The online world is integral to how children stay in touch with their friends, and access to the internet is now available like never before. However, there are inherent risks associated with new technologies and it is essential for young people and their parents/carers to understand how to reduce these risks.
Barbara Speake Stage School Designated Safeguarding Leads together with all staff are here support and advise our students on keeping themselves safe online.
If you are a student and need advice please speak to a member of staff who will direct you to the relevant Safeguarding Lead to talk about your concerns.
Below are a number of links to various websites which give advice to parents/carers and young people on how to stay safe online and. Information on how to protect children from radicalisation.
You will also find two documents to read on Cyber Bullying and On-line safety. Please take some time to look through them.
Download "Cyber Bullying Safety Tips"
Download "Online Safety Advice"
NSPCC have launched their Net Aware app to give parents the tools and knowledge to access advice on the go. This is the only guide for parents where social networking sites and apps aimed at children are rated by parents, helping them make an informed decision about which is most appropriate for their child at different ages.
The Child Exploitation and Online Protection (CEOP) Centre is part of UK law enforcement.
A non-profit organisation working with others to “help make the Internet a great and safe place for children”.
Facebook's own page explaining its privacy settings to users.
A UK based Website offering factual and easy-to-understand information on online safety.
A Guide to Internet safety and safe surfing. The information on the site is targeted at all different age ranges as well as advice for parents / carers and teachers The site is run by CEOP.
Anti-Radicalisation Advice for Parents
For advice and guidance on the threats posed by radicalisation and extremism please follow the link below.