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Online Safety Agreement

Key Stage 1

Online Rules

These are our rules for using the internet safely and responsibly.

  • We learn how to use the internet safely.
  • We can send and open messages with an adult.
  • We can write polite and friendly emails or messages to people that we know.
  • We only tell people our first name.
  • We learn to keep our password a secret.
  • We know who to ask for help.
  • If we see something we do not like we know what to do.
  • We know that it is important to follow the rules.
  • We are able to look after each other by using the internet safely.
  • We can go to www.thinkuknow.co.uk for help.

Key Stage 2

Online Rules

These are our rules for using the internet safely and responsibly.

  • We use the internet to help us learn and we know how to use it safely and responsibly.
  • We send emails and messages that are polite and friendly.
  • We will only email, chat or go on webcam with people that we know in real life, with permission from our teachers or parents.
  • We make sure that an adult always knows when we are online.
  • We never give out passwords or personal information (like our full name, school or address)
  • We never post photographs without permission and never include names with photographs.
  • We know who to ask if we need help.
  • If we see anything on the internet or on email that is scary or makes us feel uncomfortable, we know what to do.
  • We never open emails or links from people we don’t know.
  • We know that the rules are there to keep us safe and must not be broken.
  • We are able to keep ourselves and each other safe by using the internet in a responsible way.

Child Agreement

Your child understands:

  • The rules for using the internet and email safely and responsibly.
  • They know that the adults working with them at school will help them to stay safe and check that they are using the computers to help them with my work.
  • They should notify a member of staff immediately if they come across something that concerns them online.

Parental Agreement

We ask that you:

  • Read and discuss the rules with your child and confirm that he/she has understood what the rules mean.
  • Understand that the school will use appropriate filtering and ensure appropriate supervision when using the internet, email and other online tools.
  • Understand that filtering can never be completely fool proof and occasionally inappropriate materials may be accessed.
  • Accept that the school will endeavour to deal with any incident that may arise swiftly and according to policy.
  • Understand that your child’s safe use of the internet and online technologies outside of school is your responsibility.

Information and Guidance

www.ceop.co.uk (for parents and adults)

www.iwf.org.uk (for reporting of illegal images or content)

www.thinkuknow.co.uk (resources for children, teenagers, parents and professionals)

www.netsmartzkids.org (5 – 17)

www.kidsmart.org.uk (all under 11)

www.education.gov.uk (for adults and professionals)

www.digizen.org.uk (for materials from DCSF around the issue of cyberbullying)