At West Kidlington Primary School and Nursery, we teach children in school how to be SMART when on line. This is taught across the school in different ways, and our assemblies regularly cover this approach
Keep your personal information safe. When chatting or posting online, don’t give away things like your full name, password, or home address. Remember personal information can be seen in images and videos you share too. Keep them safe to keep yourself safe.
Meeting up with someone you only know online, even a friend of a friend, can be dangerous as this person is still a stranger. If someone you only know online ever asks you to meet up, for personal information, or for photos/videos of you, tell an adult straight away and report them together on Think U Know.
Think carefully before you click on or open something online (e.g. links, adverts, friend requests, photos) as you never know where they may lead to or if they contain viruses. Do not accept something if you are unsure of who the person is or what they’ve sent you.
You cannot trust everything you see online as some things can be out of date, inaccurate, or not entirely true. To find reliable information, compare at least three different websites, check in books, and talk to someone about what you have found.
Tell a trusted adult if something or someone ever makes you feel upset, worried, or confused. This could be if you or someone you know is being bullied online. There are lots of people who will be able to help you, like your teachers, parents, or carers. Alternatively, you can contact Childline on 0800 11 11 or via the Childline website.
Need Advice, or to Submit a Report?
The NCA’s CEOP Command (formerly the Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre) works with child protection partners across the UK and overseas to identify the main threats to children and coordinates activity against these threats to bring offenders to account. CEOP protects children from harm online and offline, directly through NCA-led operations and in partnership with local and international agencies. Click the button below to access the CEOP safety centre: