Year 7 & 8 eSafety briefing

Here’s the presentation given on 15th June, including the social media update by our Student Digital Leaders.

Internet Safety Tips

The Internet is becoming an ever more important resource and tool. At AGGS we teach our girls how to use it in all subjects.  Here are our tips for using the Internet safely.

You can also click the button below (a smaller version of which appears in the top-right corner of all
of our school pages) to report abuse to the Child Exploitation & Online Protection Centre.

Click CEOP Internet Safety


  1. Don’t share your passwords

    Letting people know your password leaves you vulnerable. They then have the power to disrupt your life in all sorts of unexpected ways.

    Keep your passwords to yourself.

sharing passwords

  1. Remember it’s a public place

    The Internet’s a public place, even when it might seem it’s just you and your friends.

    Don’t say things there you wouldn’t shout out in a large crowded room.

Public place

  1. Think twice about your photos

    You lose control of photos as soon as you upload or share them.

    If you wouldn’t want your grandmother to see the photo, think about whether you should be posting it to the Internet for all to see for ever.

Showing gran

  1. Check your privacy settings

    Social networking sites all have intricate privacy settings. You can tailor these so you’re sharing things with your friends but not with strangers.

    But remember, the Internet is still essentially a public place.

Privacy settings

  1. Be aware that some people lie about who they are

    The Internet can introduce you to loads of new people with similar interests.

    But if you’re talking to people you’ve never met in real life, can you be sure they’re really who they say they are?

Pretend person

  1. If you feel uncomfortable, say so

    If anything happens online that makes you feel uncomfortable, upset or hurt go and tell a trusted adult straightaway. You won’t get in trouble.

Tell someone



Useful links

Government guide for parents and carers whose children are using social media

Facebook’s safety pages
Instagram’s safety pages
Snapchat safety pages

Think U Know

STOP Cyberbullying

Computer Security: Preventing Online Harassment

Parentinfo.orgOnline teen speak


The SHARP SystemIf you are concerned that an AGGS pupil or student is being bullied or you are being bullied yourself, please report it to your Form Tutor, Senior Tutor or any other teacher or online by using the sharp system. All reports will be taken seriously and investigated. Remember to keep printouts or screen shots of any inappropriate comments and don’t respond to them. You can also talk to one of our Anti-Bullying Ambassadors. They have a notice board by Lost Property which has up-to-date information about their activities.


Acceptable Use Agreement: Staff, Governors and Visitors

Acceptable Use Agreement: Students