Health & Welfare

Online Safety and Social Networking

For our students their online and offline lives are closely linked and here at KES we take our responsibility to educate our young people very seriously through a comprehensive PSHE programme and active student involved from our E-Safety group and Digital Leaders.

During this difficult time CEOP are publishing resources to support parents. Each fortnight, they will be releasing new home activity packs with simple 15 minute activities you can do with your child to support their online safety at home.  We will keep this page up-to-date with the links and resources.

Please open the PDF to access the links.

These articles are contributed by NCA-CEOP

NCA-CEOP is a command of the National Crime Agency. As well as being a reporting mechanism, NCA-CEOP works with child protection partners across the UK and overseas to identify the main threats to children, and coordinates activity against these threats to bring offenders to account.

The 6 apps and services that every parent should know about

In-game chat: what parents and carers need to know

Is your child ready for social media?

A guide to image sharing - Secondary aged children

Below are a number of useful links about on-line safety. Please see here for detailed information and guidance about social media.  

UK Safety Centre

This guide has been created to answer questions and introduce some of the most popular devices, highlighting the safety tools available and empowering parents with the knowledge they need to support their children to use these technologies safely and responsibly.

www.thinkuknow.co.uk

This website gives advice on how to use the internet safely and what to do if things go wrong. It also contains a very informative section for parents and carers.

Childnet

Childnet International provide Internet Safety education to pupils at School, as part of our PSHE programme. www.childnet.com is a link to  the Childnet website, where you will find a section devoted to parents and carers. Childnet International’s mission is to work in partnership with others around the world to help make the Internet a great and safe place for children. In all its work Childnet seeks to take a balanced approach. On this website you can read about the way they have sought to promote the positive and highlight the creative and inspiring ways children and young people are using the medium for good. You can also read about the ways they have responded to the negative aspects and dangers for children.

Digizen

The Digizen website provides information for educators, parents, carers, and young people. It is used to strengthen their awareness and understanding of what digital citizenship is and encourages users of technology to be and become responsible DIGItal citiZENS. It shares specific advice and resources on issues such as social networking and cyberbullying and how these relate to and affect their own and other people's online experiences and behaviours.

UKCCIS

Below is a link to sections of a document - compiled by members of the UK Council for Child Internet Safety (UKCCIS) - which draws together the most effective messages for keeping children safe online. This advice has been drawn up to ensure that children and their parents benefit from consistent advice that has been proven to work. Pages in the document contain information about the risks associated with internet use and advice on Chatting, Sharing, Gaming, Content providing (including downloading), Networking (closely relates to ‘sharing’) and Shopping and commerce Please click the link to access the document: UKCCIS

Insafe

Insafe is a European network of Awareness Centres promoting safe, responsible use of the Internet and mobile devices to young people. More information can be found here

Internet Matters

Internet Matters is an organisation providing support to parents to help keep their children safe online. The website offers support and advice about what children may be doing online, what issues could be affecting them, and a how-to-start support programme to help parents with understanding and taking control.

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