e-Safety/Keeping your Child SafeOnline
Facebook, CEOP (Child Exploitation and Online protection Unit) Launch a new initiative was launched by the CEOP to make it safer for young people using the social networking site FACEBOOK. Parents and young people can download a free application to access support from CEOP on a range of issues such as viruses, hacking, cyberbullying and report inappropriate online behaviour.
The new application (app), 'Click CEOP', is free to download and will link users and parents direct from their FACEBOOK home page to help, advice and the reporting abuse facilities of CEOP.
The 'Click CEOP' app is a three-stage application that asks young people to:
1. Add the 'app' and the 'Click CEOP' tab will appear at the top of the profile page. 2. Share the badge to share the 'app' with friends via their newsfeeds. 3. Bookmark the 'app' making it easy to access the help and advice from the 'Click CEOP app'.
More information - http://www.ceop.police.uk/
FREE Guide for Parents: Advice about downloading music, film & TV safely and legally
Young people spend a significant part of their lives online. Online activities include social networking, downloading, streaming and sharing music, videos and TV programmes.
Childnet International is a registered charity working with children, teachers and parents to help make the internet a safe place for children. Childnet has produced a guide explaining how young people can download files in a safe and legal way.
- What are the risks of getting viruses and offensive material using illegal file sharing services?
- How can you identify if a music or film site is legal?
- Where can I download music and videos safely and legally?
- What are the copyright laws and ethics associated with downloading files?
For more information - http://www.childnet.com/resources/downloading/home
Technology offers unimaginable opportunities and is constantly evolving. The use of technology and E-Safety issues go hand in hand. As part of our ongoing commitment to safeguarding children at Fisher More High School, we encourage appropriate online behaviour. We promote E-Safety by raising awareness as to the risks associated with the use of technology and educate students on how to manage these risks.
The risks associated with E-Safety are categorised into five areas:
Content: Exposure to inappropriate online material relating to pornography, violence, suicide, self harm, hate, substance abuse etc.
Contact: Inappropriate online interaction with people including grooming and cyber bullying. This also includes hacking, sharing passwords and identity theft.
Conduct: Online behaviour including privacy issues, copyright issues, disclosure of personal information, digital footprints and online reputation. This category also includes sexting (sending or receiving personal indecent / sexual images)
Students: E-Safety is taught to through Computer Science and ICT curriculum. Students are also educated through E-Safety assemblies. Students are involved in E-Safety surveys and the analysis and findings are shared with them. ICT rules are displayed in all computer suites.
Parents: We aim to work closely with parents to raise awareness and help them ensure that their children use the new technologies safely and responsibly. We also provide guidance and information on E-Safety through the school bulletins and the school website.
More information and useful web links can be accessed from the following website: http://www.childnet.com/resources