The Internet can be fun and is an amazing resource for learning but it can also be a dangerous place with a number of risks for young people. The rise in the number of activities that are available to our young people only increases the number of risks that are posed. We are constantly hearing tales in the media of the dangers of the Internet but sometimes we lack precise knowledge of how we can help minimise the risk to ourselves and our young people. The academy will update these pages regularly and provide links to other sites that provide young people and their parrents with advice and guidance on staying safe online while enjoying its many benefits.
The following links provide information to help parents understand this subject.
Safer Internet Day 2024
Safer Internet Day takes place in February of each year to raise awareness of a safer and better internet for all, and especially for children and young people. https://www.saferinternetday.org/
This year's theme is "Together for a better internet" which will take place on Tuesday, 6 February 2024 and we will be holding assemblies that week with some of the key messages.
Safer Internet Day 2023
Safer Internet Day 2023 was held on the 7th of February 2023, with celebrations and learning based around the theme ‘Want to talk about it? Making space for conversations about life online’
About Safer Internet Day
Over the years, Safer Internet Day has become a landmark event in the online safety calendar. Starting as an initiative of the EU SafeBorders project in 2004 and taken up by the Insafe network as one of its earliest actions in 2005, Safer Internet Day has grown beyond its traditional geographic zone and is now celebrated in approximately 170 countries worldwide.
Main Site: https://saferinternet.org.uk/safer-internet-day/safer-internet-day-2023
Parent Resources: https://saferinternet.org.uk/guide-and-resource/parents-and-carers
From cyberbullying to social networking to digital identity, each year Safer Internet Day aims to raise awareness of emerging online issues and current concerns and unites millions of young people, schools and organisations to spark conversations on key issues around online safety.
This year’s theme ‘Want to talk about it? Making space for conversations about life online’, is putting children and young people’s voices at the heart of the day. Does your child want to get involved by sharing their own online experience? See link below for information.
Sexting Awareness Videos from Sussex Police
Do you know the risks of sending nude selfie? Video 1
Do you know the risks? Video 2
Digital Safety Letter to Parents
Official letter to parents of Shoreham Academy regarding the importance of digital safety.
Parent Fact Sheet
Factsheet provided by UK Safer Internet Centre. Provides links and contact information.
Parent Conversation Starters
Question sheet offering advice on how to talk to children about the subject.
Supporting Young People Online
Leaflet providing general tips and help to parents on e-safety.
Advices, help and report. Help on bringing up young children.
Helping parents keep their children safe online.
Many links and resources on how to manage technology for young people.
nspcc.org Online Safety
Online safety guide.
Interactive presentation for parents.
Website with various information on parent control and internet safety.
Expert information to help children and young people stay safe online.
Virgin Media Online Safety
Advice and guidance and a children’s internet safety test to help build awareness for parents and children of all ages to ensure they are better protected online.
E-safety Parent Guides
The Internet of Things (IP enabled products - CEOP Advice for Parents
Other Useful ESafety Information
BBC Click Article on Tik Tok
OFCOM Children and parents: Media use and attitudes report 2018
UKCIS Education for a Connected World A framework to equip children and young people for digital life
Top Downloaded Apps for 8-12 year olds 2019
Most Popular Apps For Teens
Academy ESafety, Safeguarding and Acceptable Use Policies
You can find a number of key policies on ESafety, safeguading and acceptable ICT use in the Academy Policies
- Safeguarding and child protection policy
- Acceptable Use Policy
- Anti Bullying Policy
- E-Safety Policy
- Image Use Policy
- Social Media Policy