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Useful e-safety resources/websites

 

We are incredibly passionate about e-safety here at GBPS and take the online wellbeing of our pupils very seriously. Here are some websites you can check out at home to help support us with this:

https://www.commonsensemedia.org/  

https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/

https://swgfl.org.uk/online-safety/

 

Childnet

www.childnet.com

 A partner organisation of UK Safer Internet Centre, Childnet has a wealth of resources, including; leaflets, conversation starters and online storybooks; ‘Digi-ducks Big Decision’ (storybook) is available to buy from this website, or can be downloaded for free.

 

UK Safer Internet Centre

www.saferinternet.org.uk

UK Safer Internet Centre is a collaborative organisation which provides a wide variety of advice and guidance on online safety. Their website is predominantly aimed at professionals and schools, but their parent guides to technology and social media checklists are valuable resources to share with parents or link to on the school website: www.swgfl.org.uk/products-services/esafety/resources

 

Internet Matters

www.internetmatters.org.uk

Internet Matters is a not-for-profit organisation working with online safety experts to provide advice and information for parents to keep their children safe online. It has an excellent interactive tool which guides you step by step through setting up parental controls on all the different devices in your home, as well as video tutorials about specific topics of concern.

 

NSPCC

www.nspcc.org.uk/onlinesafety

The NSPCC have teamed up with 02 to provide excellent information and advice for parents, as well as a free online safety helpline. They have also produced an app/site, on which they have reviewed the most popular apps and websites young people are using; including age ratings and how easy it is to report a problem: www.net-aware.org.uk. Parents can also choose to sign up to the Net-aware newsletter, for up-to-date information via e-mail.

 

CEOP

www.ceop.police.uk

The Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre (CEOP) are a national policing organisation which specialises in investigating grooming and sexual abuse online. Their educational website: www.thinkuknow.co.uk is suitable for children aged 4-16 and has a specific section with advice for parents/carers. The ‘Click CEOP’ report button provides a means of reporting abuse online and can be downloaded onto the school website for easy access.

 

Digital Parenting

Digital Parenting is a partnership between Parent Zone and Vodafone.  The free magazine is an online safety guide for families, providing parents and carers with practical information and advice directly from teachers, other parents/carers and online safety experts on a range of subjects.

 

Digital Parenting Magazine Archive Editions:

https://www.vodafone.co.uk/mobile/digital-parenting/archive

Parent Info is a collaboration between Parent Zone and NCA-CEOP, providing support and guidance for parents from leading experts and organisations.

https://parentinfo.org/

 

Vodafone Digital Parenting

Vodafone’s Digital Parenting website is full of information to help your family live a happy and safe digital life.

https://www.vodafone.co.uk/mobile/digital-parenting/

 

Websites for Pupils:

 

We advise all parents to review the content of these websites before allowing their child(ren) to use them.

www.thinkuknow.co.uk

CEOP’s education website has useful information for children and young people about online safety; it is broken down into different age categories so pupils can access age appropriate advice.

 

www.childline.org.uk/info-advice/bullying-abuse-safety/online-mobile-safety/

This website from the NSPCC offers general advice to children and young people, with specific sections on online safety and cyber-bullying. There is also an online chat facility where young people can contact a counsellor directly if they want further support. Please note – some of the content on this website is aimed at older children and may not be appropriate for all, so use with caution.

 

https://www.bbc.com/ownit

The BBC have produced a wealth of online safety related videos, games and quizzes for young people to explore. These resources are updated around Safer Internet Day each year.

 

www.kidsmart.org.uk

Kidsmart is an interactive child-friendly website produced by Childnet, which enables young people to access online safety information under different topics / categories.


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