"And as you wish that others would do to you, do so to them."
How have you been a good friend today?
"Love is more important than anything else. It's what ties everything completely together."
How did God show his love for the world?
How do you show your love for others?
What can you do today to show love to other people?
'God said to human beings, "Fill the earth with people and look after it. Care for all that I have made."'
What is our responsibility to care for God's world?
How can I behave responsibly today?
Who relies on me to act responsibly?
"I am the Lord your God. I am holding your hand, so don't be afraid."
How was Jesus courageous?
What helps people to be courageous?
How have you shown courage today?
"It is better to be honest and poor than dishonest and rich."
Why is it important to be honest?
"Try to earn the respect of others."
Romans 12:17, paraphrase
Who do you respect and why?
What sort of behaviour earns respect?
What do you do to show you respect someone?
We regularly talk to the children about e-safety and how to conduct themselves and stay safe online. To this end, we have implemented safe and thoroughly monitored environments in which the children can message each other and create blogs to underpin their learning across the platforms as well as to help us create a dialogue with them about the benefits and dangers of using social media sites. In order to comply with the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) most public social media accounts have age restrictions of 13+ years, such as Instagram and Facebook, however we are aware that, unfortunately, a number of children do have different social media accounts, including those for Instagram and Facebook. In our experience, children are not socially mature enough to use these types of social media unsupervised and therefore we would advise parents to adhere to the age restrictions. If your child does use social media, or other communications online, we would recommend talking with them about e-safety and we strongly encourage you to monitor their online activity.
Our E-Safety Rules:
- We ask permission before using the Internet.
- We only use websites that an adult has chosen.
- We tell an adult if we see anything we are uncomfortable with.
- We immediately close any webpage we are not sure about.
- We only send an email an adult has approved or that we send through the Learning Platform.
- We send emails that are polite and friendly.
- We never give out personal information or passwords.
- We never arrange to meet anyone we don't know.
- We do not open emails sent by anyone we don't know.
- We do not use Internet Chat Rooms.
CEOP Safety Centre
The Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre (CEOP) works to protect children from the harm of sexual abuse and exploitation both online and offline. Their button (above) allows you to quickly and safely make a report if you have been a victim of online abuse or you're worried about somebody else.
Our Parent E-Safety Leaflet
The Breck Foundation
The Breck Foundation is a self-funding charity which seeks to raise awareness and educate parents about online safety using Breck’s very real story. They encourage people to:
- Be aware - Opening files, accepting emails, IM messages, pictures or texts from people you don’t know or trust can lead to problems - they may contain viruses or nasty messages.
- Report it - Tell your parent, or trusted adult if someone or something makes you feel uncomfortable or worried, or if you or someone you know is being bullied.
- Be smart - Someone online might lie about who they are and information on the internet may not be true. Always check information with other websites, books or someone who knows. If you like chatting online it’s best to only chat to your real friends and family.
- Communicate - Meeting someone you have met online can be dangerous. Remember online friends are still strangers even if you have been talking to them for a long time. Never meet up with them alone and always speak to a parent or carer beforehand.
- Keep safe Keep safe by being careful not to give your personal information when you are chatting or posting online. Personal information includes your email address, phone number, password, location
The NSPCC website has listed ways for parents to help their child stay safe online:
- Have the conversation early and often.
- Explore online together.
- Know who your child is talking to online.
- Set rules and agree boundaries.
- Make sure that content is age-appropriate.
- Use parental controls to filter, restrict, monitor or report content.
- Check they know how to use privacy settings and reporting tools.