E-safety for Parents
E-safety - World Cup Special
Amid the excitement, it is important to stay vigilant online and make sure children are aware of the potential dangers that they may be exposed to during large sporting events. From cyber-attacks, malware, fake merchandise and fake ticket offers, this guide is designed to inform parents and carers about online risks relating to the football and how they can help keep their children safe on the internet this summer
This guide (click here to download) provides helpful advice to Parents and Students on how to stay safe online during the World Cup.
The Parents and Carers' Guide to the Internet and Safer Internet Day.
Each year there is a day dedicated to being safe on the Internet. If you visit the website (http://www.saferinternet.org.uk/) you will find the latest tips and resources to help children and young people stay safe on line.
E-Safety for Parents
The Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre have distributed guidance on how to protect your child online. Please see the information below:
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.
The Child Exploitation and Online Protection (CEOP) Centre is the UK’s national child protection agency (visit www.ceop.police.uk for more information). At CEOP, we believe the start of the new school year is the perfect time to speak to your child about how they use the internet and how they can stay safe online.
Through the ClickCEOP advice and help centre, members of the public can access guidance on a broad range of topics to help protect their children, or alternatively report a concern directly to CEOP.
CEOP’s Children and Young People’s programme; ‘Thinkuknow’, is used in schools nationwide to educate young people about how to stay safe online. As parents, you can play a fundamental role in this aspect of their education. To stay up to date with further information and advice, please visit www.thinkuknow.co.uk/parents to find information on:
- What are the risks posed to your child online?
- What can you do to protect your child?
- Where can you go if you are concerned?
We want to help you and your family stay safe online, there are some simple steps below that you can follow to achieve this.
CEOP has been working with social networking sites and other major providers to put internet safety advice at the fingertips of your child, through the ClickCEOP application.
Facebook Users: Visit www.facebook.com/clickceop to add the ‘ClickCEOP’ app to your profile and ask your children to do the same. The app is free and easy to use, and gives you immediate access to internet safety advice as well as being able to report any suspicions to us. If you become a ‘friend’ of the page, we will invite you to our free online safety surgeries and send you updates. By clicking on ‘Add the App’ on the left hand side of our Facebook page you can add the ‘ClickCEOP’ button to your profile.
Web Browsers: If you use Firefox, Internet Explorer 8 or Google Chrome, you can customize your browser, enabling users to see the ClickCEOP button, regardless of which website you’re on.
By following the guidance above, you can help protect your child to ensure they are enjoying the internet safely. More information is available on the links below:
BBC Internet Safety (http://www.bbc.co.uk/health/physical_health/child_development/safety_internet.shtml)
CEOP Parents (http://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/parents/)
CEOP Report Abuse (http://www.ceop.police.uk/Report-Abuse/)
Barnardos Internet Safety (http://www.barnardos.org.uk/resources/resources_internet_safety.htm)
Childline Internet Safety (http://www.childline.org.uk/explore/onlinesafety/pages/onlinesafety.aspx)