Internet safety zone
Pupils are encouraged at Brynmill to stay safe online by following SMART rules of Internet safety.
S - Safe. Keep safe by being careful not to give out personal information when you’re chatting or posting online. Personal information includes your email address, phone number and password.
M - Meeting. Meeting someone you have only been in touch with online can be dangerous. Only do so with your parents’ or carers’ permission and even then only when they can be present. Remember online friends are still strangers even if you have been talking to them for a long time.
A - Accepting emails, IM messages, or opening files, pictures or texts from people you don’t know or trust can lead to problems – they may contain viruses or nasty messages!
R - Reliable. 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 world friends and family
T - Tell. Tell your parent, carer or a trusted adult if someone or something makes you feel uncomfortable or worried, or if you or someone you know is being bullied online.
Pupils are taught e-safety through the ICT curriculum but also through annual events that highlight the guidelines and pitfalls of Internet use, such as Anti Bullying Week and Internet Safety Day. Through effective teaching and encouraging responsibility for their behaviour, we aim to ensure children are safeguarded in school but also practice safe use when off site and as they grow to use a wider range of sites. Below are links to parental guidance sites and advice for what to do if you encounter issues online as well as information about Social Media.
Pupils are reminded of the Code of Conduct for safe Internet use and Staff adhere to the City and County of Swansea Policy for Acceptable use.
Google SafeSearch SafeSearch is designed to screen sites that contain sexually explicit content and remove them from your search results. While no filter is 100% accurate, SafeSearch helps you avoid content you may prefer not to see or would rather your children did not stumble across By default, Moderate SafeSearch is turned on, which helps keep explicit images out of your search results. If you prefer you can change your setting to Strict filtering to help filter out explicit text as well as images. You can modify your computer’s SafeSearch settings by clicking on Search settings at the top right of the Google homepage.
Pupil Code of Practice
Parents Factsheet 2015 Information supporting children online
"It's More than a game, it's your life" - click below for a short clip.