Online Safety Talk January 2017
The following slides are from our recent online safety talk. Many thanks to all the parents who attended.
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Cyber-Bullying – POLITE
Wiltshire Police are pleased to tell you that your Local Neighbourhood Policing Team has recently delivered a cyber-bullying ‘POLITE’ language lesson plan to your Year 5/6 children.
Following increasing reports from schools and parents that younger and younger children are bullying others using mobile phones, apps, social networking sites and emails, we have devised a targeted lesson plan around the use of appropriate language. We aim to reduce the number of cyber-bullying incidents through the use of the POLITE mnemonic.
We have been encouraging your children to think carefully about their choice of language when using mobile technology. We want the to consider if their messages will cause another to be upset or distressed. To think before the press send and to re-read the message. And to expect a nice reply!
P- Prepare- think about the content of the message and whether it could be misunderstood.
O- Only send when you have re-read and checked the content
L- Look again- could your message upset anyone?
I – I would be happy to receive this message- that’s a good thing!
T- Talk face to face- sometimes it may be easier to say what you mean
E – Expect a nice reply – we all want to receive nice messages and comments
We understand that parents are often unsure of where to, or how to, access help to safeguard their children, we have provided a few websites which offer support and advice:
If you would like to receive the above information online please email:
Golden Rules of Online Safety
Stop! Think! Click!
These rules help us to stay safe on the Internet
We only use the internet when an adult is with us.
We only click on the buttons or links when we know what they do.
We always ask if we get lost on the Internet.
We always send and open emails together.
We only write polite and friendly emails to people that we know.
We will tell an adult if we see something that scares or upsets us.
We will only let adults we trust know our passwords.
Parent information and advice links
Safe research searching links
Please note that no search engine is ever 100% safe but the links below provide some “safer” search engines.
Google offers a safer search option for children searching on the Internet. Click here to read more.
Safe image searching links
Safer Internet Day
Safer Internet Day is run by the INSAFE network and is celebrated every year across Europe, and in other countries worldwide.
In the UK, Safer Internet Day is organised by the UK Safer Internet Centre (www.saferinternet.org.uk), and this year’s theme is “Let’s create a better internet together.” Childnet International, who form part of the UK Safer Internet Centre, have produced an online safety presentation to help schools, parents and carers to support children and young people online.
To celebrate the many positives of the internet, and to raise awareness of the issues that children and young people face online today, we are focusing across the whole school on internet safety and promoting positive internet use. We believe that internet safety education is a crucial element of the curriculum and an essential part of our children’s development. On our website we have uploaded a number of resources for you to access to support your child/ that are designed to help you become more aware of the safety messages that your children receive in school in order to reinforce them in your home environment.
The documents online include:
If you would like hard copies of any of these documents please don’t hesitate to contact the school office.