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Online Safety - from Miss Essex

This week we have celebrated Safer Internet Day in school and in assemblies.  Now more than ever we are using technology to support our learning at home and to play games online. Technology is a wonderful tool but we must remember to use it responsibly and safely. There are 5 SMART rules to have in mind when using any type of technology at home or school. These are:

Safe - Keep your personal information safe, don't share your name, address or number.

Meet - Meeting up with someone online can be dangerous. If someone asks to see you or for a photo always tell an adult.

Accepting - Think carefully before clicking on something or opening something up online.

Reliable - Remember not everything you see or read on the Internet can be trusted.

Tell - Always tell a trusted adult if something makes you feel scared, upset or worried.

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