eSafety Help and Advice

Sexting What is it?

Sexting ImageSexting is a growing activity amongst children and young people where they share inappropriate or explicit images online or through mobile phones.

It can also refer to written messages. It may be common but 'sexting' is illegal. It is illegal to take, possess or share 'indecent images’ of anyone under 18 even if you're the person in the picture.

By sending an explicit image a young person is producing and distributing child abuse images and risks being prosecuted.

What can I do to reduce the possibility of sexting?

The most important way to keep your child safe is to discuss the dangers of 'sexting' and to be supportive if problems do occur. CEOP have produced a ten minute video on the consequences of sexting which makes students realise the potential dangers of this online activity which can be viewed using the link below.

In addition to these parental control apps and advice, NSPCC have advice on their webpage.

You can also set up parental controls on your child's phone to block access to certain sites or monitor your child's activities

 

 

Links footprintThe following links provides useful advice for parents and general websites which provided guidance and support on a range of e-safety issues.

Beat Bullying http://www.beatbullying.org/

Think U Know https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/

Child Exploitation and Online Protection (CEOP) https://www.ceop.police.uk/safety-centre/

Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE)

Spot the signs’ leaflets for professionals, services, parents and children and young people can be downloaded from Barnardo’s: http://www.barnardos.org.uk/get_involved/campaign/cse/spotthesigns.htm

Barnardo’s information, including the ‘Cut them free’ campaign: https://www.barnardos.org.uk/cutthemfreeappeal.htm

Spot the signs’ leaflets for professionals, services, parents and children and young people can be downloaded from Barnardo’s: http://www.barnardos.org.uk/get_involved/campaign/cse/spotthesigns.htm

Barnardo’s information, including the ‘Cut them free’ campaign: https://www.barnardos.org.uk/cutthemfreeappeal.htm

 Online Safety... What Parents need to know

NSPCC online safety

 

E-safety for Staff

Please read this advice - Cyberbullying Advice for Staff

This advice is the full text of the Department for Education letter to all teaching staff originally written November 2014.

Using Technology  For teachers and professionals, technology is a vital part of your professional and personal lives. The checklist has been designed to ensure that you are ready to face these challenges whether in your workplace or at home.