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Online Safety

Being online is an integral part of children and young people’s lives. Social media, online games, websites and apps can be accessed through mobile phones, computers, laptops and tablets – all of which form a part of children and young people’s online world. 

The internet and online technology provides new opportunities for young people’s learning and growth, but it can also expose them to new types of risks. 

Schools have a responsibility when it comes to online safety: to ensure the school’s online procedures keep children and young people safe and to teach them about online safety, in and outside of school. 

Being safe online means individuals are protecting themselves and others from online harms and risks which may jeopardise their personal information, lead to unsafe communications or even effect their mental health and wellbeing. 

We are committed to protecting our students online by working with National Online Safety which provides resources for our staff, parents, and carers.  Here are some useful websites that parents can access to provide themselves with information around online safety.  

The Child Exploitation and Online protection Centre - CEOP- work with safeguarding and child protection partners across the UK and oversees.

Link to our Safeguarding page. Link to our Policies page.

To report suspicious behaviour online with or towards a child, use the link below. 

https://www.nationalcrimeagency.gov.uk/contact-us/15-contact-ceop 

To report harmful content online.  

https://reportharmfulcontent.com/report/?from=button 

Training, resources and information for professionals, children, young people and their families. 

https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/ 

Websites designed to support parents with information on keeping their children safe online. 

https://www.internetmatters.org/?gclid=EAIaIQobChMIvI3B8OjX-gIVSJ7tCh1ZYgdMEAAYASAAEgK7HfD_BwE 

https://nationalonlinesafety.com/  

https://www.nspcc.org.uk/keeping-children-safe/online-safety/ 

https://saferinternet.org.uk/ 

https://parentzone.org.uk/ 

https://www.onlinesafetyalliance.org/ 

https://www.childrenscommissioner.gov.uk/wp-content/uploads/2021/12/cco_talking_to_your_child_about_online_sexual_harassment_a-guide_for_parents_dec_2021.pdf 

https://www.childnet.com/resources/parent-and-carer-toolkit/ 

Websites-and-Apps-used-by-SLGGS-2022-2023.pdf

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