WHY IS IT IMPORTANT TO STAY SAFE ONLINE?
Most of us are ‘connected’ via our laptops, consoles, handheld devices, mobile phones, tablets or personal computer. The potential for the internet to be a valuable and a fun resource for entertainment, making friends, keeping in touch and learning is huge. However, if you use the internet, you could be at risk of illegal activity or abuse - be it bullying, fraud or something more serious. Unlike seeing someone face to face, on the net, people are not always what they first seem.
In the same way you learn about safety when you leave the house, it is important to learn how to stay safe online.
Kingsmead School takes internet safety extremely seriously. As students, you are made aware of the steps we take to ensure your safety when working on-line in school, as well as working with the police to investigate the rare instances where young people endanger the safety and wellbeing of others, through misuse of electronic communication. To download the 'Acceptable Usage of ICT Policy' click on the link below.
We know that internet safety is a concern for parents and there are a lot of useful resources and information available about keeping you safe when you use the internet, mobile phones, or other devices connected to the Internet.
SO IF YOU ARE WORRIED ABOUT ANYTHING ‘ONLINE’ RLATED OR WANT FURTHER INFORMATION PLEASE VISIT THE LINKS AND DOWNLOADS BELOW
CEOP www.ceop.police.uk has some very useful resources for parents. it is quick and easy to register and you be sent regular updates on important information.