You can use your computer, mobile phone or tablet for lots of fun things and to make lots of new friends from all over the world.
This section of our website will provide you with links to practical advice on how to be careful when you use the internet and some great tips to keep safe. If you are worried about anything you see online or people are asking you questions about where you live or saying nasty things to you, please speak to your parents or teacher or follow any of the links below for help and advice.
Ofsted describes e-safety as a school’s ability to protect and educate pupils in their use of technology as well as having appropriate mechanisms in place to intervene and support any incident where appropriate. Our E-Safety Policy will soon be available on the policy page of our website.
eSafety Help and Advice
Below are a selection of websites and resources which children and parents can use to increase their knowledge of how to stay safe on line. Please pay particular attention to the CEOP (Child Exploitation and On line Protection) website at which parents and children can report any concerns they have.
NYSCP Safeguarding Children
North Yorkshire Safeguarding Children’s partnership bring you advice about games consoles, smart devices and how to keep your children safe.
Internet Watch Foundation
If you are concerned about images shared online you can report these directly to the Internet Watch Foundation at www.iwf.org.uk
The last year has been anything but normal, and as we enter a new lockdown, it’s likely that young people are going to continue to spend more time online. From advice on gaming to helping manage your child’s wellbeing online, this lockdown hub has everything you need to help keep them safe.
Parent Info is collaboration between CEOP and Parent Zone and provides information to parents and carers about their children’s wellbeing and resilience, internet safety and a wide range of other topic matters like sex, relationship and body image.
Childnet International is a non-profit organisation working with others to help make the internet a great and safe place for children.
Think U Know Website
I bet you probably like to use the computer for fun. The Think U Know website will help you go on the internet in a safe way and tell who to talk to if you are worried. You can also find out about Lee & Kim’s adventures or watch Hector and his friends learning to use computers safely! If you want to talk to someone else you can call ‘Childline’, which is a place where people who are nice can help you.
They won’t tell anyone that you have called and it’s free. You can phone them on: 0800 1111.
- Always ask a grown up before you use the internet. They can help you find the best thing to do.
- Don’t tell strangers where you live, your phone number or where you go to school. Only your friends and family need to know that.
- Don’t send pictures to people you don’t know. You don’t want strangers looking at photos of you, your friends or your family.
- Tell a grown up if you feel scared or unhappy about anything.
Be Smart be cool – Be smart online.
What’s your favourite thing to do online. Visit the KidSMART website and learn more about the internet and being a SMART surfer. Learn the SMART Rules with Kara Winston and the SMART Crew. If anything goes wrong online or upsets you make sure you tell someone about it. Download a poster of the SMART Rules by clicking the link below.
If you find something on the internet or someone has made you sad or scared you should tell your mum, dad or the person who looks after you at home or a teacher at school. If you would like to talk to someone else we have added some links to the Advice Help and Report Centre on the Think U Know website. You can contact people who are friendly and helpful by following the link for your age group.
- Safety Centre for 5 to 7 year olds
- Safety Centre for 8 to 10 year olds
- Safety Centre for 11 to 13 year olds
NWG Network- Tackling Child Sexual Exploitation
The NWG Exploitation Response Unit is a charitable organisation formed as a UK network of over 14 500 practitioners who disseminate our information down through their services, to professionals working on the issue of child exploitation (CE) and trafficking within the UK. Our network covers voluntary and statutory services and private companies working in this field. We offer support, advice and raise the profile, provide updates, training, share national developments, influence the development of national and local policy informed by practice. We have developed our youth advisory board to enable young peoples’ voices to be heard through the work that we do.
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