Pause & Think Online -  MAKING OUR WAY IN THE DIGITAL WORLD

Cashmere Avenue School Cyber-Safety and Cyber-Citizen Guidelines

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Use your head

Protect private information - yours and others (Keep it in your head)

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(keeping privacy for yourself and others)

I have some log-ons and passwords for things like Mathletics, Google Apps and StudyLadder. I won’t tell them to other people. I will remember to ‘log’ or sign out when i’m finished.

I understand what ‘personal information’ is.

I will protect my personal information when using the class email or other things online, I will only share my first name - not other personal information.

I will protect other people’s personal information by not sharing  it online.

I know that if I want my last name, or a photo of me where I can be easily recognised, to be shared online, my teacher will help me to see if I have my parent’s permission.

I will keep my passwords for Mathletics, Studyladder and Google Apps private.

I know why it is important to keep passwords private.

I can log in to a website using a secure password and understand the importance of signing out.

I will protect myself by not sharing my own or anyone else’s personal and private information (address, photographs, age, passwords, phone number, surname, email address) online.

I know that if I want my last name, or a photo of me where I can be easily recognised, to be shared online, my teacher will help me to see if I have my parent’s permission.

I will keep my passwords for Mathletics, Studyladder and Google Apps private.

I know why it is important to keep passwords private.

I know how to create a secure password.

I can log in to a website using a secure password and understand the importance of signing out.

I will protect me and others by not sharing my own or anyone else’s personal information (address, phone number, surname, email address) online.

I know that if I want my last name, or a photo of me where I can be easily recognised, to be shared online, my teacher will help me to see if I have my parent’s permission.

Use your head

Think about how reliable is information online

(Thinking critically about sources)

I know the website the information is coming from e.g. bbc

I understand that not everything online is true and that people can make up words, images and pretend to be someone else.

I can find out something about who created a website. I will decide if the person is a reliable source.

I can find out when the information was shared using advanced search.

I check information is reliable using two websites.

I understand that information on the internet may not be true or correct.

I know how to cross reference my information by comparing with two or more websites or in a book.

I can check sources including emails by making a judgement

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Use your heart

Be kind - respect yourself online

(managing your Digital Footprint)

I know that things that I put online will be there forever.

I will treat others the way  that I Ilke to be treated

I know that things that I put online will be there forever.

I understand that what I share online can be viewed by others.

I know and understand that the things I put (including images), say and write online will be in cyberspace forever. It is my part of my ‘footprint’.

Use your heart

Be kind - respect others online

(interacting with others)

I can be kind and to others online. If I can’t say something nice I shouldn’t say it.

I understand that my words can affect other people’s feelings.

I will ask permission before using other people’s names (first names only).

I will think about the feelings of others when using other people’s names (first names only).

I will respect the work of others online when working collaboratively.

I only make constructive or positive comments on work that is shared with me

I know that what I write may be misunderstood by others so I need to be thoughtful and considerate.

Other people may see things differently from me and I need to be respectful of other’s points of view when writing comments and working collaboratively.

Use your heart - Be honest - respect and acknowledge the work of others online

(understanding ownership and copyright)

I will say who the work belongs to and where I got it from.

I use positive words online when I talk about other people’s work.

I will not use an image (photo or picture) that someone else has made without their permission.

I will write things in my own words.

I will acknowledge where I gathered information from

When researching information I will summarise ideas into my own words

I know that I cannot use information gained, from  a website or other documents as my own.

I can quote other work & acknowledge it.

I am able to take notes and reword it in my own words.

I will acknowledge where I get my information from.

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Use your arms

Balance the time you spend using media and doing other things

I understand that it is good for me to do lots of different things in a day (electronic devices vs  soccer)

I understand that games can be addictive.

I can balance the amount of time I spend in front of a computer with other activities.

I understand that games can be addictive

I can understand why it is unhealthy to spend too much time on the computer and can balance the amount of time I spend in front of a computer with other activities.

When I go to bed I make sure my digital devices are turned off.

I can monitor how much time I spend using electronic devices

I understand and can explain the effects of spending too much time using electronic devices

I understand that social networking can be addictive

Use your arms

Balance the tools you use in learning

I will take turns on computers, iPads, ipods. I understand it is good to work and play with others.

I will sometimes play maths games from my games box and other times I will play maths games online.

I will take turns with others when working in pairs/groups.

I will think about all the types of tools I could use to meet my purpose

I will vary the resources I use to create/publish work.

I will select when it is useful to use electronic devices in my learning.

Use your arms

Look after the tools you use

I can carry equipment carefully with two hands and make sure laptops are closed when moving them.

I’m great at keeping an eye on the battery. I will get help when I need to plug it in.

I will not eat or drink around electronic equipment.

I will always make sure electronic

equipment is left in a safe place.

I will try to make sure computers are charged. I will be careful when plugging it in and ask if I need help.

After I use a computer I will carefully and safely put it where it belongs so someone else can easily find it and use it.

If I am unsure why a device is not working I’ll ask an adult

If someone else is still signed in, I will sign them out.

I will not change the settings on the computer without permission from an adult.

I know how and help to make sure the laptops and ipads are put away for safety and to be charged up at the end of the day.

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Use your gut

Stay safe by listening to your gut feelings

If anyone asks me for my personal details or money I won’t respond and get an adult straight away.

If the page I’m on opens into something else I’m not supposed to be in I close the window.

If something asks for my personal information I will tell an adult straight away.

I will ask for advice from an adult if:

  • I get an email from someone I don’t know
  • someone I don’t know comments on something of mine
  • if something makes me feel uncomfortable I will share it with an adult

I know which websites are safe and reliable to look at

 I will only do ‘searches’ with an adult there. (youtube, google, etc.)

- Remember that the people you talk to online may not be the who they say they are.

- Never meet up with anyone you have only met online without adult support.

Use your gut

If something online makes you squirm - block it and get an adult to stop it.

I know that ‘inappropriate things’ are pictures, movies, words, or sounds that are either:

  • rude; or
  • violent; or
  • scary;
  • or mean.

Sometimes inappropriate things might appear when I’m using a computer. If this happens it is not my fault. I’ll tell an adult straight away, instead of showing others.

I know what to do if

  • I have gone to an inappropriate website, or
  • I have been sent an inappropriate email, message or comment online,
  • someone has put something inappropriate in something we are sharing online.

I will shut my laptop lid, or cover my screen if I can, and immediately get an adult.

I know not to click on any ads or pop-ups because (unless an adult tells me it is ok), because:

  • it may download a virus to my computer
  • it may lead me to another website that may not be appropriate.

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Use your legs

Stand up to cyber-bullying if you see it happening

Walk away and find an adult if cyberbullying happens to you

I understand that cyber-bullying can be:

  •  people saying unkind things about someone; or
  • people posting pictures of
  • someone that are mean or embarrassing.

I will tell an adult if I see it happening -

STAR (Stop, Think, Act, Report- to an adult you trust).

I know not to reply to cyberbullies.

I know that adults will help cyberbullying to stop.

I understand that cyber-bullying can be:

  •  people spreading rumours about someone; or
  • people encouraging others to be mean or rude to someone online.

I will tell an adult if I see it happening - STAR (Stop, Think, Act, Report- to an adult you trust).

I know not to reply to cyberbullies.

I understand how cyberbullying can affect the person being bullied.

I can get an adult to help me use “report this page” functions on websites that have them.

I can say no to bullying.

There are adults that I can talk to about how cyberbullying has made me or other people feel.

I understand that cyber-bullying can be:

  •  people pretending to be someone else online and acting mean or silly to make them look bad; or
  • people making anonymous threats to someone else online.

I will tell an adult if I see it happening - STAR (Stop, Think, Act, Report- to an adult you trust).

I know not to reply to cyberbullies.

I understand how cyberbullying can affect the person being bullied, and their friends and family.

I can use “report this page” functions on websites that have them

I can say no to bullying, even if it is a friend of mine who is the ‘bully’ because I know they need help too.

I know that cyberbullying is wrong and illegal. If it is bad the ‘authorities’ (the school principal, internet company people, or the police) will want to investigate. I will help them.

With acknowledgements to Commonsense Media - www.commonsense.org/educators