We believe that students of Walthamstow Academy need the knowledge, skills and tools to understand and harness the power of the Internet.
When our students access the Internet at the academy, you can be assured that through our state-of-the-art security and filtering technologies, we make every effort to ensure that their browsing will be safe and secure. However, when you are browsing the Internet at home, things may not be as safe and secure.
When using the Internet make sure your child knows the SMART rules:
S - SAFE: To keep safe online, don't give out your personal information - full name, email address, phone number, home address or school.
M - MEETING: Meeting someone you have met online can be dangerous. Only meet if your parents or carers agree and they can be with you.
A - ACCEPTING: Accepting emails and messages from people you don't know can be risky, especially if they have attachments - they can contain viruses or nasty messages.
R - RELIABLE: Information you find on the Internet may not be reliable, and people may not be who they say they are.
T - TELL: Tell your parent, carer or an adult you trust if something makes you feel worried or if you know someone is being bullied online.
If you have any concerns about something that may have happened while online you can now report it to the Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre. You are doing the right thing and by taking this action you may not only help your own child but also help make other people safer as well.
Keeping your child safe on all of their devices can be a daunting task. Please use the link below to look at these top tips on how to set up parental controls on an Xbox one plus a link to PS4.
The NSPCC recognises the importance of staying safe online and have launched the Share Aware Campaign which provides online safety advice for parents and carers. Please click on the link below to access this important resource.