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E-Safety

Keeping your children safe online
At Crompton House School we appreciate that every parent needs to know that their child is safe in school.  We take the safety of our school community very seriously and are committed to providing our students with knowledge and resources to make decisions to be safe when they go online.
Cyberbullying will be treated as seriously as any other type of bullying and will be managed through our bullying policy and/or disciplinary procedures.
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When should you report to CEOP?

The Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre 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 CEOP below.

Advice for students
The internet can be a fantastic resource but it can also be a dangerous place if you don’t keep yourself safe and secure online. It is important to remember that not everyone you may meet on the internet will be who they say they are. So think very carefully about how you use the internet. Never give out your passwords or any private information for example. You must certainly never agree to meet anyone you’ve met online – always speak to your parents if you are asked to do so.

The internet is also a place where bullying can easily occur. You need to think very carefully about any of the pictures or videos that you post of yourself. This includes items that you may send via text message. If you every receive any kind of abuse online you must tell someone about it, your parents, a family member, a teacher or a friend for example.

Useful Links for Students, Parents and Carers

ChildLine provides free, confidential advice to children and young people 24 hours a day. Children and young people can talk to a counsellor about how they are feeling by calling 0800 11 11 or by visiting www.childline.org.uk where they can have a private one-to-one chat with someone from the children’s charity the NSPCC.

Safe search kids.com – This website link will give you some really good advice on how to stay safe online and gives you access to Googles safe search engine for Children.

www.childnet-int.org – A non-profit making organisation working directly with children, parents and teachers to ensure that the issues of online child protection and children’s safe and positive use of the Internet are addressed. Childnet International produce an online CD guide specifically for parents KnowITAll – www.childnet-int.org/kia/

www.thinkuknow.co.uk – The Child Exploitation and Online Protection (CEOP) Centre has set up its own edcational website which has been designed and written specifically for children, young people, teachers, parents and carers.

www.getsafeonline.org – A beginners guide to using the Internet safety, including a quiz and some video tutorials about how to ‘stay safe’ on-line.

www.bullying.co.uk – One in five young people have experienced bullying by text message or via email. This web site gives advice for children and parents on bullying.

www.chatdanger.com
– This website is about the potential dangers with interactive services online like chat, IM, online games, email and on mobiles. It provides information, advice, true stories and games. The resource page also contains a number of links to other useful websites.

Useful Links For Parents and Carers

www.kidsmart.org.uk – Kidsmart is an award winning Internet safety website for parents and those working with children. It has been developed by the children’s Internet charity Childnet International and has excellent information on many of the technologies used by children, with guidance on how to ‘stay safe’ online.

http://www.childnet.com/parents-and-carers – a non-profit organisation working with others to help make the internet a great and safe place for children.

http://www.theparentzone.co.uk/parent – We support parents by working with the practitioners they rely on. From training foster carers on new tech to helping schools develop online safety solutions, we give professionals the skills and information they need to make the internet work for families. We also support families through collaborations with major tech companies and other industry partners.

NSPCC – A Parents Guide to Being Share Aware – A link to a very helpful booklet about cyberbullying from the NSPCC.

NSPCC – NetAware – Find out more about the Apps that children are using and how they are rated and revied by children and parents.

Digital Safety – Some useful tips for increasing your safety online.