E-safety

Information for children

The internet can be a fantastic resource but it can also be a dangerous place if you don’t keep yourself safe and secure online. It is important to remember that not everyone you may meet on the internet will be who they say they are. So think very carefully about how you use the internet. Never give out your passwords or any private information for example. You must certainly never agree to meet anyone you’ve met online - always speak to your parents if you are asked to do so.

The internet is also a place where bullying can easily occur. 
You need to think very carefully about any of the pictures or videos that you post of yourself. This includes items that you may send via text message. If you every receive any kind of abuse online you must tell someone about it, your parents, a family member, a teacher or a friend for example.

What can I do if I’m worried?

CEOP help children stay safe online. Has someone acted inappropriately towards you online, or to a child or young person you know? It may be sexual chat, being asked to do something that makes you feel uncomfortable or someone being insistent on meeting up. You can report it to CEOP below.

Our E-Safety Charter will help you keep yourself safe online - click here to read or download.

The following websites give you information about how to keep safe online and support if you are worried.

Bullying UK - Information and advice about bullying, including cyberbullying, for children, parents and schools

Childline - Childline is the free helpline for children and young people in the UK

Kidscape - An organisation which helps to prevent bullying and child abuse

Here are some E-Safety posters that pupils have created during E-Safety week:

    

   

Information for Parents/Carers

E-Safety posters created by pupils during E-Safety week:
 
    
 
For 'E-Safety Top Tips' Click here and please see below for links to websites and organisations who provide E-safety information  and support:
 

Bullying UK- Information and advice about bullying, including cyberbullying, for children, parents and schools

Childnet International- A non-profit organisation working with others to help make the internet a great and safe place for children. Provides information on hot e-safety topics for parents and carers

Childnet International- Provides information and advice for parents and carers about supporting young people online

Childnet International- An internet safety guide for parents and carers 

Childline- Childline is the free helpline for children and young people in the UK

Childnet International- Family agreement advice

Childnet International- Family agreement template

Childnet International- Keeping young children safe online

Childnet International- Supporting young people online

Childnet International- Parents conversation starters

Childnet International- Parents facts sheet

Kidscape - An organisation which helps to prevent bullying and child abuse.

Kidsmart - An award-winning internet safety programme for children.

Know IT All - lots of useful advice for keeping yourselves and your children safe on the Internet.

NSPCC - Online safety information for parents and carers

Ofcom - Advice on protecting your child in the Digital World. An internet and TV safety guide for parents

Ofcom- Information regarding parental controls for mobile phones

Saferinternet.org.uk- A parent's guide for dealing with sexting

Think U Know - containing internet safety advice for those aged from 5 to 16, along with parents and teachers, this site is produced by CEOP (the Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre).

Vodafone Parents - Vodafone have lots of fantastic practical advice for parents. You can also read their 'Digital Parenting' magazine