Rules of Blogging

Please read before posting or commenting

We are all really excited to have our class blogs and to be able to share the story of our year. Keeping the blog a safe and secure place to work is very important. Through the use of the blog we all have the opportunity to develop our understanding of online safety and how to behave when on the web.

We have a few simple guidelines that we need to keep to in order to make the most of our school blogs:

Children are to only use their first name when commenting.
Parents who leave comments are asked to use their first name only so as not to identify their child. Or post comments as “Tim’s Mum” or “Megan’s Grandfather”.
All posts will be checked by the class teacher before they are published to the blog.
All comments are moderated by the class teacher before they appear on the blog.
Always be respectful for other people’s work – be positive or offer constructive criticism if you are going comment. Don’t post anything that could hurt or upset anyone
No text talk – write in full sentences and read your comments back carefully before submitting.
Try to make blog posts or comments interesting, we want this to be a place where we wow our audience.
Everyone in each year group will stick to these guidelines.
Don’t post personal information – such as your home phone number, mobile phone number, email address or home address

Do obey the ‘Grandmother rule’ – anything you put on the internet could be read by your grandmother so only write things you could say to the nicest of grannies

If you have any more concerns about the security of the blog then please pop into the classroom and have a chat with the teacher who will be happy to help.