October 9 2016

Blogging Rules

A blog can be very exciting, as it allows people from all over the world to share our learning and make comments. We need to remember to follow a few simple rules to stay safe and to get the most out of our blog. It is very important that we understand how to use the blog and the internet in a secure way. This ties in with National Curriculum objectives and ICT skills that children are expected to learn and apply.

The following guidelines have been established to ensure the safety of our pupils when blogging. The guidelines are also reminders of how to use the blog to improve writing and keyboarding skills.

Please follow our blogging rules:

Only use your first name when commenting – no surnames. If you have the same first name as another student in your class then add the first letter of your surname e.g. Emily S or Emily W.

Relatives who leave comments are also asked to use their first name only or to post comments as “Reena’s Mum” or “Gary’s Grandfather”.

Keep safe – don’t reveal any personal information (such as phone numbers, passwords, addresses etc).

No text talk – write in full sentences and read your comments back carefully before submitting.

Only make posts and comments that you will be proud to stand behind as your own.

Always show respect – be positive if you are going to comment and always remember that the blog is an extension of our school that the rest of the world is able to see.

All posts and comments are checked by school staff before they are approved.

If you do happen to find anything on here that makes you feel uncomfortable, or if you have any concerns about the security of the blog then please feel free to have a chat with your class teacher or Principal.

If you follow these rules, blogging will be an enjoyable and safe part of school life.

For more information on cyber safety, check out this website: http://www.digitalcitizenship.nsw.edu.au/Prim_Splash/