Health & Welfare

Online safety and social networking

CEOP helps any child or young person under the age of 18 who is being pressured, forced or tricked into taking part in sexual activity of any kind. This can be something that has taken place either online or in ‘the real world’, or both. The CEOP Safety Centre has clear information and advice on what can be reported to CEOP, the reporting process and what will happen if you do decide to make a report. You can visit the CEOP Safety Centre and make a report directly to CEOP by clicking the Click CEOP button. If you are experiencing online bullying or something else online has worried you please speak to an adult you trust, or you can talk to Childline at any time on 0800 1111 or at gives advice on how to use the internet safely and what to do if things go wrong.

Childnet International provide Internet Safety education to pupils at School, as part of our PSHE programme. is a link to the Childnet website. There is a section designed for young people which starts by saying that the internet is an amazing place and a wonderful resource and their aim is to help make the internet a great and safe place for children and young people. On the site you can find the latest information on the sites and services that you like to use, plus information about mobiles, gaming, downloading, social networking and much more.

Insafe is a European network of Awareness Centres promoting safe, responsible use of the Internet and mobile devices to young people. Link to the Insafe site here

Internet Safety:
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

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 - parents version contained within our Advice for parents pages) 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:   Document

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. is a site aimed at advising you how to keep safe while chatting online. It identifies the potential dangers on interactive services online like chat, IM, online games, email and on mobiles.