Staying Safe Online

Being SMART online helps pupils stay safe in the virtual world. ‘S’ stands for safe (e.g. how to set good passwords and how to use online names that don’t reveal someone’s real name. ‘M’ stands for meeting (as in not meeting people who children only know from the online world). ‘A’ stands for accepting (to not accept links and pops and emails from sources we don’t trust). ‘R’ stands for reliable (to cross check what we read and see on the internet with other sources such as other web pages, books and adults). ‘T’ stands for tell a trusted adult if anything makes children feel uncomfortable.

At the bottom of this page, you can find a very useful document on steps you can take at home to keep your child safe. There are links within the document to trusted sites.