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Helping keep your child safe online

We appreciate that the use of social media and the internet by children can cause parents to worry. There is a lot of information that parents can access that supports the work that we do in school. If you have any concerns about your child being bullied on-line by another student at the school then please contact the school as a matter of urgency. If your concerns surround your child being bullied by an an uknown person/people then we would ask that you contact the police as a matter of urgency before contacting us. 

We have added the CEOP 'Report It' button to our website (this can be found at the bottom of our homepage) and this gives parents and students the ability to instantly report offensive material to CEOP- the Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre.

CEOP also have some excellent resources for parents: http://www.ceop.police.uk/

CEOP also produce the site ThinkUKnow and this has some excellent resources for parents and children: https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/parents/Listing/?cat=199,200,201,202,203,205&ref=46096

ParentInfo also provides parents with some excellent advice and resources: http://parentinfo.org/

The Family Online Safety Institute have some really good reources for parents as well: https://www.fosi.org/good-digital-parenting/

Microsoft have some useful information for families here: https://www.microsoft.com/about/philanthropies/youthspark/youthsparkhub/programs/onlinesafety/resources/

Essex Police have produced the following resources for parents regarding Child Sexual Exploitation: http://www.essex.police.uk/be_safe/child_sexual_exploitation/i_didnt_know_campaign.aspx

Finally, Child Internet Safety also have some very useful information for parents: http://www.childinternetsafety.co.uk/

If you are on Twitter, you can also follow the groups listed above as they regularly Tweet useful links:

@FOSI

@CEOPUK

@TheParentsZone

@childintersafe

@ThinkuknowUK

Hertfordshire Police also have an excellent site that parents may find useful. This allows parents to gain information and advice about a number of areas, as well as links with how to report any form of online concern to specific social media providers (Facebook, Snapchat etc): https://www.herts.police.uk/advice/child_protection/child_online_safeguarding_team/trolling_and_cyberbullying.aspx

The UK Safer Internet Centre is an excellent source of advice and support. This link allows parents to see how to block/report issues to all the main social media sites: http://www.saferinternet.org.uk/advice-and-resources/parents-and-carers/safety-tools-on-online-services/social-networks

This useful article gives 20 helpful tips for parents on protecting kids online: https://thebestvpn.com/protect-kids-online/

The following links give parents some helpful information about specific topics: