We take the issue of Online Safety very seriously for our students, staff and parents.
The internet is an amazing tool and we encourage students to use it to enhance their education. However there are dangers and it is our responsibility, along with parents and other professionals to ensure that we educate young people about using the internet safely.
Safer Internet Day is on February 6th 2018 to promote safer and more responsible use of online technology and mobile phones, especially amongst children and young people across the world. Internet safety is important for us to consider all year round. From privacy concerns to identity theft and cyberstalking, there are plenty of hazards on the web for us to be aware of. The 2018 specific theme is summarised with the slogan “Create, Connect and Share Respect: A better internet starts with you”.
Visit some of the recommended links to get tips and information about how you can safely enjoy being online, gaming, shopping, chatting, using social media like Facebook and the many other activities that adults, parents and carers, children and young people get involved in on the net.
Take the Safer Internet Day quiz to check your safety awareness/knowledge.
Thinkuknow 11-13 – Advice for students aged 11-13
Thinkuknow 14+ – Advice for students aged 14+
Kidsmart – Learn more about being online and being a SMART surfer.
WiseKids – Online Safety Tips
Cyber Street – Offers a range of interactive resources providing clear advice on the essentials for enjoying a safe experience online.
Childnet – Excellent site with info for young people, parents, teachers, professionals
Safer Internet – Online Safety tips, advice and resources to help children and young people stay safe on the internet. Section for parents and carers
Get Safe Online – Easy to understand, practical advice on how to protect you against problems encountered online.
Digizen – Information on cyber bullying and how to become a responsible digital citizen.
CEOP– Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre.
For information and advice, and to report concerns directly to The Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre (CEOP), click on the report button below.