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.
- 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.
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.
Supporting Children's Mental Health Conversation Starters
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.