We do not expect any of our pupils to be active on unregulated social networking sites.
For advice on family internet safety try the excellent website: www.thinkuknow.co.uk – click here. It has specific advice about sites like Facebook.
If you believe your child is receiving illegal or seriously messages from an adult in a chatroom or on a social networking site, then report it to the Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre (CEOP), a police organisation dedicated to child protection.
Find the latest information on the sites you like to visit, mobiles and new technology. Find out what’s good, what’s not and what you can do about it. If you look after young people there’s an area for you too – with resources you can use in the classroom, at home or just to get with it. Most importantly, there’s also a place which anyone can use to report if they feel uncomfortable or worried about someone they’re chatting to online.
Other Useful Websites for Parents
A non-profit making organisation working directly with children, parents and teachers to ensure that the issues of online child protection and children’s safe and positive use of the internet are addressed. Childnet International produce an online CD guide specifically for parents KnowITAll – www.childnet-int.org/kia/
A beginner’s guide to using the Internet safety, including a quiz and some video tutorials about how to ‘stay safe’ on-line.
One in five young people have experienced bullying by text message or via email. This web site gives advice for children and parents on bullying.