Online Safety

Online Safety

Online safety is an important aspect of the role we play in ensuring the safety of our students, the internet and other digital and information technologies are powerful tools, which open up new opportunities for everyone. It is important however, that children and young people know the risks involved and know how to effectively deal with them. 

The links below will provide you with guidance and useful information regarding internet safety. These sites provide you with tips on how to talk to your children about keeping safe online and detailed information about popular sites and applications.

Useful Websites

 https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk  - provides general information

 https://www.internetmatters.org  - Online safety guidance for parents

 https://www.net-aware.org.uk  -Specific information about individual applications / websites / games

 www.ceop.police.uk/safety-centre - You can use this website report abuse and exploitation direct to CEOP.

 https://nationalonlinesafety.com – This website is very useful with their “What Parents Need to Know” Guides relating to Apps, Websites and Online Streaming. See examples below

 https://parentzone.org.uk/advice/parent-guides- again guides relating to Apps, Websites and Online Streaming.

 What Parents Need To Know About Zoom

 What Parents Need to Know- Social Pressures

Digital Mental Heath

Online Abuse can have a massive effect on a person’s metal health and wellbeing and it usually is directed at the vulnerable. Below are a number of resources which have been designed to support people’s mental health online.

How To Maintain Good Mental Well-being During Isolation

What Trusted Adults Need To Know About Social Media & Mental Health

 

Staying Safe Online

It’s not always easy to know what’s safe online and what’s not. Here are some resources and links to help you to keep safe and to know what to do when things go wrong.

Resources:

 12 Social Media Online Safety Tips For Children With New Devices

 Social pressures Linked To Influences

 What Children Need To Know About Online Bullying.

 Zoom Bombing

Websites:

 https://usa.kaspersky.com/resource-center/preemptive-safety/top-10-internet-safety-rules-and-what-not-to-do-online

 https://www.childline.org.uk/info-advice/bullying-abuse-safety/online-mobile-safety/staying-safe-online/

 http://www.safetynetkids.org.uk/personal-safety/staying-safe-online/

 https://www.bullying.co.uk/cyberbullying/how-to-stay-safe-online/

Update 27/5/20:
The Humberside Police and Crime Commissioner has launched a new home schooling resource to support parents, guardians and youth practitioners in raising awareness in grooming during the Covid-19 lockdown. Below are the resources: 

 

 

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