Welcome to our E-Safety page
On this page, we hope to provide parents, carers and pupils with information to help understand cyberbullying, how to deal with it and hints and tips on how to use the internet safely.
The internet is not a scary place. If used in the correct manner and taking the necessary precautions, it can be a huge asset in your personal and school life.
A Bear's Journey - In 2015, we performed a social media experiment showing how far a picture "travels" when posted on social media to highlight the precautions people need to take when posting anything on social media. Click the link to find out what happened.
ParentInfo - We subscribe to a service provided by CEOP called ParentInfo. Click the link to see the ParentInfo feed which updates regularly with hints and tips for keeping your children safe on the Internet. You can also find a link to this page in the Students & Parents > Parents menu above.
There are thousands of resources available online to help parents and students stay safe online. We've selected a few we think are of use below:
ThinkUKnow - ThinkUKnow is a website created by the Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre, otherwise known as CEOP. It's specifically aimed at young people and provides information on how to stay safe online. It covers a variety of topics, dealing with the common ways young people interact with each others, including mobiles phones, gaming, social networking, chatting and blogs. You'll find the CEOP Report button at the bottom of this page.
NetSmartz - The Teens section of this site, in particular, gives a series a real life stories told by teenagers who have been victims of internet exploitation. It's a hard-hitting site but provides important e-safety messages.
Childnet Young People - The Childnet website helps students look at how they use communication technology and shows them how to be aware of the dangers that can arise from using them.
Bullying Online - Bullying Online is a website covering all aspects of bullying but has a section covering cyberbulling specifically. Lots of advice on how to stay safe on the internet, mobile phone bullying, dangerous and abusive websites.
Cyberbullying Research - Resources and tips for dealing with cyberbullying.
E-Safety Letter to Parents from Greater Manchester Police
Greater Manchester Police have issued us with a letter they would like us to share with our parents. It highlights the dangers of sexting, sharing pictures and videos online and other useful facts that parents should be aware of. Click here to read the letter.
Protecting our students in school with Impero Software
As part of our commitment to protecting our students, we’re proud to use Impero’s products to help us provide a rich, yet safe, digital learning environment for our students. We hold Impero Super School status, which means we’re happy to share our experiences with other schools and talk you through anything you would like to know about Impero’s products - www.imperosoftware.co.uk
E-safety Information for Parents
Blocking Online Content
Whilst your children are online they may come across websites displaying inappropriate pop-ups and advertisements.
It’s important to teach your child how to delete pop-ups. Knowing how to block a website can stop them from being
targeted by spammers who use adware and popups to attack their computer.
Do you know your friends?
Who can find what you post on Facebook?
Be in control of what you share online?
How does your profile appear?
How do you use your Friends lists?
Do you know how to de-activate your account?
Through the internet, children are now able to communicate with people from all over the world. Online
‘friendships’ can sometimes evolve into real-life friendships. This means your children may be interested in meeting
virtual strangers. Depending on the age and maturity of your child, as well as the context of the meeting, you can
allow your child to go to a meeting with a stranger together with a friend, instead of a trusted adult.
Help your children develop the knowledge and social skills to make sensible decisions about the people they meet
Parents and Carers Checklist
The technology children use in their daily lives can seem daunting. You might worry about the risks they can face online,
such as bullying, contact from strangers, as well as the possibility of access to inappropriate or illegal content. To help
them stay safe, it’s important that you understand how your child uses the internet.
By following this simple checklist, you can start to protect them and decrease the risks
Any information we put online will remain there forever, for anyone to see - it’s almost impossible to delete!
This means it’s important to thoroughly consider what you and your children should reveal about yourselves on
the web. You should teach your children which pieces of information should be private and also help them to
understand in which situations they should share private details and when they shouldn’t give anything away at all.
Privacy on Social Networks
Social networking sites (SNS) allow people around the world to share information. But how can you help your
children stay safe when they socialise online? It may seem difficult to protect their personal details on SNS, but a
few simple clicks will make sure that some important privacy settings are in place.
Online Platform Guides
Seven questions to help kick start conversations about online safety
Catfishing - A parent's guide
Catfishing is when someone creates a fake online profile to trick people into thinking they are somebody else. This guide takes you through what you can look out for.
FIFA - A Parent's Guide
The ever popular football can, unfortunately, have it's safety pitfalls - here's a guide to help keep your child safe.
Fortnite - Battle Royale
This free-to-play online game is growing more popular with young people.
GTA: Grand Theft Auto
A popular game involving high speed car chases and serious crime in an online fictional world.
Houseparty is a live streaming app described as a face-to-face social network.