E- Safety guidance for children/parents and carers

It is very important to stay safe when you are online. Please read the following advice carefully:-

Never give out personal details online, including e-mail addresses, mobile phone numbers etc.
Remember that any images that you post online could be copied and used by somebody else.
It is best to keep online friends online, and not to arrange to meet them in person. People do tell lies online, and they may not be who you think they are.
Don't open files and e-mails from people you don't know; they may contain inappropriate content or viruses.
It is never too late to tell somebody if you are being bullied online or something that has happened to you makes you feel uncomfortable- tell an adult you trust (a parent, carer or teacher at school). If you tell someone they can help make it stop.
As mentioned above, it is important that you tell somebody that you trust if you are the victim of cyberbullying. In addition to this, the following help is available:-

Content that you have seen online, which you think may be illegal, should be reported to the Internet Watch Foundation who will contact the police if necessary.
If you are being bullied you can talk to someone in confidence by calling ChildLine on: 0800 1111, or by visiting www.there4me.com
For more information and advice check out: www.kidscape.org.uk, www.stopcyberbullying.org.
Any online activity which makes you feel uncomfortable, for example a conversation online with an adult who you think is pretending to be somebody else can be reported using the following link:-

E-Safety News

I’m sure some of you will have seen that Snap Chat have updated their app, meaning there is now the facility for users to see exactly where their friends’ location is. I believe along with many other parents as so many of our kids add simply anyone on social media this is a potential child protection issue. This update is called ‘snapmaps’ or ‘stalk your friends’.

Please inform your students to ensure that if they are using snapchat (before and after school obviously as mobiles are banned during school hours) that their snapchat setting is set to Ghost Mode which will keep their location private.

Advice on how parents/carers can use these sites to help support their children.

Important information relating to FACEBOOK

Please click on the links below to find out how you can get support from FACEBOOK.

A reminder that in order to be eligible to sign up for Facebook, people must be thirteen (13) years of age or older.