Technology offers almost limitless opportunities and is constantly evolving.  E-safety is about protecting our young people from inappropriate use of mobile and computer devices.  At our school we share the responsibility for its implementation across all staff.  It is covered in whole school and House assemblies, form time and in presentations from external experts.  In addition we discuss e-safety issues with students through the Student Council and parents through the Parents Forum.

 

Useful Links

 

PACE – Free Online Course for Parents

A free online learning tool for parents regarding child sexual exploitation:

  • find out more about child sexual exploitation
  • learn the signs and indicators of when a child might be being exploited
  • understand the impact child sexual exploitation can have on families
  • know what to do if you suspect a child might be at risk of this abuse.

NSPCC – Online Safety

Helpful advice and tools you can use to help keep your child safe whenever and wherever they go online.

UK Safer Internet Centre

Here you will find films, games, quizzes and advice to help you to use the internet safely, responsibly and positively.

Connect Safely

By parents, for parents: A growing collection of short, clearly written guidebooks that demystify apps, services and platforms popular with kids and teens.

Internet Matters (Child Safety Online)

A practical guide for parents and carers whose children are using social media.

Thinkuknow

Thinkuknow is an education programme from the National Crime Agency’s CEOP Command.

CEOP Command

The NCA’s CEOP Command (formerly the Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre) works with child protection partners across the UK and overseas to identify the main threats to children and coordinates activity against these threats to bring offenders to account. CEOP protect children from harm online and offline, directly through NCA led operations and in partnership with local and international agencies.

Advice on Sexting

Information on Snapchat

Information on Musical.ly

 

Recommended book for those struggling with compulsive video gaming and internet surfing: Cyber Junkie: Escaping the Gaming and Internet Trap (by Kevin Roberts).  Available on Amazon.co.uk.