At Shaftesbury Park we teach our pupils to work safely on the Internet from the moment they join us. We have an internet safety code of conduct that all pupils and staff are expected to adhere to. We have strong and constantly updated filters in place to protect and govern internet use.
We are committed to helping parents to encourage and sustain safe internet use in the home too. The best way to protect your children online is to be informed yourself and make it part of your day to day life. Training children to be safe online should be the same as teaching them to cross the road safely and not talk to strangers in preparation for when they face the world as young adults. Use the websites below to help you find the best ways to talk to your children about keeping safe online.
***Please remember that Social Media Sites (e.g. Facebook, You Tube, Twitter, Instagram etc) have a minimum age requirement of 13+ in their terms and conditions. Also ‘What’s App’ and other internet based messaging services can only be used by those aged 16 and over.***
- Child Exploitation and Online Protection (CEOP) Centre
- CEOP Think U Know
- CEOP’s ThinkUknow parents section
- Internet terms and Language: A Guide for Parents
- Safer Internet Centre
- Digital Parenting Magazine from Vodafone
- PEGI games rating
Please download the following leaflets for advice on e-safety:
How to Deal with Concerns
If you are concerned about your child’s safety on line you should report it to CEOP (a police led online crime and safety service) using this link:
CEOP always recommend the following;
- If you need urgent help i.e. your child is in immediate danger such as meeting a stranger they have met online, then call 999
- Don’t delete any emails, images or conversations related to this report
- Don’t contact the suspect yourself. Let us do the detective work
Most sites will have their own report buttons too or the facility to block people and pages that cause you concern.