e-Safety is a term which refers not only to the internet, but other ways in which young people communicate using electronic media e.g. mobile phones, tablets. Part of this is ensuring that children and young people are protected from harm and supported to achieve the maximum benefit from new and developing technologies, without risk to themselves or others.
An aim of promoting e-safety is to protect children and young people from the adverse consequences of access, or use of electronic media, including bullying, inappropriate sexualised behaviour or exploitation.
Please click here to download our E-Safety Policy. We have also listed links and tools below, to assist you with elements of e-safety…
Nude Selfies – A Parents Guide
If you’ve found out your child has shared a revealing pic or video, don’t panic. There are plenty of ways to stop things getting out of hand.
New Measures to Keep Children Safe Online at School and at Home
The KCSIE consultation strengthens the measures schools need to take to keep children safe online. Linked with this, the following have been launched:
- A guide to help parents keep their children safe online produced by the UK’s Council for Child Internet Safety (UKCISS) – to help children understand the risks and benefits of social media, and prevent risks becoming problems
- The National Crime Agency’s CEOP Command has revised and updated the parents content on the Thinkuknow website – the new site offers a completely refreshed suite of articles and guidance on all aspects of child internet safety, as well as providing specific advice for parents and carers on preventing their children from becoming victims of sexual abuse and exploitation both online and in the ‘real world’
A Pocket Guide for Snapchat
What is Snapchat? How can I stay in control? How do I find all of my friends? How do I block and delete? The answers to all of these questions and more can be found here… Do the check.
A Pocket Guide for Instagram
Do you know if your account is private or public? Do you know how to share with a select group of your followers? Do you know who your followers are? The answers to these and more can be found here… Check it out.
A Parents Guide to Instagram
At the UK Safer Internet Centre, one of their key objectives is to develop new educational and awareness-raising resources for parents, in the name of helping teens stay safe online.
NSPCC Online Safety
Helpful advice and tools you can use to help keep children safe whenever and wherever they go online.
Internet Safety Guide
An internet safety guide has been launched to support parents of children who have been in trouble for viewing or sharing sexually explicit material online. Created by The Lucy Faithfull Foundation, the 32-page guide aims to help parents that are struggling to understand and keep pace with what their children get up to online.
Advice for Parents on How to Talk to Children
The NSPCC has published new advice for parents on how to talk to children about the risks of online pornography and sexually explicit material.
Three quarters of us have Internet access at home, and a third go online via mobile phones. Three in four UK internet users have a Facebook account but our research shows people still aren’t clear about what they can and can’t post, sell or download online.
Take this test to see how you fare against the average online user, pitting your knowledge of the law against nine scenarios you might come across everyday on the web.
Think you know social media? Take the challenge…
Supporting Young People Online
An e-safety leaflet for parents called Supporting Young People Online has been translated into 11 additional languages. It is free to download, easy to print, and it contains tips for parents and children, conversation starters and a check-list.
Funded by the London Grid for Learning, and supported by ECPAT and the South West Grid for Learning, the resource can now be downloaded in Arabic, Bengali, Hindi, Polish, Punjabi, Somali, Spanish, Turkish, Urdu, Vietnamese and Welsh.
Instagram Support for Parents
Instagram is a free photo and video sharing app available on Apple iOS, Android and Windows Phones. People can upload photos or videos to the service and share them with their followers or with a select group of friends. They can also view, comment and like posts shared by their friends or other people on Instagram.
People love using Instagram for communicating with family and friends and many young people also use it for learning and creative expression. When it comes to making good decisions about photos online – whether it’s how to control your own or what do with other peoples – young people in the UK should be able to ask their parents for guidance. That’s why as parents, we need to be well informed about the issues teens face when they go online. This guide will help prepare you to give young people the guidance they need.
Connect Safely has launched a SnapChat guide for parents and children.
A Parents Guide to Share Aware – Helping You Keep Your Child Safe Online
A guide for parents and carers including information and advice for keeping children safe online. This covers how to talk to your child about online safety – including suggested talking points, makes suggestions for things that families can do such as setting boundaries, agreeing ground rules and being positive about the benefits of the internet. It also addresses things that parents can do to keep children safe, such as using filters and parental controls online. In addition, this guide looks at what to do if things go wrong and where to get extra support.
Online guide to social networks, sites and apps that children use. Each entry includes: a brief description of the social network; key findings on what children and young people say to look out for and why they like it; and parents’ opinions on the sign-up, privacy settings, reporting and safety advice associated with social networks.
Advice for Parents on Cyberbullying
This advice is for parents and carers about cyberbullying. It provides advice and information about how they can protect their child from cyberbullying and how to tackle it if it happens.
E Safety in the Curriculum
TLM Level IT security for Users Unit
As part of the ICT qualification, all KS4 students complete mandatory coursework related to IT Security, which gives them accreditation towards ICT Qualification. During the course of this unit, students learn about following
- Identify Security issues that might threaten system performance
- Identify security threats
- Identify and discuss how to take appropriate precautions to keep information secure
- Follow relevant guidelines and procedures for the secure use of IT