This can also be called ‘internet safety’, ‘online safety’ or ‘web safety’. E-safety is often defined as the safe and responsible use of technology. This includes the use of the internet and also other means of communication using electronic media (eg text messages, gaming devices, email etc).
The police’s Child Exploitation and Online Protection (CEOP) website which has been designed and written specifically for children, young people, teachers, parents and carers.
A beginner’s guide to using the Internet safety, including a quiz and some video tutorials about how to ‘stay safe’ on-line.
Kidsmart is an award winning internet safety website for parents and those working with children. It has been developed by the children’s internet charity Childnet International and has excellent information on many of the technologies used by children, with guidance on how to ‘stay safe’ online.
One in five young people have experienced bullying by text message or via email. This web site gives advice for children and parents on bullying.
Vodafone have developed this website in conjunction with mumsnet. It is very accessible and provides information and guidance to parents with understanding their child’s digital world and get more involved. There is even an on-line test to see how much you know!
K9 web protection is a useful tool to filter out unwanted websites. This is ideal for stopping children accessing adult type sites. Please be aware that this as not been developed by the school and we can not take responsibility of this not working.
Online Safety Training
Throughout the year pupils and staff will be taught about the principles of Online Safety.
Hope High School plans to hold yearly Online Safety days, were experts in the field will be invited into school to speak to pupils, parents and staff.