e-Safety for Students

The internet provides endless opportunities to connect with friends, play games, watch films and listen to music, as well as to explore and find out about things that interest you. But it is also important that you stay safe whilst doing all these things. The Click Clever, Click Safe campaign helps you to do just that by giving you three things to remember when online:

 
Zip it

  • Never give out personal information like your full name, address, school or phone number
  • Don't arrange to meet people that you have only met online. It may feel like you know them, but that person is still a stranger.
  • Do use a nickname rather than your real name when using chat rooms or instant messaging services.
  • Don't give out your passwords to anyone - even your friends!

Block it

  • Block anyone who sends you an offensive message. All popular networking sites have blocking options to deal with unwanted messages - find someone who can help you at home or at school if you are unsure how to do this.
  • Delete any suspicious emails and do not open any attachments unless you are 100% sure they are from a trusted source. They could have a virus that could infect your computer, or link you to a website that you wouldn't want to see.

Flag it

  • Do speak to a trusted adult about anything you see online that worries you.
  • Don't be afraid to report anything you feel uncomfortable with that has happened online. You can report it directly to the CEOP Safety Centre 

 

Online Safety - Protecting you from Radicalisation and Extremism

Schools are now required by law to take measures to protect their pupils from radicalisation and extremism. The UK Safer Internet Centre is in the process of discussions with key partners about how they can support schools, parents and carers with this issue and we will share their findings when they are published.

In the meantime, their advice is as follows:

Young People

  • Be honest and open with your parents/carers about what you do on the internet and who you talk to. This will mean you can turn to them for help if anything worries you.

  • Be critical of the things you see online and report anything that concerns you. If you're worried about a friend, you should speak to a trusted adult, like a parent or teacher, or contact a helpline like Childline on 0800 1111

We all have a responsibility to take action to report any concerning content online

 

 

 

 

For more e-safety advice...

The NCA’s CEOP Command is here to help children and young people. We are here to help if you are a young person and you or your friend (up to age 18) has been forced or tricked into taking part in sexual activity with anyone online, or in the real world. We also have advice and links to support for other online problems young people might face, such as cyberbullying and hacking. Visit our Safety Centre for advice:

and to report directly to CEOP, click on the 'Click CEOP' button.

The West Sussex Safeguarding Children Board also has information about e-safety aimed at children & young people.

The NSPCC have launched a campaign aimed at parents of children aged 8-12 - 'Share Aware'. The campaign website is full of straightforward, no-nonsense advice about staying safe online, and includes a downloadable guide. The 'Net Aware' section is a really useful, simple guide for parents to the most popular social networks, apps and games that are used by children.

Related Academy policies & procedures

You may also wish to refer to the related Academy policies on Anti-Bullying, Child Protection & Safeguarding, E-safety and our Computer Network Contract which are available for download from our Policies page.

 

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