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Online safety

Here at Middleton in Teesdale Academy we take e-Safety very seriously. In an increasingly digital world it is vital that we educate our children on how to keep themselves safe online.

The number one thing to remember if anything at all is worrying you online or on your phone, is to tell a trusted adult like a parent or teacher - don't be afraid or embarrassed, just tell someone straight away. At our school, our Mental Health Lead is Ms Sarah Bendelow, but any member of staff will be there to talk to.

Here are a few more of the most important things to keep in mind when you use the internet and your mobile phone.

Staying safe online

  1. Don’t post any personal information online – like your address, email address or mobile number
  2. Think carefully before posting pictures or videos of yourself. Once you’ve put a picture of yourself online people can see it and download it, it’s not just yours anymore
  3. Keep your privacy settings as high as possible
  4. Never give out your passwords
  5. Don’t befriend people you don’t know
  6. Don’t meet up with people you’ve met online. Speak to a trusted adult about people suggesting you do
  7. Remember that not everyone online is who they say they are
  8. Think carefully about what you say before you post something online
  9. Respect other people’s views, even if you don’t agree with someone else’s views doesn’t mean you need to be rude
  10. If you see something online that makes you feel uncomfortable, unsafe or worried: leave the website, and tell a trusted adult immediately