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E-Safety talk with Murray Latham

On Wednesday 22nd November years 7-10 had an e-safety talk from the very experienced and knowledgeable Murray Latham who is an expert in online safety. Murray, who was a police officer in Kent and served in the police force for 30 years, spoke to students about a range of topics from creating strong passwords to IP addresses and how websites get your data.

The talk was highly informative and students were told about certain ways of keeping safe online. For example;

  1. Don’t click on links in messages (this is how the recent ‘WannaCry’ virus was spread through businesses and public services).
  2. Create a strong password which includes letters, numbers and symbols. Also to change the password regularly.
  3. Delete any messages from people you don’t know.
  4. If you wouldn’t do it in front of Granny, don’t do it in front of a camera, or say it on line.
  5. Make sure you back up your data, and keep software up to date.

Please discuss e-safety with your child and explore how to keep safe online. If you want any more information about this, or advice on how to speak to your child, there are a range of resources available at this website;

https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/parents/

If you think something needs to be reported you should visit this website- https://www.ceop.police.uk/safety-centre/