As the world and technology changes it is not about keeping safe on the internet anymore but also keepng safe on all new and emerging technological devices, for example mobile phones, games consoles, computers and televisions.
For more information on what we at Red Oak Primary School are doing to help make sure our children are safe online, take a look at the 'policies and links' tab and you will find our e-safety policy.
We are a returning leader of free chat rooms online.
Established in 2007 we ran what was considered to be on of the best and most trusted free chat rooms online up to 2016. We are now mobile friendly with chat rooms that work on your i Phone, android, tablets and more.
There are safe forums where you can discuss any worries that you have and a link to enable you to talk directly to a professional who can help you.
Advice for parents on Cyber bullying can be found here.
Never arrange to meet someone who you’ve only ever met on the Internet without first telling your parents, always get their permission and take a responsible adult with you.
Always stay in the public areas of a chat room, where other people are around.
If your child understands the risks and can make sensible and informed choices online, they can get the most from the internet and stay safe whilst doing so – particularly from those people who might seek them out to harm them.
Don't give out personal details, photographs or any other information which could be used to identify you, like your address, school or information about your family.
Don't take other people at face value - they might not be what they seem.
At Brook Lodge we encourage our children to enjoy and use the internet to enhance their learning and the curriculum and to access useful educational information and materials.
We routinely teach our children about internet safety as part of our ICT curriculum and also hold an e Safety week across school each year.