The digital world is constantly evolving and provides excellent opportunities for students to learn from experts all over the world, interact with people from different cultures and develop their digital and creative skills.
Below are some useful links for organisations who provide advice as well as resources to both parents and professionals in order to ensure that children stay safe online.
For further information on any of these organisation, or if you are unable to find an organisation that can meet your needs, please feel free to contact our Safeguarding Lead, Rosie Winstanley.
NSPCC Online Safety provide resources and advice for both teachers and parents to help keep children safe online.
You can contact they’re experts for free on 0808 800 5002 on how to set up parental controls, adjust privacy settings or get advice on social networks.
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Internet Matters offer simple, practical and easy advice as well as resources for parents can use to ensure their children stay safe online. Information is also provided about issues that could be affecting children and how to report any issues.
You can offer free confidential helpline advice on 0808 800 2222
CEOP is a law enforcement agency and is there to help keep children and young people safe from sexual abuse and grooming online. They offer help and advice as well as a means to make a report directly to them if something has happened online which has made someone feel unsafe, scared or worried.
A parent, child and/or professionals can make report by clicking here.
ParentZone are an organisation that offer a wealth of advice and guidance to families about how to keep children safe when using digital technology. Below is a Live Feed from Parent Zone that has a range of articles that are updated regularly to support keeping children safe (whether they are infants or teenagers) when using digital technology. If you would like a copy of the Parent Zone Digital Parenting booklet please pop into reception and you will find a copy on the information stand. Please click on this link to find out more. Their ‘Advice’ link is particularly informative for parents.
You can contact Parent Zone on 020 7686 7225 or email them at firstname.lastname@example.org
Thinkuknow is an education programme from the National Crime Agency’s CEOP Command.
Since 2006, Thinkuknow has been keeping children and young people safe by providing education about sexual abuse and sexual exploitation.
Thinkuknow aims to ensure that everyone has access to this practical information – children, young people, their parents and carers and the professionals who work with them. Alongside the Thinkuknow website the programme provides educational resources, including films, cartoons and lesson plans, to help professionals raise young people’s awareness.
The Islington Directory also provide further links to other local organisations/services who can provide support and advice on Internet Safety.
The purpose of the Education Against Hate website is to provide practical advice, support and resources to protect children from extremism and radicalisation.
Anyone can be vulnerable to extremism and radicalisation, but children are particularly at risk. As they grow and become more independent, it is not unusual for them to take risks, explore new things and push boundaries.
Teenage years are often a time when young people will be searching for answers to questions about identity, faith and belonging, as well as looking for adventure and excitement. Extremist groups know young people are vulnerable and may claim to offer them answers, identity and a strong social network, and using the internet and social media to spread their ideology.
Please see the safety cards below to help keep your child safe and secure on social networking sites:
Net Aware: Stay up to date and keep your child safe in today’s digital world.