Safer Internet Day 2020
At Westgate, we spent Safer Internet Day 2020 focusing on consent.
- Consent around images and videos - who can take these and where we consent for them to be posted.
- Consent to give our data - why do people or companies want our data and what will they use it for.
- Consent to around gaming - do I have consent to play this game and does my friend have consent too?
See the useful documents section below for the online safety letter that was sent to parents in the newsletter with further information.
Online Safety Update
It has come to our attention that a number of pupils have youtube accounts and have posted videos of themselves online. You tube is a fantastic source of information, fun and self expression but it is important to oversee how your child uses the site and support them in staying safe.
- Use a username that does not link to your own name
- Don't wear your school uniform in videos
- Get parents permission to upload videos and the permission of any other person appearing in the video.
- If you get your early warning signs, tell someone.
Here is a useful Parents' Guide to You Tube.
Thank you for your support
Acceptable Use Agreements
As the online world continues to grow, keeping ourselves, our pupils and our children safe online continues to be increasingly important.
At Westgate, we teach pupils about the potential dangers online while ensuring that their online experiences remain interesting, exciting and knowledge enhancing. We teach pupils how to stay safe online using the 'SMART' rules:
If pupils are able to talk and learn openly and honestly about the possible dangers online, they will be confident about what to do to report unsafe behaviours and make informed decisions and choices. Pupils must learn to be responsible for their own safety online.
The 3Cs of online safety
Content – Is what I am seeing appropriate for me?
Contact – Is what this person saying to me safe?
Conduct – Am I behaving in a safe and respectful way?
Concerned? Speak to your child's class teacher, Mr Watson or Mrs Tyrell (online safety coordinator)
www.internetmatters.org.uk - Information, Advice and Support to Keep Children Safe Online
www.facebook.com/stayingsafeonline - Staying Safe Online | Facebook
Thinkuknow - home - www.thinkuknow.co.uk - An interactive programme for children, teens, parents and other adults, with age-specific games, warnings, and advice.