We want to get the most out of our blogging experience – here are some of the ways in which we can ensure we are as safe as possible.

Pupils must:

  • Only use your first name or the first name of other pupils you are talking about in a blog post
  • Always ask the people in a photo for their permission before you put it into a blog post
  • Use appropriate language.  Try to show off your best work/writing whilst blogging and use the tips people suggest to you to improve
  • Always think before you post (if in doubt leave it out!).  Try to post about things that your audience would like to read
  • If you receive a comment, it is polite to respond, say thank you and reply to a question if they have left one
  • Comment on other people’s posts too. Blogging is about commenting and posting!
  • If your post doesn’t appear straight away, you teacher might be busy, do be patient
  • Respect other people’s ideas and opinions.  It is okay to disagree; it is not okay to be disagreeable
  • If you see anything that shouldn’t be on your screen, do tell your teacher or parents immediately
  • You must keep your password secure and not use anyone else’s username or password
  • Always tag your posts with your computer network ID. You can then search for all the posts you have made on the blog site

Pupils must not:

  • Never give out your address or phone number or any personal details.  Try to blog safely
  • Never identify yourself or another pupil shown in a photo
  • Filenames of photos must not contain the name of any pupils
  • Never give out your log in details to anyone
  • Don’t be rude or horrible about anyone or anyone’s work
  • Don’t post pictures of yourself without specific permission from your teacher or parents
  • You must not add your full name or add a new nickname in your blog profile.  Your profile has been set to ensure that you remain safe online

 

If you have any questions or problems, please talk to your teacher.