E-Safety

Safer Internet Day 2017 - Tuesday 7th February

The internet is a fantastic resource and here at St John Fisher we are committed to educating our pupils to be safe internet users.

For information on how children can keep themselves safe on the internet click on the link below.

https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk

For parental information on how to keep your child safe on the internet click on the link below.

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

 

More resources are also available at 

http://www.saferinternet.org.uk/safer-internet-day/sid-2017/education-packs/education-pack-parents-and-carers - This site provides valuable advice and prompts to help you start those essential conversations with your children.

Digital Parenting highlights the potential risks of technology and gives you expert advice

 

Social Media

Please click here to read this Newsround article on the number of 10-12 who have a social media account.

You may find the following guidance on some of the many social media sites useful.  It is important to remember that Social Media Sites (for example Facebook, You Tube, Twitter, Instagram etc) have a minimum age requirement of 13+ in their terms and conditions. WhatsApp and other internet based messaging services can only be used by 16 year olds and over.

NSPCC Share-aware

Snapchat Parents Guide

 

How to Deal with Concerns

If at any point you have any concerns about your child’s safety on line, please talk with your child’s class teacher.  You can also report it to CEOP (a police led online crime and safety service).

CEOP is a command of the National Crime Agency, and is dedicated to tackling the sexual abuse and exploitation of children and young people. CEOP is here to help young people (up to age 18) who have been forced or tricked into taking part in sexual activity with anyone online or in the real world. They also offer advice and links to support in response to other online problems young people might face, such as cyberbullying or hacking. For information, advice and to report concerns directly to CEOP, visit the Safety Centre by clicking on the Click CEOP button:

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CEOP always recommend the following;

  • If you need urgent help, i.e, your child is in immediate danger such as meeting a stranger they have met online, then call 999.
  • Don’t delete any emails, images or conversations related to this report
  • Don’t contact the suspect yourself. Let us do the detective work

Most sites will have their own report buttons too or facility to block people and pages that cause you concern.