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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 2017 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.

 

Clicking the image above will take you to try and complete the Stay Safe e-safety Quiz!!

 

This is a very helpful 'e-safety' website that gives practicial advice and guidance for children, parents, carers and teachers. it is run by the Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre (CEOP).

 

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. Check out the video Caught in the Web - which is a Newsround special programme all about staying safe on the internet. The show, which is voiced by David Tennant, tells the story of a girl called Lonely Princess, who gets into danger after meeting someone in a chatroom.

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 chid 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
May declares war on school cyber-bullies
The Daily Mail is reporting that the Prime Minister is instilling plans to tackle cyber bullying, including training...
Story from: Schools Improvement Net 11 Jan 2017
The Sinister Side Of Twitter
Twitter is a fun, micro-blogging site which brings Rachel Hawkins humour, information and knowledge. All in equal...
Story from: Huffington Post 09 Jan 2017
Kayleigh Haywood film encouraging children to report online grooming says NSPCC
A film showing the final two weeks of murdered schoolgirl Kayleigh Haywood's life has encouraged children to report...
Story from: ITV News 09 Jan 2017
E-safety in 2016
A review of the e-safety related events of 2016
Story from E-safety Support - 14 Dec 2016
The struggle to meet staff training needs
Schools continue to fail Ofsted inspections due to inadequate training for staff
Story from E-safety Support - 08 Dec 2016
Selfies, Sexting and Sextortion
This week there have been a string of reminders in the news about the risks young people are exposed to through...
Story from E-safety Support - 01 Dec 2016