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Online Safety Resources

E-Safety encompasses  internet technologies and communications via mobile phones, games consoles and wireless technology. It highlights the need to educate children and young people about the benefits, risks and responsibilities of using information technology.  Please take a look at the following resources and remember to visit our E-Safety page on the school website.

National Online Safety

This site offers a range of information for both parents and professionals which includes excellent “What Parents Need To Know Guides” on subjects such and Sexting, Social Media, Protecting Data, Use of Netflix, Disney and Online Bullying to name but a few.

The guides can be downloaded and printed free of charge.

https://nationalonlinesafety.com/guides

The NSPCC have updated their online safety guidance to include everything from Sexting to Online Gaming and setting up Parental Controls. There is also advice for parents / carers on talking to young people about online safety and an Online Chat Hub specifically for parents and carers to obtain further information and discuss their worries.

Visit:  https://www.nspcc.org.uk/keeping-children-safe/online-safety/

Internet Matters – Online Advice Hub 

This offers a facility for parents to access help online, get age appropriate support, set up devices safely and access resources for schools. 

To find out more visit:   https://www.internetmatters.org/

CEOP – Child Exploitation and Online Protection

CEOP is a law enforcement agency and which aims to help keep children and young people safe from sexual abuse and grooming online. They can provide advice and guidance to everyone as well as offering a direct reporting facility if something has happened online which has made a child, young person or adult feel unsafe, scared or worried. Read more at: 

https://www.ceop.police.uk/Safety-Centre/How-can-CEOP-help-me-YP/

https://www.ceop.police.uk/Safety-Centre/what-is-online-child-sexual-abuse/

WhoRYA – Mate Crime Web Resource

The WhoRYa website has been designed specifically for those with Special Educational Needs but can be accessed by everyone. It is a Mate Crime Web resource with a range of downloadable information about mate crime and online grooming through the use of gaming as well as including social media guides for applications such as Facebook, Snapchat and Instagram.

Find out more at: https://www.whorya.co.uk/

SWG – Safe, Secure, Online

Endure that children can access technology free from harm. The site provides an easy to use facility with a wealth of downloadable resources for everyone

Please visit: https://swgfl.org.uk

ICT in Schools – Online Safety at Home

Spending more time online during the current pandemic means for many parents and carers online safety may be more of an issue than usual. It is hard trying to work from home as well as occupy children and keep them safe online. Lots of families will be looking to online learning tools to help educate and entertain their children and young people. 

Further advice and useful tips can be found at:

http://www.ictinschools.org/e-safety/online-safety-at-home/      

http://www.ictinschools.org/e-safety-for-parents-and-carers/