Leigh Road , Hildenborough
Tonbridge, Kent, TN11 9AE
Tel: 01732 832 758



What is E-Safety?

  • Part of the school's safeguarding remit
  • Safeguarding young people (and adults) in the digital world
  • Learning to understand and use new technologies and ICT in a positive way
  • Not about restricting children but educating them about the risks as well as the benefits so they can feel confident and happy online
  • Adults being educated to be able to support and help young people

Benefits from using the Internet:

  • Access to global information
  • Educational resources
  • Entertainment, games and fun!
  • Communication with friends/family
  • Personal/social/health advice
  • Networking and friendships: sense of community
  • Develops key skills: communication and collaboration

Online Risks:

 

Commercial

Aggressive

Sexual

Values

Content

Child as recipient

Adverts

Spam

Personal Info

Violent content

Hateful content

Pornographic content

Unwelcome sexual comments

Bias

Racist

Misleading info/advice

Contact

Child as participant

Tracking

Harvesting

Info

Being bullied, harassed or stalked

Meeting strangers

Grooming

Self-harm

Unwelcome persuasions

Conduct

Child as actor

Illegal downloading

Hacking

Gambling

Scams

Terrorism

Bullying or harassing others

Creating and uploading inappropriate content

Providing misleading info and advice

Some Key Areas to consider:

  • Chat rooms: Habbo Hotel, Club Penguin, Moshi Monsters
  • Instant Messenger: MSN, Yahoo, AIM
  • Social Networking Sites: Facebook, Bebo, MySpace
  • Gaming: Xbox, PS3, Wii, DSi, World of Warcraft, Runescape, Second Life
  • User generated content sites: Youtube, Flickr
  • Mobile phones: online access, Cyberbullying, Bluetooth, BBM, Smartphones
  • Inappropriate online content: adult content, hate material, unhealthy material, bias and inaccurate information

Important Organisations and Reporting a Problem

CEOP: www.ceop.police.uk

  • The Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre (CEOP) delivers a multi-agency service dedicated to tackling the abuse and exploitation of children in the real and the "e" world. CEOP was set up in April 2006 and has received over 15,000 reports of abuse to date.
  • A key focus of CEOP is the Think U Know website and education strategy to teach young people, teachers and parents/carers about e-safety and a "Report Abuse" button to report online abuse or suspicious behaviour and can be used by adults (parents/carers, professionals etc.) and young people.
  • Click CEOP is accessible on Facebook. Launched on July 2010, Click CEOP young Facebook users (and parents/carers) directly to CEOP from their Facebook profile and news feed to help, advise and reporting abuse. By liking "Click CEOP" young people and parents can get support on a range of issues such as viruses, hacking and dealing with bullying online. They can report someone who is acting inappropriately online. www.facebook.com/clickceop