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Online Safety

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The online world is posing an ever-increasing risk to children with new applications developed on a daily basis. At Mayfield Grammar School we feel it is very important that our school, parents and students work together to take a shared responsibility for the safe use of the Internet. We are therefore delighted to announce that MGSG has shown our commitment to protecting our students online and continue to work with National Online Safety to provide parent user guides on the most popular Applications used by young people today.
A selection of these user guides can be found below:

We have also included some additional suggestions as to how Parents/Carers can protect our students and make them safer online:

  1. Encourage your child to tell you when they see something online which upsets them.
  2. Know how to report to the CEOP Centre if you are concerned about someone’s online behaviour towards your child. Parents and children can both report at www.ceop.police.uk/Safety-Centre  or www.thinkuknow.co.uk
  3.   Visit: Childnet International

4.    Visit Digizen

Safer Internet Day 

Safer Internet Day (SID) is an annual, worldwide event to help encourage a better internet.

Respect – I treat myself and others the way I like to be treated.  Last year the slogan for this day was “Create, Connect and Share Respect: A better internet starts with you”. It is important for us to ask ourselves before we post any message on the internet or social media, ‘would I consider it respectful if it was something about me or to do with my life?’

Responsibility – I am accountable for my actions and I take a stand when I feel something is wrong.  Are you a good ‘Digital Citizen?’ – being a good Digital Citizen involves being responsible for how YOU behave when using things such as the internet, mobile phones, social media and so on. Think before you ‘post’ and take responsibility for your actions. Remember that once it is posted, that information is no longer in your control.

Reasoning – I question what is real.  This is about being sensible about what you see or read on the internet or social media. It is always important to realise that just because something has been posted or said, it does not make it true. Always question ‘Do I know beyond any doubt that this is true?’

Resilience – I get back up from tough situations.  Digital resilience is ‘the ability to bounce back from difficult times online over time’. To build this ability think about the following:
Are there things I know I could change now about how I use the internet and social media?
Are there times I know I should put down my mobile, or tablet?

To view what was discussed during this years’ Safer Internet Day, please click here.


Has someone done something online that has made you or a child or young person you know, feel worried or unsafe?

Make a report to one of CEOP’s experienced Child Protection Advisors

Download: National Online Safety Parent login guide

Useful websites: