We want all our children to be able to use ICT because it will help them in every area of their life – and particularly in their education! However we want them to stay safe and be able to recognise some of the dangers when using technology. This page is for parents and children and we encourage you all to look at the sites together.
Have a safe password to keep your information safe online!
This half term the children in our class have been learning about how important it is to keep their personal information safe online. How they should not share things about themselves with other people on the internet as they do not know who they are. Although someone might seem nice like teddy they might not be and they could be like monster.
The children learnt that the best way to keep their personal information safe online when wanting to play games or log into an email account is to create a safe password.
The Three Rules to Safe Passwords …
- Something that you will remember!
- Something that no one else will know!
- Never tell anyone your password!
You can also use Microsoft Office Password Checker to check the strength of your password and also to find out more about what make a secure password.
Parents who attended the Spring E-safety evening at Marlfields by SCH@LARICT and Cheshire East were given a presentation at that meeting and this can be found by clicking here.
Always follow these 10 Rules for Online Safety:
1. I will not give out personal information such as my address, telephone number, parents’ work address/telephone number, or the name and location of my school without my parents’ permission.
2. I will tell my parents right away if I come across any information that makes me feel uncomfortable.
3. I will never agree to get together with someone I “meet” online without first checking with my parents. If my parents agree to the meeting, I will be sure that it is in a public place and bring my mother or father along.
4. I will never send a person my picture or anything else without first checking with my parents.
5. I will not respond to any messages that are mean or in any way make me feel uncomfortable. It is not my fault if I get a message like that. If I do I will tell my parents right away so that they can contact the service provider.
6. I will talk with my parents so that we can set up rules for going online. We will decide upon the time of day that I can be online, the length of time I can be online and appropriate areas for me to visit. I will not access other areas or break these rules without their permission.
7. I will not give out my Internet password to anyone (even my best friends) other than my parents.
8. I will check with my parents before downloading or installing software or doing anything that could possibly hurt our computer or jeopardize my family’s privacy
9. I will be a good online citizen and not do anything that hurts other people or is against the law.
10. I will help my parents understand how to have fun and learn things online and teach them things about the Internet, computers and other technology