This page is a quick reminder with regard to e-safety.
Please take time to review these and talk to your children about e-safety, and what to do should they find something online that worries them.
This is especially important as the Tech Jam is here to encourage you to learn to code or hack hardware and seek out answers. There are lots of resources out there to help, as well as forums such as StackOverflow or even our own IRC channel on Freenode as well as other IRC netowrks. It is important to remember that you need to stay safe while chatting online.
Parents and Guardians are strongly advised to talk to their children about online safety and if neccessary help seek help.
Here is a link to a poster about SMART rules
S = Safe Keep safe by being careful not to give out personal information – such as your full name, email address, phone number, home address, photos or school name – to people you are chatting with online.
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.
A = Accepting 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 Information you find on the internet may not be true, or someone online may be lying about who they are.
- 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.
You can report online abuse to the police at www.thinkuknow.co.uk
- Devon and Cornwall Police information hub
Further links on Safeguarding page.