keeping safe online

We all know that the Internet plays a big part in children’s lives today. It opens up the world to our children giving them access to information and experiences, both educational and social. Alongside all these positive elements we need our children to understand that there can be risks on-line. It is a duty of both parents and the school to teach children on-line safety tools, so they can make sensible and informed choices on line.

Our children have regular E-safety lessons as part of the ICT curriculum.  The school also hosts workshops for children, staff and parents with external speakers such as The 2 Johns & Lorin LaFave of The Breck Foundation.

We hope you find the information below useful:

CEOP is The National Crime Agency’s Child Exploitation and Online Protection Command.  

CEOP are here to help if a young person (up to age 18) have been forced or tricked into taking part in sexual activity with anyone online, or in the real world. They also have advice and links to support for other online problems young people might face, such as cyberbullying and hacking.

thinkuknow is an education programme from the National Crime Agency's CEOP Command.  It keeps children and young people safe by educating about sexual abuse and exploitation.  It aims to ensure that everyone has access to this  information – children, young people, their parents and carers and the professionals who work with them.

The UK Safer Internet Centre provides online safety tips, advice and resources to help children and young people stay safe online.

Parent Info is a collaboration between Parent Zone and NCA-CEOP, providing support and guidance for parents from leading experts and organisations. 

Net Aware is the NSPCC's guide to social network sites, apps and games being used by children.

The Breck Foundation raises awareness of how to stay safe when gaming online. 

Facebook requires individuals to be at least 13 years old before they can create an account. In some jurisdictions, the age limit may be higher. They have a useful Parental Guide for Facebook.