The Internet is an integral part of children and young people’s lives. With social media and the continuous stream of emerging technologies, the way of social interaction between peers is forever changing. Whether via computer, games consoles or mobile devices, our young people are increasingly accessing the Internet whenever they can and wherever they are.
Unfortunately, this brings new risks and concerns surrounding online safety and ensuring that children are aware of the dangers and teachers, parents and carers do all they can avoid these risks.
Our schools at Endeavour Federation are here to provide our pupils and parents with the information and advice they need to be safe and resilient in today’s digital world. Visit our policies page to read our E-safety policy.
CEOP is short for Child Exploitation and Online Protection.
CEOP helps any child or young person under the age of 18 who is being pressured, forced or tricked into taking part in sexual activity of any kind. This can be something that has taken place either online or in ‘the real world’, or both. The CEOP Safety Centre has clear information and advice on what can be reported to CEOP, the reporting process and what will happen if you do decide to make a report. You can visit the CEOP Safety Centre and make a report directly to CEOP by clicking the Click CEOP button.
If you are experiencing online bullying or something else online has worried you please speak to an adult you trust, or you can talk to Childline at any time on 0800 1111 or at www.childline.org.uk.
There’s a lot of support available to keep your child safe online. The following links will direct you recommended websites that can offer support, guidance and resources to help keep your children safe online.
This offers advice for both young people and parents/carers. It’s split into convenient age groups and allows very young children to be introduced to online safety from a very young age. Allows you to report abuse anonymously via their website, in conjunction with CEOP (Child Exploitation and Online Protection Command).
UK Safer Internet Centre
Provides details on how to set up parental controls on your internet at home (Virgin, BT, TalkTalk, and SKY)
Advice about online risks and how to keep children safe
Tips and advice on who may be contacting your child
Support and information to parents, children and schools, working globally to help families navigate the internet safely and confidently.
Get expert support and practical tips to help children benefit from connected technology and the internet safely and smartly.