"With technology advancing at a rate faster than most of us can cope, and with the added pressure of children nowadays being at the forefront of exposure to this advanced technological age with regard to the internet, mobile phones, laptops, computers and tablet devices, we believe that e-safety awareness and safe practice is of paramount importance.
While prevention is sometimes better than the cure as it is so often said, we understand and appreciate the need for children to learn of and embrace these technologies and as a result we equally understand the need to teach them to use it responsibly, ethically, wisely and to guide them on how to best prepare themselves to stay safe while online.
Of course, as with all things in life, the good always seems to be accompanied by the bad, and we therefore feel it is so important to help prepare children by showing them the options available to them if should they experience something they feel uncomfortable with while online in this digital age.
Please see below the links to our e-safety policy, safeguarding team and the page linking you to the Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre.
Feel free to visit these pages; they are rich in content with useful guidelines and other extremely important general and legal information and procedures all parents and pupils should be aware of."
Important Organisations and Reporting a Problem
If you have any concerns about e-Safety then please do not hesitate to come in and speak to a member of our Safeguarding Team.
CEOP (Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre):www.ceop.police.uk
The Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre (CEOP) delivers a multi-agency service dedicated to tackling the abuse and exploitation of children in the 'real world' and the 'e-world';
ClickCEOP is accessible on Facebook - it launched in July 2010. By adding ClickCEOP to your Facebook account, young people and parents can get support on a range of issues such as viruses, hacking and dealing with bullying online. They can also report someone who is acting inappropriately: www.facebook.com/clickceop
Think U Know website: www.thinkuknow.co.uk
The Think U Know website is divided into 5 areas:
8-10 Cyber-Cafe (Key Stage 2 Resources)
11-16 (Key Stage 3 and 4 Resources)
Parents/Carers (Free resources and monthly emails for parents/carers)
There is also a suite of resources to support children with SEN including children with mild to severe learning difficulties, are blind or have a hearing impairment.
The VGT: www.virtualglobaltaskforce.com
CEOP works as part of the Virtual Global Taskforce (VGT) which is made up of law enforcement agencies from around the world such as Australia, Canada, Italy, America, etc;
Any reports of abuse made via CEOP's, or the VGT's, 'Report Abuse' button can be answered 24 hours a day, 7 days a week from around the globe. The report abuse button can be used to report inapporpriate or potentally illegal activity towards a child. It can be found on many websites;
If a child is in immediate danger, contact 999 for police assistance.
Please click on the links below for further information:
Internet Watch Foundation http://www.iwf.org.uk/
Kids and Media www.kidsandmedia.co.uk
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