In the ever changing digital world, new apps, websites and trends are continually appearing and being used by our pupils. At Stony Dean school we have moved on from e-saftey and it is now called ‘Online Safety’. We educate pupils with up to date advice and issues around staying safe online in ICT, PSCHE, assemblies and through whole school initiatives such as ‘Safer Internet Day’.
We take online safety very seriously at Stony Dean School . Our pupils online safety capabilities will be increased through the learning of a wide range of topics including cyber bullying, safe social networking, digital footprint, geolocation, online friendship, illegal downloading, sexting, age ratings and online grooming.
The Internet, whether accessed from a computer, mobile phone or other device, has become embedded within modern family life. It is used to buy and sell goods, online banking, find information and socialising. It can also have a darker side with cyber crime, inappropriate material and illegal activity taking place online effecting both adults and children. Online Safety is concerned with the safeguarding of young people in the “digital” world and ensuring they feel safe when accessing new technology.
The school takes E-Safety very seriously and policies and procedures are regularly reviewed to take account of developments within this fast-changing area.
If you would like to report anything please use the ‘report abuse’ button at the top of this page, which will navigate you to the CEOP website or if you would like to report anything direct to the school please use the ‘report button’.
The comprehensive list of eSafety weblinks below is aimed at providing information and better awareness to students, teachers and parents of the issues relating to the use of the Internet, mobile phones and other ICT technologies.
Communication systems such as social networks, blogs, mobile phones and email have become increasingly important in our daily lives and often have important benefits but, as we all know, there are also risks to be considered and evaluated.
Access to the Internet can take place almost anywhere at anytime and it is important that students, teachers and parents are aware of the risks and know how to use modern technologies appropriately and are able to discuss the issues in school, at home and between friends and what actions to take when something goes wrong.
The websites below provide a comprehensive list of links and information about online safety so parents, and their children, can decide what is right for their family when using the Internet and associated technologies.
If you would like to look at our how to guides please click the links below.
We also provide advice for parents and the local community through our Stony Dean twiiter nd Vimeo account. Please click on the links below to follow us and stay up to date.
Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre (CEOP)
“CEOP works with child protection partners across the UK and overseas to identify the main threats to children and coordinates activity against these threats to bring offenders to account. CEOP protects children from harm online and offline, both directly and in partnership with local and international agencies.” Click on the link if you or somebody you know of has been, or may be, the victim of on-line harassment, bullying or exploitation.
Internet Watch Foundation (IWF)
Click on the link if you have discovered any offensive websites or obscene content on the internet. The Internet Watch Foundation has the power to shut these sites down. To minimise the availability of potentially criminal internet content specifically:
- Child sexual abuse content* hosted anywhere in the world.
- Criminally obscene adult content hosted in the UK.
- Non-photographic child sexual abuse images hosted in the UK
Think U Know
Think U Know is an important web site that is aimed at children and their parents/carers to educate all concerned about the potential dangers and risks that currently exisit on the internet. It is an important aspect of modern life that parents and carers are aware of exactly what their children have posted on line, what security risks there are and also what site their children are visiting. Please click on the link below and spend some time watching the video clips and resources therein.
Childline offers help and advice to children who are worried, concerned or at risk in any way. If you would like to contact an impartial person to discuss any issues that you may be finding difficult, please click on the link below or ring the number shown.
Click on the link below if you would like to make contact with an impartial person to speak to if you, or someone you know of , may be feeling depressed, anxious or suffering from any sort of mental illness. “We provide advice and support to empower anyone experiencing a mental health problem. We campaign to improve services, raise awareness and promote understanding.”
Talk to FRANK
FRANK helps you find out everything you might want to know about drugs (and some stuff you don’t). For friendly, confidential advice, Talk to FRANK. Click on the link below if you have any queries, or are concerned about any one, in relation to drug, alcohol and substance abuse.
Online safety for children: a guide to protecting your kids online
ChildNet International – special parents section & leaflets for download
Be Safe Online
BBC guide to using the Internet
Digizen – Young people and social networks
Get safe online
Text Message Translators
Lingo to word
Everything you need to know about Safe Social Networking