Headteacher: Sally Hudson | School Contact: Mrs Diane Charlton | Tel: (01325) 348600

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E-Safety

Internet Safety for Parents and Students

Many young people have or have access to mobile phones, tablets and computers. These mobile devices may have cameras and the ability to take photographs and videos which can be shared online in no time.

Whilst photos and videos are a great way of showing your friends what you are up to, the dangers are massive. Once you have posted a picture or video online you no longer have control whom accesses the image – it can be shared, copied and even edited!

If you send an embarrassing picture or video to a friend it could unfortunately end up anywhere. If you or someone else posts it online anyone can see it including your parents, teachers or future employers!

Remember– it’s never too late to get help if you have shared something you regret. You can report photos and videos to the websites they are on or seek help from an adult that you trust.

If you do not want to speak to someone at college you can contact ChildLine.

ChildLine is a free helpline for children and young people. You can contact ChildLine about anything, there is no problem that is too big or too small. It is a private and confidential service, so whatever you disclose will not be told to anybody else. They would only need to tell someone of:

  • You ask them to
  • They believe that your life or someone else’s life is in immediate danger
  • You are being hurt by someone in a position of trust like a teacher or police officer
  • You tell them that you are seriously harming another young person

Call them on 08001111. The number will not appear on your phone bill. You can also visit the ChildLine website www.childline.org.uk to speak to a counsellor online.

How to report Abuse

If someone is threatening you over a picture or video that you have shared you can report it to CEOP www.ceop.police.uk/safety-centre . CEOP helps young people who are being sexually abused or are worried that someone they have met on or off line is trying to abuse them. If you have met someone and they are putting pressure on you to have sexual relations or are making you feel uncomfortable then you should report them to CEOP.

This might be someone who is:

  • Making you have sex when you do not want to
  • Chatting about sex online
  • Asking you to meet up face to face when you only know them online
  • Asking you to do sexual things on a webcam
  • Asking for inappropriate or sexual pictures of you
  • Making you feel worried, anxious or unsafe

Important Links

Child Exploitation and Online Protection Command (CEOP) – https://www.ceop.police.uk/safety-centre/

Think U Know – https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/

Childnet – http://www.childnet.com/

Internet Watch Foundation – https://www.iwf.org.uk/

Documents to Download

Parents Guide to Cyber Bullying –click here

Parents Guide to Facebook –click here

Parents Guide to Instagram –click here

Parents Guide to Snapchat – click here

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