We have recently been made aware of a number of children in our school having active social media accounts (on sites such as YouTube, Instagram, Facebook etc.).
Though most websites do specify that people must be 13 years of age or older before having an account, we do realise that some children (sometimes with parent approval) will have one anyway.
We fully believe in helping children to use the internet as a tool to communicate and create, so long as this is done safely.
We had an assembly today to remind children in Y4 - Y6 of a few simple ways to stay safe online:
Finally, try your best to keep at least some parts of your life private - think of how uncomfortable you may be if someone you do not want to watches your videos or reads your posts, even those you created a long time ago.
Our advice follows the sensible suggestions set out by CEOP. For more information please check out their website.
Have fun online but STAY SAFE!