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Online safety

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 every page) and this gives parents and students the ability to instantly report offensive material to CEOP- the Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre.

CEOP Police logo http://www.ceop.police.uk/ CEOP also have some excellent resources for parents
Think U Know logo https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/parents CEOP also produce the site ThinkUKnow and this has some excellent resources for parents and children
http://parentinfo.org/ ParentInfo also provides parents with some excellent advice and resources
Family Online Safety Institute https://www.fosi.org/good-digital-parenting/ The Family Online Safety Institute have some really good reources for parents as well
Microsoft logo https://www.microsoft.com/about/philanthropies/youthspark
/youthsparkhub/programs/onlinesafety/resources/
Microsoft have some useful information for families here
Essex Police logo https://www.essex.police.uk/advice/child-sexual-exploitation/i-didn-t-know-campaign/ Essex Police have produced the following resources for parents regarding Child Sexual Exploitation
Child Internet Safety logo http://www.childinternetsafety.co.uk/ Child Internet Safety also have some very useful information for parents
The Children's Society https://www.childrenssocietyeast.org.uk/ Community support for Children and Families

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

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/Information-and-services/Advice/Online-safety/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

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

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