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What is E-safety?

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Click on the Word or PDF document below to find out more information on Safer Internet Day 2018 and how they contribute to making the internet safer for everyone including children and parents.

What is Cyberbullying?

Cyber bullying (online bullying) is when a person or a group of people uses the internet, email, online games or any other kind of digital technology to threaten, tease, upset or humiliate someone else.

Click above to be directed to the childline Cyber bullying page. Here students and parents can find plenty of information on cyber bullying. There are safe forums where you can discuss any worries that you have and a link to enable you to talk directly to a professional who can help you.

Advice for parents on Cyber bullying can be found here.

E-Safety links

Below are some very helpful links for parents and students, on different areas of e-safety.

We now use the Internet as part of everyday living, and with technology advancing all the time it is easier to access then ever before.

Unfortunately using the Internet can also have risks. Young people are more at risk of exposure to inappropriate or criminal behaviour if they are unaware of the dangers.

Some dangers include:

  • viewing unsuitable content e.g. hate material, adult content, sites that endorse unhealthy behaviour
  • giving out personal information
  • arranging to meet an online 'friend'
  • becoming involved in, or the victim of, bullying, identity theft, or making and sending indecent or illegal images
  • spending too much time online (internet addiction), which can effect concentration, sleep and health
  • copying information from the Internet or buying work from other people to use as their own.

(Please be aware that we have no control of the content that you may find on external websites)
Parents and Guardians: Please spend time exploring these websites with your children.

 

Click above to be directed to the childline play section.There are lots of great things for children to do in the Play section - you can play games, watch videos, try out the creative tools and get involved with ChildLine.

 

This website is part of the BBC information service targeted at young people to help them stay safe online. Here you will find lots of facts and tips about e-safety. It also has lots of tips on how to be safe, and case studies of children with real-life experiences of how things can go wrong.

 

A site all about the potential dangers on interactive services online like chat, IM, online games, email and on mobiles.

Click on the icons to read true stories and find out how to chat safely ...

 

Kidsmart is an award winning practical internet safety programme website for children and parents. Click the link above and you will be redirected to their website where there is information on safe searching, being smart online, fun 'e-safety' related games and much more! Check it out for yourselves!

 

We help children stay safe online. Has someone acted inappropriately towards you online, or to a child or young person you know? It may be sexual chat, being asked to do something that makes you feel uncomfortable or someone being insistent on meeting up. You can report it to us via the link above.

 

Information and advice about e-safety in Suffolk. Also gives an overview of the projects and activities of the e-safety strategy which aim to make Suffolk an e-safer place to be.

 

The Child Exploitation and Online Protection (CEOP) Centre delivers a multi-agency service dedicated to tackling the exploitation of children.

 

The Vodafone Digital Parenting page is another great resource for parents to take a look at. There are guides to help parents with putting content control on mobile devices as well as Expert and Family views on technology today. Click the PDF file below to download the Digital Parenting magazine.  

 

Net Aware is another good website with information for parents as to what social networks their child may be using. It is run by O2 and the NSPCC.

Pokemon Go Guidance can be found using the link below:

 

E-Safety news and information widget

Staff, Parents and Students can keep up to date with any E-Safety news with the new E-Safety news and information widget. 

E-safety News & Information
Children need social media watchdog, says commissioner
A WATCHDOG must be appointed to protect young people from online dangers, Scotland’s children’s commissioner has...
Story from: Herald Scotland 06 Mar 2018
Working Together to Safeguard Children
Revisions to statutory guidance
Story from: Gov.uk 05 Mar 2018
Google launches new UK online safety educational programmes
Research by Google shows that UK teachers think children should starting learning about online safety at age seven,...
Story from: Telecompaper 01 Mar 2018
Young people spend more than SIX hours a day feeling stressed or worried
Today marks the start of National Safeguarding Month with UK Youth launching their #KeepMeSafe campaign
Story from E-safety Support - 01 Mar 2018
E-Safety Support Celebrates Five Years of Delivering Outstanding E-safety...
A look back at the last five years of E-safety Support and a look forward to the future of safeguarding.
Story from E-safety Support - 22 Feb 2018
Digital Friendships Report
Highlights from the UK Safer Internet Centre report into the role of technology in young people's relationships
Story from E-safety Support - 16 Feb 2018