Helping keep your child safe online
We appreciate that the use of social media and the internet by children can cause parents to worry. There is a lot of information that parents can access that supports the work that we do in school. If you have any concerns about your child being bullied on-line by another student at the school then please contact the school as a matter of urgency. If your concerns surround your child being bullied by an an uknown person/people then we would ask that you contact the police as a matter of urgency before contacting us.
We have added the CEOP 'Report It' button to our website (this can be found at the bottom of our homepage) and this gives parents and students the ability to instantly report offensive material to CEOP- the Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre.
|http://www.ceop.police.uk/||CEOP also have some excellent resources for parents|
|https://www.escb.co.uk/campaigns/online-safety/||While many people will be hoping to enjoy the summer outside away from the screens and technology indoors, it’s important to remember online safety. Smartphones go everywhere with us and exploiters don’t take a summer holiday.|
|https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/parents||CEOP also produce the site ThinkUKnow and this has some excellent resources for parents and children|
|http://parentinfo.org/||ParentInfo also provides parents with some excellent advice and resources|
|https://www.fosi.org/good-digital-parenting/||The Family Online Safety Institute have some really good reources for parents as well:|
|Microsoft have some useful information for families here|
|https://www.essex.police.uk/advice/child-sexual-exploitation/i-didn-t-know-campaign/||Essex Police have produced the following resources for parents regarding Child Sexual Exploitation|
|http://www.childinternetsafety.co.uk/||Child Internet Safety also have some very useful information for parents|
The 2 Johns
|https://www.esafetytraining.org/||Link to 'The 2 Johns' website. A wealth of information about on-line safety. 'The 2 Johns' have delivered student, teacher and parent sessions here at school.|
Supporting families online
Get expert support and practical tips to help children benefit from connected technology and the internet safely and smartly.
|https://info.nationalonlinesafety.com/mobile-app||The world’s most comprehensive online safety app, it’s packed with insightful courses, explainer
videos, webinars and guides on topics that will help you protect the kids you care about
when they’re online.
If you are on Twitter, you can also follow the groups listed above as they regularly Tweet useful links:
Hertfordshire Police also have an excellent site that parents may find useful. This allows parents to gain information and advice about a number of areas, as well as links with how to report any form of online concern to specific social media providers (Facebook, Snapchat etc): https://www.herts.police.uk/Information-and-services/Advice/Online-safety/Trolling-and-cyberbullying.aspx
The UK Safer Internet Centre is an excellent source of advice and support. This link allows parents to see how to block/report issues to all the main social media sites: http://www.saferinternet.org.uk/advice-and-resources/parents-and-carers/safety-tools-on-online-services/social-networks
The following links give parents some helpful information about specific topics:
- Privacy settings for social media apps/platforms-how to make sure these are right for your child: http://parentinfo.org/article/setting-safety-and-privacy-settings-for-social-media-apps
- Understanding and using parental controls: http://parentinfo.org/article/what-are-parental-controls-and-how-can-they-help-children-stay-safe-online
- Nude 'selfies'-Advice for parents about what to do: http://parentinfo.org/article/nude-selfies-understanding-why
- Internet 'trolling': http://parentinfo.org/article/how-to-protect-your-child-from-trolls
- Sexting: http://parentinfo.org/article/sexting-ceops-new-films-say-dont-panic-but-do-respond
- Understanding teenage online/text speak: http://parentinfo.org/article/online-teen-speak-updated