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Parents E Safety Information

Welcome to the Avenue Primary Academy’s  E-Safety page!

As part of our Computing and Health and Well-being lessons, we teach children to recognise and manage potential online risks. As part of safeguarding our children, we also teach children how to keep themselves safe from sexual exploitation. 

Here are some of the risks that children may face online:

  • Viewing inappropriate content
  • Inappropriate contact by a stranger
  • Cyber-bullying
  • Grooming
  • Peer-on-peer abuse
  • Child Sexual Exploitation
  • Radicalisation

On this page you will find useful links to help you keep your children safe online. 

O2 and NSPCC online support
https://www.o2.co.uk/help/nspcc/online-issues

Support and advice on:

  • Cyberbullying
  • Inappropriate content – how to stop your children seeing things they shouldn’t
  • Strangers online – the risks of online connections
  • Keeping children safe online
  • What (and what not to) share online
  • Gaming – find out about online gaming and how to manage the risks
  • Sexting
  • Advice on apps
  • Online addiction
  • Devices – how to choose the correct device for your child
  • Downloading – how to download safely
  • Paying for extras – learn about extra charges and how to manage them

O2 and NSPCC Icebreaker Email Series
https://nspcc.o2.co.uk

Sign up to a series of weekly emails full of useful information, advice and activities to help you speak to your child about online safety and give you an insight into their internet use. Each week, you will be supported to approach a particular topic and will be given information to help have regular conversations together about staying safe online.

NSPCC Keeping Children Safe
https://www.nspcc.org.uk/preventing-abuse/keeping-children-safe/

Staying safe online and on mobile. Online safety advice looking at:

  • Online games – helping children to play safely
  • How to set up parental controls

NSPCC Be Share Aware
https://www.nspcc.org.uk/preventing-abuse/keeping-children-safe/share-aware/

Two animations:

  • Alex: Looking at the dangers of sharing inappropriate images
  • Lucy: Looking at the risks of chatting to strangers online

Net Aware Guide to the Social Networks Your Kids Use
https://www.net-aware.org.uk

Find out information on specific apps, games or sites, including:

  • Age restrictions
  • What the app or site is used for
  • Reporting
  • Privacy settings
  • Safety and support

Apps, sites and games are rated and parents and young people submit their experiences of what inappropriate content they encountered, rating against:

  • Sexual
  • Violence and hatred
  • Bullying
  • Suicide and self-harm

 

Thinkuknow – Parents
https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/Parents/

How to protect your child from abuse online.

  • Social media guides
  • Live streaming – responding to the risks
  • Using parental controls
  • How to get help and support

Concerns About Grooming or Sexual Exploitation – Report to CEOP

If you’re worried that your child is being groomed online or sexually exploited you should report your concerns to CEOP. 
It is not always easy to spot the signs of online grooming and sexual exploitation so if you have any concern at all about
someone your child is in contact with, you should get in touch.

You should always report if your child is or has been in contact with someone who is:

  • Chatting online to your child about sex
  • Asking them to do sexual things on webcam
  • Asking to meet up if they’ve only met them online
  • Requesting sexual pictures
  • Forcing them into sexual activity
  • Making them feel unsafe

CEOP is a command of the National Crime Agency and can investigate what is happening – with the assurance that the safety and wellbeing of your child is paramount at all times.

If you are concerned that your child is in immediate danger, call 999.

You can make a report to CEOP using the CEOP Safety Centre:
https://www.ceop.police.uk/safety-centre

   

Parent Info – CEOP and Parent Zone
http://parentinfo.org/articles/digital/all

Articles on:

  • Apps and social media
  • Online identity
  • Gaming
  • Illegal content
  • Boundaries
  • Reporting

 

Internet Matters – Helping Parents Keep Their Children Safe Online
https://www.internetmatters.org

  • Download a parent e-safety app
  • Get age-specific advice
  • Expert Q&A
  • Issues that could be affecting your child

FACTSHEETS 

You will need a Portable Document Reader (such as Adobe Reader) to view these files


Primary Schools Anti-bullying Booklet 0.4MB PDF
Microsoft Play Safe Guide 3.4MB PDF
Risks Children Face Online (advice for adoptive parents) 0.4MB PDF
Risks Children Face Online (advice for foster carers) 0.5MB PDF
Cyberbullying Factsheet 0.4MB PDF
Respect Me – Cyberbullying 1.6MB PDF
Inappropriate Websites Factsheet 0.4MB PDF
Grooming Factsheet 0.7MB PDF

 Other useful links

If your child has been the victim of cyber-bullying, Cybermentors can help: beatbullying.org

To view cyber-bullying advice videos in different languages, click here: keepcontrol.eu

thefa.com/football-rules-governance/safeguarding

Link to our policy page.

 


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