Follow these tips made by the Bowmandale Guardians to stay safe online:
At Bowmandale all pupils, teachers, teaching assistants, governors and helpers have to agree to use computers, mobile devices and the Internet in an acceptable way. This agreement covers the rules everyone must follow when they use school equipment, go on the Internet, use social networking and take photos and videos. It also says what we all must do to keep each other safe. Staying safe is everyone's responsibility!
If you want to speak to someone at school about a problem you can speak to Mrs Dunstan, Mr Towers, Mrs Joy or any other member of staff.
On DB Primary you can click the whistle icon to send a message to Mr Towers and Mrs Joy.
If there is no one at home you want to talk to about a problem, you can call Childline on: 0800 1111 to talk to someone who can help.
You can also make a report on the Think U Know website.
This year for Safer Internet Day, we took part is a series of activities to raise awareness about E-safety. Miss Brewster asked everyone to design E-safety posters to promote E-safety in school. All the teachers chose the best posters from their class, then Miss Brewster and Mr Towers chose the final winners.
The Key Stage 1 winner was Freddie and the runner up was Connie. Key Tage 2's winner was Richanne and the runner up was Tyra-Jo. All the winners and runners up were presented with a certificate and the winners also recieved a book token.
Some classes watched a video about thinking carefully about things they see and do online and to try to 'see the bigger picture'. There was also an opportunity for some classes to do the 'Hour of Code'.
Mr Towers prepared an E-Safety survey for Key Stage 2 to ask everyone about cyber bullying and reporting. The teachers will be able to use the information we collected to help plan and to know what to do help keep children safe. We will upload the results when all the data is counted up.
Ancholme House is the house team with responsibility for safety, including E-safety. We give the teachers advice about what children at school are concerned about and help by doing things like coming up with our E-safety tips, designing posters and presenting assemblies. Our E-safety Terms of Reference set out the details of what we do.
The websites below give you all the information you need to stay safe online. They cover a range of topics including cyber bullying, social networking, games, chat and more. Some sites let you report something that upsets or frightens you online.
Think U Know
The Think U Know website has lots of information about keeping you safe on the internet and tells you who to talk to if you are worried about something online.
It has sections for:
Kidsmart gives you all the information you need to know about online games, social networking, chat, file sharing and more. It has information for children, young people, carers, parents and teachers.
The Digizen website provides information for young people, carers, parents and schools to help them become better digital citizens. It has particular information on cyber bullying and social networking.
UK Safer Internet Centre
The UK Safer Internet Centre has tips and resources to help children and young people stay safe on the internet.
The Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre (CEOP) website is run by the Police and provides information on keeping safe for children, parents and carers. If someone acts inappropriately towards you online, or to a child or young person you know, you can make a report.