The Ferrers School Aspire, Achieve, Acclaim

    Online Safety

    There is a vast amount of information and guidance on the internet regarding online safety.  We encourage our students to follow safe practice online and we would like to extend this encouragement to our parents too.  We would recommend the following resources from CEOP (Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre).

    http://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/

    This website provides the latest information on sites your children may like to visit and includes the use of mobile phones and new technology. It will help you to find out what’s good and what’s not and what you can do about it.  We promote this website to the students as this is a place where anyone can report if they feel uncomfortable or worried about someone they have been contacted by online.

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

    We recommend that you take the time to watch the video which will show you how you can work towards being a better online parent.
     

    The main points that we recommend you consider to help keep your child safe online, are:

    • Talk to them, just keeping the subject casual but constant can really help to encourage them to speak to you if they are worried.
    • Keep computers out of bedrooms.
    • Encourage your child to think about the information they share online
      • Pictures, videos, comments, personal information 
    • Consider that it is not just computers but any device that can access the internet including mobile phones and tablets etc.
    • Remind them that their friends can also put them at risk by sharing information about them.
    • Remind them that friends are not trophies and they should not accept anyone that they do not really know.
    • Social networking should not be used by anyone under 13.  If you allow your child to use social networking you must make sure you monitor this closely to protect them.

    This factsheet gives parents an overview of the positive and negative aspects of the internet, some key statistics, tips and useful links.
    And finally, don’t rely on parental controls alone.

    Online safety regarding use of Facebook

    As announced  in the national press, Facebook and the CEOP (Child Exploitation & Online Protection) Centre have joined forces to make young people safer online by launching the new "ClickCEOP" application.

    All young users of Facebook - and their parents - are invited to add the new ClickCEOP "app" to their profile.  Through this app, they will be able to access advice, help and support from the CEOP Centre.  Crucially, young people will be able to report instances of suspected grooming or inappropriate sexual behaviour directly from their profile to specially trained investigators.

    The "app" is the outcome of collaboration between CEOP and Facebook who have combined Facebook's expertise in connecting and communicating online with CEOP's expertise in helping young people stay safe.

    The Ferrers would like to recommend the use of this application to encourage safe use of Facebook and other social networking sites. 

    For information on how to add the safety application please visit CEOP's Facebook page:
    www.facebook.com/ClickCEOP

     

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