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.
Social Media Checklist
SWGfL have produced some useful checklists for social media these will help you use them safely and responsibly.
More online safety resources can be found on their website: swgfl.org.uk/online-safety
Safer Internet Day is an annual event normally in February 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.
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.
CEOP– Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre.
Childnet – Excellent site with info for young people, parents, teachers, professionals.
Cyber Street – Offers a range of interactive resources providing clear advice on the essentials for enjoying a safe experience online.
Digizen – Information on cyber bullying and how to become a responsible digital citizen.
Get Safe Online – Easy to understand, practical advice on how to protect you against problems encountered online.
Kidsmart – Learn more about being online and being a SMART surfer.
Safer Internet – Online Safety tips, advice and resources to help children and young people stay safe on the internet. Section for parents and carers
The Dark Web Explained (thinkuknow.co.uk) The resource can help you to understand what the Dark Web is, know why and how some young people might access the Dark Web and feel confident having conversations and supporting your child if you know they are accessing the Dark Web.
Thinkuknow 11-13 – Advice for students aged 11-13
Thinkuknow 14+ – Advice for students aged 14+
WiseKids – Online Safety Tips
SWGfL Whisper reporting service
This might include:
- You or someone else being bullied
- Something happening online that you don’t feel comfortable with and might need some advice
- If you feel somebody at the school is at risk
- If you have a problem that you need to talk about to somebody
For information and advice, and to report concerns directly to The Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre (CEOP), click on the report button below.