ReportingIf you would like to speak to someone at school about an online safety issue, please contact one of the members of our Safeguarding team via the school office:
- Mrs Taylor (Designated Safeguarding Lead)
- Miss Brumby (Deputy DSL)
- Mrs Moden (Deputy DSL)
- Mrs Coats (Deputy DSL)
CEOP [Child Exploitation and Online Protection] is here to keep children safe from sexual abuse and grooming online. CEOP are unable to respond to reports about bullying, fake accounts or account hacking.
We are here to help and give you advice, and you can make a report directly to us if something has happened online which has made you feel unsafe, scared or worried. This might be from someone you know in real life, or someone you have only ever met online. We take all reports seriously and we will do everything we can to keep you safe.
Top Tips for Parents
- Be involved in your child’s online life. Talk to your child; ask them to show you what they are using their mobile devices for; ask them to tell you about/show you the websites the use, the social-networking profiles they have. If they know you understand they are more likely to approach you if they need support.
- Establish clear boundaries and expectations. Think about what they might see, what they share, who they talk to and how long they spend online. Restrict internet access in bedrooms so that your child has to use the internet in a communal area within the house.
- Know what connects to the internet and how. Your child will use all sorts of devices and gadgets, make sure you are aware which ones connect to the internet (phone, games console, TV). Also find out how they are connecting to the internet – if it is your Wifi you can enforce safety settings, if it is your neighbour’s you cannot.
- Encourage your child to “Think before you post”. Online actions can impact on yourself and on others. Content posted privately online can be publicly shared by others and may remain online forever.
- Emphasise that not everyone is who they say they are. Make sure you child knows never to meet up with someone they only know online without taking a trusted adult with them. People might not always be who they say they are.
- Know what to do when something goes wrong. It is important to know when and how to report any problems – understand how to report to service providers and use blocking and deleting tools.
Thinkuknow is an education programme from the National Crime Agency’s CEOP Command.
Since 2006, Thinkuknow has been keeping children and young people safe by providing education about sexual abuse and sexual exploitation.
Thinkuknow is unique. It is underpinned by the latest intelligence about child sex offending from CEOP Command.
Thinkuknow aims to ensure that everyone has access to this practical information – children, young people, their parents and carers and the professionals who work with them.
A non-profit organisation working with others to help make the internet a great and safe place for children.