Risks of Instagram
Please be aware that some may find the content of this news story upsetting. However it is an important message that we feel parents and students themselves should be aware of.
Years 7, 8 and 9 online safety event
The video below shows the importance of parents knowing what their child is accessing through the internet. This video has been agreed by CEOP as suitable for Youtube.
Kayleigh’s Love Story
Film Prompts Grooming Reports
Thirty-five children have come forward fearing they have been groomed online, after police released a film about schoolgirl Kayleigh Haywood who was murdered in 2015 by a man she had chatted with on Facebook. The film, called Kayleigh's Love Story, was made available online and was shown to thousands of school pupils in September. Deputy Chief Constable Roger Bannister of Leicestershire Police said the force is “pleased that some good is coming from the awful tragedy,” adding that the film is raising “far greater awareness of the dangers of online grooming."
The link & Video is below but please be aware the short film would have a 15 rating:
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Children’s Legal Advice
Information & Guidance
Childnet International 'Safety' - leaflets, online presentations and tips from Childnet International, a non-profit organisation working with others to “help make the Internet a great and safe place for children”.
The site also has a film, how to prevent and respond to it, with accompanying interviews with the characters and teachers guide (Dec 2007).
US based public service information from a coalition made up of a wide range of Internet industry corporations and public interest organisations, including an online safety guide, tools for families and web sites for kids.
The IWF is the only authorised organisation in the UK operating an Internet ‘hotline’ for the public and IT professionals to report their exposure to potentially illegal content online. Their site also offers more general information about safe Internet usage, including this list of links to key documents and organisations.
Internet Safety Guidance for Parents - issued by Childnet International Panorama - One Click from Danger, Monday 7 January 2008.
This is a KSCB publication, which responds to questions raised by adults from various settings in this area to ensure that that they are competent, confident and safe when communicating with children and young people.
The latest information on the sites for children and young people, mobiles and new technology. For those who work with young people there’s an area with resources for use in the classroom or at home.
Help (via videos) on setting up parental controls on their home Internet.
Safer Internet day
Help Line for Students