Online Safety

Online Safety For Parents

The Somerset Association of Secondary Heads (SASH) has produced the following advice for parents to keep their children safe online. Click here

A Parent's Guide to Technology is an online resource providing advice about the benefits, capabilities and potential risks of smartphones, gaming devices, tablets and internet-enabled media players. Highlighting safety tools as well as setting out top tips to help parents encourage their children to stay safe.

The above link has been provided by The south West Grid For Learning.

The Parent INFO website is hosted by CEOP (The Child Exploitation and On Line Protection Centre, part of UK Policing) and 'theparentzone' organisation and is packed with up to date advice and guidence for Parents. (Click link above)

Online safety for students

  • Don’t post personal information online – like your address, email address or mobile number.
  • Think carefully before posting pictures or videos of yourself.  Once you’ve put a picture of yourself online, it’s not yours anymore!
  • Keep privacy settings as high as possible
  • Never give out your passwords
  • Don’t befriend people you don’t know
  • Don’t meet up with people you’ve met online - report anyone that asks you to!
  • Remember that not everyone online is who they say they are

 

Do you know who you are talking to?

Where to look for help and advice:        

www.safetynetkids.org.uk

www.bbc.co.uk/webwise

www.nspcc.org.uk

www.thinkuknow.co.uk

If you are worried, talk to your parents, tutor, Head of House or a trusted adult.

 

You can report abuse to the police using this link:

https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/11_13/help/CEOP