Staying Safe Online
The list of eSafety weblinks below is aimed at providing information and better awareness to pupils, teachers and parents of the issues relating to the use of the Internet, mobile phones and other ICT technologies.
Communication systems such as social networks, blogs, mobile phones and email have become increasingly important in our daily lives and often have important benefits but, as we all know, there are also risks to be considered and evaluated.
Access to the Internet can take place almost anywhere at any time and it is important that pupils, teachers and parents are aware of the risks and know how to use modern technologies appropriately. They should be able to discuss the issues in school, at home and between friends and what actions to take when something goes wrong.
The websites below provide a comprehensive list of links and information about online safety so parents, and their children, can decide what is right for their family when using the Internet and associated technologies.
External Reference Sites
Childnet International, the South West Grid for Learning and the Internet Watch Foundation have partnered together to form the UK Safer Internet Centre which contains tips, advice and resources to help children and young people stay safe on the Internet.
The Childnet International website provides Internet safety advice and resources for children and young people, parents and carers, teachers and professionals, and other childcare settings and organisations.
The Internet Watch Foundation is the UK’s hotline for reporting illegal online content. It deals specifically with child abuse images hosted worldwide and criminally obscene adult content hosted in the UK.
Although child-friendly apps can make using the Internet a more accessible and enjoyable experience, the thousands of apps available for different types of people mean it's important to make sure children use appropriate ones. The site offers advice on how to keep children safe online and when using apps.
Think U Know is an important web site that is aimed at children and their parents/carers to educate all concerned about the potential dangers and risks that currently exist on the internet. It is an important aspect of modern life that parents and carers are aware of exactly what their children have posted on line, what security risks there are and also what site their children are visiting. Please click on the link above and spend some time watching the video clips and resources therein.
The Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre enables adults and young people to make reports of actual or attempted abuse online.
Expert information to help children and young people stay safe online, for schools to host on their own websites.