STAYING SAFE ONLINE
There are numerous reports in the media about the dangers posed to children and young people by careless use of digital media, including websites, chat rooms and social media sites. What may appear innocent and harmless doesn't always turn out to be that way.
Of course the internet helps young people keep in touch with their friends, and can aid their educational studies through providing a powerful information tool. But always be careful when you are using the internet. It can help you to keep in touch with your friends and help your education – but it is also capable of causing harm – to you and to friends, relatives and others. We would ask all our pupils to remember that the school is here to help if you are experiencing problems online.
PLEASE DON'T BE AFRAID TO TALK TO A TEACHER OR OTHER ADULT ABOUT YOUR EXPERIENCES IF IT IS CAUSING YOU CONCERN, OR EVEN IF YOU ARE NOT SURE ABOUT WHETHER WHAT YOU ARE DOING IS SENSIBLE OR NOT. WE WILL NOT JUDGE YOU, WE ARE HERE TO HELP AND GIVE ADVICE.
For parents our advice is the same. If you have concerns about what your child might be accessing online then please talk to us sooner rather than later.
Whether you are a young person or a parent, if you or anyone you know is concerned about Child Exploitation, Online Protection or anything related to Internet safety please click the link below which will take you to the CEOP reporting website:
Here are some other links from the CEOP that you may find help you to make the right choices for you - click on the link for your age group:
If you are a parent concerned for the online safety of your child then these links may provide you with useful information: