Staying safe online – A young person’s guide
If you’re aged between 11 and 18, you probably know a lot about using the internet.
We’ve created this space for you to share information on how you can make sure that you are safe when using the internet and social networking sites. We have provided links to really useful websites that can give you advice and guidance on how to protect yourself. At the bottom of this page you will also find downloads on internet safety and cyber bullying. The websites linked in this area will show you ways that you can get yourself out of bad situations online.
The websites linked here try to keep things easy, so you’ll see they’ve split the different things you might do online into different sections. You can also watch films, play games and you have the ability to report someone if you think they are being inappropriate with you online. Please don’t forget that the Academy is always here to offer you support should you need it.
Internet Matters supports parents and carers to navigate the ever-changing digital landscape. We’re here to offer the best advice and information available to help you engage in your child’s online life and manage the risks they may face online.
Home-Start is a local community network of trained volunteers and expert support helping families with young children through their challenging times. We are there for parents when they need us the most because childhood can’t wait.
The Anti-Bullying Alliance is a coalition of organisations and individuals that are united against bullying.
Childnet’s mission is to work in partnership with others around the world to help make the internet a great and safe place for children.
The Marie Collins Foundation vision is for all children who suffer abuse facilitated by the internet and mobile technologies, and associated offline abuse, to be able to recover and live safe and fulfilling lives, free from fear and positive about their futures.
BBC Own It is the BBC’s destination to help kids take control of their lives online. The Own It website and app are full of advice and support around online safety, as well as inspiration for children’s futures and tips to build their digital skills.
All staff challenge students use of mobile devices based on the premise of
Content – being exposed to illegal, inappropriate or harmful material
Contact – being subjected to harmful online interaction with other users
Conduct – personal online behaviour that increases the likelihood of harm