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Online safety

We support our students’ use of the internet and seek to underpin their knowledge of safe use and protection by providing an awareness of how to stay safe online both in the school environment and beyond.

E-safety is a vital part of our education programme for students and for parents. Part of the parents’ information evenings in Year 7 and 8 will be dedicated to e-safety.

Parentzone

 

Digitalschools

Member of Parentzone Digital Schools

Member of Parentzone Digital Schools

St Bede's is a Digital Schools member of Parentzone (the company that makes Digital Parenting magazine); this brings with it access to resources and an online  programme for parents/carers covering:

 

  • understanding your child's online world;
  • the risks facing children and young people online;
  • how confident digital parenting can help protect children from these risks.

Click here for the FREE online programme for parents/carers about online risks facing children

Other relevant resources are listed lower on this page and will be added to over time.

Parent info bannerParentInfo is a series of articles curated by CEOP and Parentzone with advice on keeping children safe. Click the logo on the right for the ParentInfo website. (CEOP =  Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre, part of the National Crime Agency)

Some other useful links related to Parentzone:

Digital Parenting - Issue 4 - September 2015 (paper copies of this edition are available from main school reception)

Digital Parenting - Issue 3 - April 2014 

http://www.theparentzone.co.uk/parent/information/digital_parenting

Reporting concerns

If you have any concerns regarding online safety please report them via our 'Contact the school' page (choosing 'Report Child Safety concerns')

Alternatively report online safety concerns direct to CEOP by clicking the button on the right Ceopreportbtn

Other useful resources:

Facebook

Please click here to view or download a Facebook checklist leaflet which offers guidance on the safe use of Facebook and help with privacy settings.

Instagram

Please click here to view a parent's guide to Instagram.

Cyberbullying

Cyberbullying is bullying that takes place using technology. Whether on social media sites, through a mobile phone, or gaming sites, the effects can be devastating for the young person involved. There are ways to help prevent a child from being cyberbullied and to help them cope and stop the bullying if it does happen. This leaflet was issued by the Department for Education and offers advice for parents and carers on cyberbullying.

Useful Links

Students and parents may also find it useful to look at these sources of information related to online safety.

Parent factsheet

www.thinkuknow.co.uk

www.saferinternet.org.uk

www.ceop.gov.uk

http://www.nspcc.org.uk/preventing-abuse/keeping-children-safe/sexting/

http://parents.vodafone.com/

https://www.getsafeonline.org/