Online Safety and Digital Update

The UK Safer Internet Centre has produced these guides to help parents help their children to stay safe on social media and when watching Smart TVs or using TV On Demand.

ask.fm
Title: ask.fm
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Facebook Checklist
Title: Facebook Checklist
Filename: facebook-checklist.pdf
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Instagram Checklist
Title: Instagram Checklist
Filename: instagram-checklist.pdf
Size: 354 KB
Snapchat Checklist
Title: Snapchat Checklist
Filename: snapchat-checklist.pdf
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Twitter Checklist
Title: Twitter Checklist
Filename: twitter-checklist.pdf
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Staying Safe on Facebook

Click on the attachment below to download these slides as a PDF file.

Staying Safe on Facebook
Title: Staying Safe on Facebook
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How to Keep Your Kids Safe on Instagram

Click on the attachment below to download these slides as a PDF file.

How to keep your kids safe on Instagram
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NSPCC Share Aware

The NSPCC has an excellent information page for parents called “Share Aware”, which is all about helping to keep children safe online.

“Talking to your child” is highlighted as the first piece of advice, followed by “Getting the family involved”.  You get ideas about what to talk about, agreeing on some ground rules, setting parental controls and filters.  All of which make a good starting point.

“Safety starts with you” explains ways you, as a parent, can keep your child safe online.  While “If things go wrong” guides you through the first steps to take, then how to get extra support, finishing with what your child can do.

So please spare a few minutes to look at this very helpful website which will enable you to keep your child safe while they are online.

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E-safety covers a huge range of issues, from staying safe while using a mobile phone to knowing who you are talking to on a social chat room site. Knowing the risks and learning how to remain safe is an ongoing challenge for everyone involved with young people. We do not wish to frighten them or stop them using modern technology, but technology is developing at an alarming rate, what you bought 6 months ago is now considered “previous generation” – so how do we keep up to date with all the changes and know we are doing our best to keep our young people safe? We can only achieve this by helping them use these technologies as safely as possible, so they can continue to enjoy their benefits while staying safe.

Contact, content and conduct are the key factors online, and when they become inappropriate, that is when problems can start. Young people need to be taught to behave responsibly and know that there are consequences when they do not.

Here is some useful information to help you combat the ever increasing issues:

CEOP

The Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre (CEOP) is a law enforcement agency that aims to tackle online child abuse. It was set up in April 2006 and has received over 7,000 reports of abuse to date.

A key focus of CEOP is the Think U Know website and education strategy to teach young people, teachers and parents/carers about e-Safety and a “Report Abuse” button to report online abuse which can be used by adults and young people.

ceop.police.uk

Think U Know
  • The Think U Know Website www.thinkuknow.co.uk is divided into 5 areas:
  • 5-7’s Hector’s World (KS1 Resources)
  • 8-10 CyberCafe (KS2 Resources)
  • 11-16 TUK (KS3/4 Resources)
  • Parent/Carers (Free resources and monthly emails for Parents/Carers)
  • Teacher/Trainer (Register here for free resources for teaching e-Safety)

CEOP offers the Thinkuknow education programme for professionals working with young people aged 11-16. Once trained (either by CEOP or a CEOP ambassador), educators are able to deliver the Thinkuknow programme directly to children and has access to additional resources and videos.
www.thinkuknow.co.uk

The VGT

CEOP works as part of the Virtual Global Taskforce (VGT) which is made up of law enforcement agencies from around the world such as Australia, Canada, Italy, America, etc. www.virtualglobaltaskforce.com

  • Any reports of abuse made via CEOP’s or the VGT ‘Report Abuse’ button can be answered 24 hours a day, 7 days a week from around the globe.
  • The report abuse button can be used to report inappropriate or potentially illegal activity towards a child. It can be found in many websites, chatrooms and instant messaging services.
  • If a child is in immediate danger, contact 999 for police assistance.

www.virtualglobaltaskforce.com

The IWF
  • The Internet Watch Foundation (IWF) www.iwf.org.uk is the UK hotline for reporting illegal online content – this may be child abuse images, or material considered to be criminally obscene or inciting hatred.
  • A link for reporting illegal content appears on the IWF homepage.

www.iwf.org.uk

I hope you find this information useful and that it will help you to support and keep up with your young people as they use modern technology. Should you have any queries about E-safety, please contact school to arrange a meeting.

 

Please find more information in the attachments below:

Cyberbullying Policy
Title: Cyberbullying Policy
Filename: cyberbullying-policy.pdf
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Safe Internet Use Suitable Websites
Title: Safe Internet Use Suitable Websites
Filename: safe-internet-use-suitable-websites.pdf
Size: 11 KB
Think U Know Parents Fact Sheet
Title: Think U Know Parents Fact Sheet
Filename: think-u-know-parents-fact-sheet.pdf
Size: 124 KB
Think U Know Safety Tips
Title: Think U Know Safety Tips
Filename: think-u-know-safety-tips.pdf
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