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E-Safety Resources Page

In addition to your National Safety Online account you may also find the following web sites useful:-

Internet Matters – a not-for-profit organisation set up to empower parents and carers to keep children safe in the digital world. Their support for parents includes a range of downloadable guides covering subjects such as transition to secondary school, Vlogging & livestreaming, online gaming and cyberbullying.

NSPCC - includes a range of resources to help parents keep children safe when they're using the internet, social networks, apps, games and more.

Parent Zone - offers a range of resources for families, to help you meet the challenges of the digital age, including parent guides on the latest digital trends and platforms.

For pupils

BBC Own It – Support for young people to take control of their online life, including help and advice, skills and inspiration on topics such as friendships and bullying, safety and self-esteem.

Childline – includes information for pupils on sexting, gaming, grooming, bullying, pornography and relationships.

Reporting concerns

Please report any concerns directly to the school.  However, please be aware of the Child Exploitation and Online Protection (CEOP) Command which is part of the National Crime Agency.  Click on the logo below or use the following link to access the site:

https://www.ceop.police.uk/safety-centre/

 

Click CEOP internet safety

 

Report Abuse - CEOP

https://www.ceop.police.uk/ceop-reporting/

CEOP is a law enforcement agency and is here to keep children and young people safe from sexual exploitation and abuse.  You can access their web site to report concerns by clicking the buttons above.

 

Below are some additional resources that you may find helpful:

DITTO

#Ditto - please click for the free half-termly magazine with the latest information on issues, risks and guidance related to keeping children safe online.

 #Ditto

 

Thinkuknow

Highly recommended is the Thinkuknow website.  Click the image to go to the website and get the latest safety information.

This is an education initiative by CEOP - the UKs national law enforcement agency that focusses on tackling sexual abuse of children.

think u know logo

 

 
Visit Google's Safety Centre to learn how to change Google's search settings to SafeSearch  filtering.

This setting is designed to screen sites with explicit sexual text and images that you don't want your child to stumble across when browsing the internet.

Broadband parental controls

A reminder that you can monitor online activity via your broadband provider: Broadband Parental Controls: How To Keep Your Child Safe Online (gocompare.com)

 

Top Tips for Safer Surfing!

  1. Remind your child that the internet is not a private space. Any information that your child puts online can be shared with anyone and may be used in a harmful way.
  2. Keep communication open! Let your child know that it’s never too late to tell if something or someone is making them uncomfortable.
  3. Teach your child to only open emails from people they know. Files may contain inappropriate images, content or viruses
  4. Keep the computer somewhere in the house where it is easy for you to monitor what they are viewing.
  5. Use internet filtering software and your browser’s control to offer the degree of security needed to protect your child.

What are the dangers and risks to my child from the internet?

 

Content
(Child is exposed to this material)

Contact
(Child is communicating)

Conduct
(Child is actively doing Something themselves)

Commercial

Adverts Spam

Personal information given

Illegal downloading
Gambling
Hacking
Financial Scams

Aggressive Violent content

Being Bullied
Being Stalked

Bullying others
Sexual Pornographic images/text

Being Groomed
Meeting Strangers

Uploading inappropriate material
Values

Racism
Bias
Misleading info

Is subject to persuasion (self-harm/anorexia) Providing misleading info to others

Information on the table was taken from "Safer Children in a Digital World" - a report by Dr Tanya Byron.

You can download for free the report or its summary on the Department for Education website

Did you know that most social media accounts, including Facebook, Twitter and Snapchat requires users to be 13 years old before they can create their own account?  The minimum age for WhatsApp is 16 years old.