometimes people can behave irresponsibly online or via apps and say unkind things; if they do this to you, block them, walk away from your device and tell a trusted adult immediately
- Think carefully about what you say before you post something online - anything you say will be there forever, and can be used as evidence against you (especially if you have said something unkind or inappropriate)
- Don't use apps or play games that are intended for older children or adults - they have an age restriction for a reason and not using them until you are old enough will help keep you safe online
- If you see something online that makes you feel uncomfortable, unsafe or worried leave the website, turn off your computer or device, and tell a trusted adult immediately.