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Online safety

Children start using computers from a very early age and are increasingly using the Internet more and more whether it is at home, in school, on their mobile phones or on a games console. Internet Safety and knowing how to help protect children and young people online is essential. We all need to work together to safeguard young people.

The DfE Guidance can be found here - https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/teaching-online-safety-in-schools

Report online abuse now:

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CEOP  (Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre) works to protect children from harm online and offline, directly through CEOP led operations in partnership with local and international agencies. Their website offers further support in how and when to make use of this report function. There is also a CEOP report button in the footer of every page of this website.

Links for parents

Below are some links to really useful information about online safety that will help both parents and carers, as well as children navigate this complicated area:

  • Think U Know – containing internet safety advice for those aged from 5 to 16, along with parents and teachers, this site is produced by CEOP (the Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre).
  • Kidsmart – An award-winning internet safety programme for children.
  • Know IT All – lots of useful advice for keeping yourselves and your children safe on the Internet.
  • Kidscape – An organisation which helps to prevent bullying and child abuse.
  • Childline – ChildLine is the free helpline for children and young people in the UK.
  • BBC Stay Safe – Test your Internet safety knowledge with Hacker and help the Horrible Histories gang stay safe online.
  • Net Smartz Kids– Click on the image opposite to visit the Net Smartz Kids website for lots of e-safety activities.
  • Childnet International – website to “help make the Internet a great and safe place for children”.
  • Parent Information – Expert information to help children and young people stay safe online.
  • UK Safer Internet Centre – E-safety tips, advice and resources.
  • NSPCC Online Safety – Helpful advice and tools you can use to help keep your child safe whenever and wherever they go online.
  • Childnet International – Parents & Carers