The Internet can be fun and is an amazing resource for learning but it can also be a dangerous place with a number of risks for young people. The rise in the number of activities that are available to our young people only increases the number of risks that are posed. We are constantly hearing tales in the media of the dangers of the Internet but sometimes we lack precise knowledge of how we can help minimise the risk to ourselves and our young people. The academy will update these pages regularly and provide links to other sites that provide young people and their parents/carers with advice and guidance on staying safe online while enjoying its many benefits.
The following links provide information to help parents/carers understand this subject.
Childnet International A non-profit organisation working with others to help make the internet a great and safe place for children.
Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre(CEOP)Dedicated to eradicating the sexual abuse of children.
Digital citizenship isn't just about recognising and dealing with online hazards. It's about building safe spaces and communities, understanding how to manage personal information, and about being internet savvy.
A site designed to give internet users a user-friendly, easy-to-find, online resource that can be found on the most popular entry points to the internet, as well as on many of the most popular websites.
Age-specific online safety checklists to guides on how to set parental controls on a range of devices.
This foundation works in partnership with the online industry, law enforcement, government, the education sector, charities, international partners and the public to minimise the availability of potentially illegal online content.
Advice to help you learn about staying safe online as a family.
This is a social enterprise offering free services and resources to parents, families and professionals who work with them.
This is a partnership of three leading organisations: Childnet International, Internet Watch Foundation and SWGfL, with one mission – to make the internet a great and safe place for children and young people.
This the education programme from NCA-CEOP, a UK organisation which protects children both online and offline. Explore one of the six Thinkuknow websites for advice about staying safe when you're on a phone, tablet or computer.
E-safety Parent/Carer Guides
Academy E-Safety, Safeguarding and Acceptable Use Policies
You can find a number of key policies on E-Safety, safeguading and acceptable ICT use in the Academy Policies. These include: