The internet is a large global community that continually evolves and plays in huge part in most of our daily lives. Students at the Chadwick High are taught to be aware of the dangers associated with the internet and learn how to stay safe. The internet is also a very important resource, that if it is used correctly, you have access to a whole range of information suitable to your needs.
As the internet evolves, so do it’s dangers, such as; cyber bullying, hacking, grooming, exploitation, etc. It is important to keep up to date with new advances in technology and be aware of the dangers they present.
As new technologies are developed it is vital to ensure that children remain safe whilst on line and communicating via social media platforms. The range and scope of today’s technology can be bewildering for many parents and carers.
It is important that we have an understanding of the internet to keep our children safe from harm whilst also equipping them to experience the digital age positively and responsibly.
If you have any concerns or queries about keeping your child safe online then please contact school directly and ask to speak to Mrs Holland (Designated Senior Leader for Safeguarding) or Mrs J Pye who has been CEOP trained to ambassador level.
Below are list of websites that provide up to dates resources and information on E-Safety:
- NSPCC – online safety.
- BBC Bitesize – E-safety resources, activities and quizzes.
- www.ceop.police.uk: Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre (CEOP) provide advice about internet safety and a way to report to the police if you think a child may be in danger online.
- Children’s E-Safety Commissioner – Youtube channel with many videos on how to stay safe online.
- Childnet – Childnet International is a non-profit organisation which works to help make the internet a safe place for children.
- www.education.gov.uk/ukciss: UK Council for Child Internet Safety brings together representatives from government, industry and charities working together for safety.
- www.kelsi.org.uk: provides some general advice and guidance about online safety from Kent County Council.
- www.net-aware.org.uk: Netaware by NSPCC and O2 offers a guide to social networks for parents.
- Netsmartz – Online and offline resources relating to online Child Sexual Exploitaion.
- www.parentzone.org.uk: The Parent Zone is a website offering support and advice to parents and they have developed a programme called Parenting in the Digital Age.
- Think U Know – Guide to internet safety and safe surfing for young people from Think U Know.
- UK Safer Internet Centre – E-safety tips, advice and resources to help children and young people stay safe online.
- www.vodafonedigitalparenting.co.uk: Vodafone provide a digital parenting resource.