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 2020
This year's theme is 'Exploring Identity Online'
Main Site https://www.saferinternet.org.uk/safer-internet-day/2020
Parent/Carer Resources https://www.saferinternet.org.uk/safer-internet-day/safer-internet-day-2020/i-am-parent-or-carer
Theme this Year - Free to be me: exploring identity online The packs, produced for Safer Internet Day 2020, encourages young people to explore identity online, and how the internet shapes the way that they think of themselves and others. This Safer Internet Day, celebrate difference online and help us work towards creating a truly inclusive internet. The linked information and activities focus on what creates our identity online – such as the things we share with each other, how others perceive us and interact with us, as well as how online services use the information we share to identify and profile us. The activities examine how offline stereotypes and discrimination are challenged or reinforced online, and what young people can do in response to discrimination, hate or bullying online. Focusing on identity online supports young people to consider whether they feel free to experiment and express themselves online, or if they feel limited in who they can be when they’re online. By opening up conversations around identity online, young people can be inspired and empowered to support each other to be who they want to be, both online and offline.
How to respond to viral scare story like the Momo challenge.
CEOP Advice on Viral Scares
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.
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