E-Safety is an important part of keeping children safe at Joy Lane Primary School. We have extensive security measures in place in school, which are monitored both internally and externally, to help safeguard pupils from potential dangers or unsuitable material. E-Safety is taught to all pupils by explaining and demonstrating how to stay safe and behave appropriately online. We can only be successful in keeping children safe online if we work with parents to ensure the e-Safety message is consistent. It is important that parents speak to their children about how they can keep safe and behave appropriately online.
Here you'll find a collection of articles, tips, expert advice and resources designed to help Parents and Carers keep up with what children are doing on-line.
Parent Info is a collaboration between Parent Zone, which has been providing information and support to parents for a decade, and CEOP, the Child Exploitation and Online Protection command of the National Crime Agency.
CEOP (Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre): www.ceop.police.uk
- The Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre (CEOP) delivers a multi-agency service dedicated to tackling the abuse and exploitation of children in the 'real world' and the 'e-world';
- ClickCEOP is accessible on Facebook - it launched in July 2010. By adding ClickCEOP to your Facebook account, young people and parents can get support on a range of issues such as viruses, hacking and dealing with bullying online. They can also report someone who is acting inappropriately:www.facebook.com/clickceop
Think U Know website: www.thinkuknow.co.uk
- The Think U Know website is divided into 5 areas:
- 8-10 Cyber-Cafe (Key Stage 2 Resources)
- 11-16 (Key Stage 3 and 4 Resources)
- Parents/Carers (Free resources and monthly emails for parents/carers)
- There is also a suite of resources to support children with SEN including children with mild to severe learning difficulties, are blind or have a hearing impairment.
Webwise is the Irish Internet Safety Awareness Centre. It provides teaching resources and advice on internet safety topics, including cyberbullying and privacy.
The VGT: www.virtualglobaltaskforce.com
- CEOP works as part of the Virtual Global Taskforce (VGT) which is made up of law enforcement agencies from around the world such as Australia, Canada, Italy, America, etc;
- Any reports of abuse made via CEOP's, or the VGT's, 'Report Abuse' button can be answered 24 hours a day, 7 days a week from around the globe. The report abuse button can be used to report inapporpriate or potentally illegal activity towards a child. It can be found on many websites;
- If a child is in immediate danger, contact 999 for police assistance.
- ChildLine is a private and confidential service for children and young people up to the age of 19. You can contact a ChildLine counsellor about anything -no problem is too big or too small. Call free on 0800 1111, have a 1-2-1 chat online or send an email.