Helpful websites on Internet Safety

Although the world-wide web contains a wealth of information and fun games etc there are a tiny minority of people that use it for more sinister things. 

In 1995 there were less than 20 images of child sex abuse on the web, now one computer could hold more than 1 million.  This is industry is worth more than $30 billion per year, more than Hollywood’s film budget.

We aim to keep your children safe at school,  here is some information that you can help you keep your children safe at home.   

Please click on the highlighted links

 

SWGfL Safety and Security Guide

This guide contains all of the South West Grid for Learning safety and security policies in one document. The guide introduces our SWGfL Safe service and details the policies that we enforce to protect your school.

thinkuknow.co.uk

This website is brought to you by the Child Exploitation and Online Protection (CEOP) Centre and contains loads of information on internet safety and safe surfing for young people. All hot topics about online safety are covered – including mobiles, blogging and gaming sites – and you can tell us if you feel uncomfortable or worried about someone you’re chatting to online.

Facebook guide

Guidebook for parents designed to help you understand what Facebook is and how to use it safely. With it, you will be better informed and able to communicate with young Facebook users in your life. That’s important because 1) if something goes wrong, we want our children to come to us and 2) as the Internet becomes increasingly social and mobile, a parent’s guidance and support are ever more key to young people’s well-being in social media and technology.

 Mobile phones

Mobiles come with new things for parents to worry about – namely internet safety, theft, bullying and who your kids are chatting to without supervision (never mind why their phone runs out of credit faster than you can top it up and always goes to voicemail when you really need to talk to them).

Now smartphones, such as iPhones, have upped the ante considerably. They’re essentially handheld computers, so worries about your child stumbling across pornographic or violent content, or being groomed in chatrooms, via their computer now apply equally to their phone.

Youtube film

This is an assembly from CEOPs Thinkuknow education programme that helps children to understand what constitutes personal information. The assembly enables children to understand that they need to be just as protective of their personal information online, as they are in the real world. It also directs where to go and what to do if children are worried about any of the issues covered.

Useful Weblinks

Cyberbullying

Childline support for Cyberbullying

http://www.childline.org.uk/Explore/Bullying/Pages/CyberBullying.aspx

Digizen resources for Cyberbullying

http://old.digizen.org/cyberbullying/default.aspx

Childnet Cyberbullying resources

http://www.childnet.com/resources/know-it-all-for-parents/kiafp-cd

 

Safer Searching

KS2 safer search engine based on Google safe search

http://www.swiggle.org.uk/

Instruction and video about Google safe search

http://www.google.com/support/websearch/bin/answer.py?answer=510

 

Personal Information sharing – risks

Jigsaw film

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=599I1E-rWTU

 

General E-Safety Support

Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre and Thinkuknow for parents

http://ceop.police.uk/ and https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/parents/

Google short film clips, parental guidance on child use of internet and devices

http://www.google.com/familysafety/tips.html

Childnet (Know it All resources)

http://www.childnet-int.org/

South West Grid for Learning

http://www.swgfl.org.uk/Staying-Safe