Advice for Students

This section is designed for students, please read through the information, watch the videos and use as guidance only. If you have any concerns or need any help get in contact with Pastoral.

Three essential digital safety skills:

  1. Assessing risk – It’s important to identify what risk factors are and how to respond to each, irrespective of the platform or device
  2. Know what to Share – There are plenty of examples when it’s okay to share certain information and keep others back
  3. Develop digital self awareness – From digital footprints, to use of capitals and profile photos, an appreciation of your digital persona is essential for understanding how the world see’s you and your actions.


Videos courtesy of WatchWellCast. please watch as guidance only.


  • Never share your passwords with anyone
Sharing your password means your account might get hacked
  • Don’t keep all of your passwords the same 
 choose a safe and secure password, that is account specific.
  • If you feel uncomfortable online talk to a trusted adult
We can’t help if we don’t know what’s going on, regardless of any problem you have.
  • set it to private
Having your social media profiles set to ‘public’ allows anyone to see your content. By setting your profile to ‘private’ means only people that you want to be friends with see this content.
  • If you don’t want the world to see it, don’t post it!
online posts / content are easily copied and shared by other people, once online it can’t be removed easily.
  • Snapchat isn’t PRIVATE
thinking of sending a snap? just remember it is easily screenshot, or saved using other apps.
  • Be selective when adding “friends”
  • If you don’t know them, don’t add them
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    Videos courtesy of CEOP. please watch as guidance only.

    Internet Safety – Newsround Caught In The Web

    The links below provide some help and guidance.

    Cyber Bullying

    What is cyber bullying?

    Cyber bullying takes place ‘online’ using electronic devices to be mean or nasty about other people.

    Examples of cyber bullying include mean text messages or emails, rumors sent by email or posted on social networking sites, and embarrassing pictures, videos, websites, or fake profiles.

    Are you bullying without knowing?

    Joining groups or ‘liking’ mean pictures encourages cyber bullying.

    • Cyber bullying can happen at any time, anywhere; you don’t even need to know the person.
    • Messages can be posted anonymously and distributed quickly.
    • Deleting inappropriate or harassing messages is difficult once posted.
    • Remember, don’t post it, don’t forward it.


    This video by Orange shows how the way you act online can have real consequences on your life and future job prospects.

    Think about things you might write online, would you say it in reality?