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With the increasing use of technology in everyday life, it is essential that all children become confident and safe users of the interenet and other technologies. Children are taught E-Saftey rules and expectations as soon as they start St Stephen's, and are reinforced regularly through lessons, assessmblies and theatre groups.

On this page you should find some useful links and tips for how to ensure you and your child are using the internet appropriately, and some places to go to for advice. 

Underpinning the curriculum, are the SMART rules which are reinforced in school:

Safe - Keep safe by being careful not to give out personal information when you're chatting or posting online. Personal information includes your email address, phone number and password.

Meeting - Meeting someone you have only been in touch with online can be dangerous. Only do so with your parents' or carers' permission and even then only when they can be present. Remember online friends are still strangers even if you have been talking to them for a long time.

Accept - Accepting emails, IM messages, or opening files, pictures or texts from people you don't know or trust can lead to problems - they may contain viruses or nasty messages!

Reliable - Someone online might lie about who they are and information on the internet may not be true. Always check information with other websites, books or someone who knows. If you like chatting online it's best to only chat to your real world friends and family

Tell - Tell your parent, carer or a trusted adult if someone or something makes you feel uncomfortable or worried, or if you or someone you know is being bullied online.

Links for children

EYFS and KS1

Read the story of 'Smartie the Penguin'

Read the story of 'Digiduck's Big Decision'

Lower KS2

Click on the icon to go to the Childnet website and find tips, videos, games and puzzles. You can also watch the adventures of Cara, Winston and the Smart crew:

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Click on the link belowe to watch videos and play a game about staying safe online and how to use social networking responsibly.

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Tips for parents

Privacy Settings

Here is some information you may find useful when looking at privacy settings on commonly used devices and websites. It is important to preoidically check your privacy settings, especially on websites, as the settings are often changed by the website.



Other Information

Here is some more information and documents that you may find useful:

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