Technology offers almost limitless opportunities and is constantly evolving. E-safety is about protecting our young people from inappropriate use of mobile and computer devices. At our academy we share the responsibility for its implementation across all staff. It is covered in Academy and House assemblies, tutor time and in presentations from external experts. In addition we discuss e-safety issues with students through the Student Council and parents through the Parents Forum.
A free online learning tool for parents regarding child sexual exploitation:
- find out more about child sexual exploitation
- learn the signs and indicators of when a child might be being exploited
- understand the impact child sexual exploitation can have on families
- know what to do if you suspect a child might be at risk of this abuse.
Helpful advice and tools you can use to help keep your child safe whenever and wherever they go online.
Here you will find films, games, quizzes and advice to help you to use the internet safely, responsibly and positively.
By parents, for parents: A growing collection of short, clearly written guidebooks that demystify apps, services and platforms popular with kids and teens.
A practical guide for parents and carers whose children are using social media.
Thinkuknow is an education programme from the National Crime Agency’s CEOP Command.
The NCA’s CEOP Command (formerly the Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre) works with child protection partners across the UK and overseas to identify the main threats to children and coordinates activity against these threats to bring offenders to account. CEOP protect children from harm online and offline, directly through NCA led operations and in partnership with local and international agencies.
POLICE have issued a warning to parents about popular children’s app Roblox after flagging up concerns about naked characters and inappropriate behaviour in the game. It follows a recent visit to a school in Kent which left officers shocked by the number of pupils using the game with many pupils having online friends their parents were unaware of. And police say students reported receiving messages from strangers on the app as well as seeing naked characters “doing very adult things”. Please read the attached document “What is Roblox” for more information and if your child is using this please have a discussion with them around their use.
Recommended book for those struggling with compulsive video gaming and internet surfing: Cyber Junkie: Escaping the Gaming and Internet Trap (by Kevin Roberts). Available on Amazon.co.uk.