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'To help young people help themselves'

At Adelaide School we believe online safety is a key element of Safeguarding.

We do a significant amount of preventative work to support pupils to stay safe online. We cover all elements of online safety in PSHE and ICT. We are responsive to the needs of individuals and groups and when issues occur we try to use these as learning points. We hold open and informed discussions with young people around online safety because we believe talking about this is key to addressing issues and educating young people. We have focused online safety days and events.


In school we have systems which identify if pupils search things online which they should not. When this occurs staff in school speak with pupils and intervene where necessary. As with all at Adelaide, we support the child as an individual and personalise our approach. All incidents of online Safety breaches are recorded. All staff have had training in this area. Our approach to online safety is always changing as we need to be responsive to this swift moving world.

If parents would like any more information regarding online safety please get in touch with school.

Earlier in the term Childnet came into school to deliver pupil and parent Online Safety sessions. They have provided a recording of the session content that we would like to share with you. When you click on the link you will need to enter the passcode: Lt5+#xK3
Here is the link to the recording:


 Childline gives advice for staying safe online:

‘There are lots of things you can do to keep yourself safe online.

  • Think before you post
    Don’t upload or share anything you wouldn’t want your parents, carers, teachers or future employers seeing. Once you post something, you lose control of it, especially if someone else screenshots or shares it.
  • Don’t share personal details
    Keep things like your address, phone number, full name, school and date of birth private, and check what people can see in your privacy settings. Remember that people can use small clues like a school logo in a photo to find out a lot about you.
  • Watch out for phishing and scams
    Phishing is when someone tries to trick you into giving them information, like your password. Someone might also try to trick you by saying they can make you famous or that they’re from a talent agency. Never click links from emails or messages that ask you to log in or share your details, even if you think they might be genuine. If you’re asked to log into a website, go to the app or site directly instead.
  • Think about who you’re talking to
    There are lots of ways that people try to trick you into trusting them online. Even if you like and trust someone you’ve met online, never share personal information with them like your address, full name, or where you go to school. Find out more about grooming.
  • Never give out your password
    You should never give out your password or log-in information. Make sure you pick strong, easy to remember passwords.
  • Cover your webcam
    Some viruses will let someone access your webcam without you knowing, so make sure you cover your webcam whenever you’re not using it.


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