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'Children and young people need to be empowered to keep themselves safe – this isn’tjust about a top-down approach. Children will be children – pushing boundaries andtaking risks. At a public swimming pool we have gates, put up signs, have lifeguards andshallow ends, but we also teach children how to swim.' Dr Tanya Byron  
 
 
 
If you are looking for advice on how to set-up an e-Safety policy - there are examples on the Wokingham Learning Hub.
 Wokingham Learning Hub 
 
 
Listed below are a series of links to websites offering e-safety guidance:
 
www.kidsmart.org.uk - Kidsmart is an award winning practical internet safety programme website for schools, young people, parents, and agencies, produced by the children's internet charity Childnet International. Includes sets of resources that breakdown using ICT safely both in school and at home, addressing acceptable use, anti-bullying, use of photography and issues around child protection. There are some really good resources, lesson plans and free leaflets from various charities including Childnet.

 

www.childnet-int.org - Childnet International - a non-profit organisation working with others to “help make the Internet a great and safe place for children”.

 

www.thinkuknow.co.uk - brought to you by the Child Exploitation and Online Protection (CEOP) Centre and contains loads of information on how to stay safe online.  All hot topics are covered – including mobiles, blogging and gaming sites – and you can tell us if you feel uncomfortable or worried about someone you’re chatting to online.

 
 

For Schools/Teachers

 

BECTA - Safeguarding learners online 

 
(This booklet contains background information, advice and guidance for Primary teachers relating to e-safety issues. It signposts appropriate opportunities to embed e-safety within the curriculum and free online teaching resources from a range of organisations to help support lessons)
 

BBC Chatguide for Teachers 

 

'Beyond the e-safety net'  www.standards.dcsf.gov.uk/nationalstrategies/node/162728

 

Knowing the risks, Understanding the technologies,Changing our behaviours.   Produced for teachers and subject leaders who deliver the ICT Programme of Study for KS3 & 4.  May also be useful for school network managers and technicians, school leadership teams and those who work with parents and carers to support e-safety.

 

For Parents

 

www.parentscentre.gov.uk - Parent Centre - For all parents and carers who want to help their child or children to learn. Here you will find support, information and advice about your child's learning and the English education system.

 

BBC Chatguide for Parents 

 

www.childalert.co.uk - All aspects of child safety on wide range of topics including internet and mobile phone safety.

 

www.cyberangels.org - American website - Information for parents

  

Do you know your spam from your spyware? As a parent there are things you need to know about keeping your kids safe online. The Next Generation e-safety quiz will help you find out whether you’re a techno-phobe or techno-tastic.
Try the quiz!
 
 

For Pupils/Students

 
 

BBC Chatguide for Children 

 

BBC Chatguide for Teens 

 

www.safeteens.com - A place for teens and parents to learn how to use the Internet safely. No preaching, just good advice

www.websafecrackerz.com - (WSC) activities for teenagers to help them understand the issues of safety and security online

CyberNetrix - Great site for creating an online room to explore how to stay out of trouble on the net.

 

Organisations

 

www.nch.org.uk - NCH - campaigns for wider access to information and communication technology for children from less advantaged backgrounds. We also recognise that the internet enables those who would harm children to have wider and more direct access to them. Therefore we strongly promote online safety for all children.

 

www.iwf.org.uk -  Internet Watch Foundation - The UK hotline for reporting illegal content specifically: Child abuse images hosted worldwide and criminally obscene and incitement to racial hatred content hosted in the UK

 

www.icra.org - Internet Content Rating Association - an independent non-profit organization whose mission is to direct users to the content they want, to trust what they find, and to avoid content they prefer not to see, whether for themselves or their children.

 

ChildLine - Free helpline for children and young people in the UK

 

 

Other Useful Links

 

www.getsafeonline.org - Get Safe Online will help you protect yourself against internet threats. The site is sponsored by government and leading businesses working together to provide a free, public service.

www.virtualglobaltaskforce.com - The Virtual Global Taskforce (VGT) is made up of police forces from around the world working together to fight online child abuse.

 

www.besafeonline.org - Advice and information about Internet safety for parents and teachers, plus opportunities to discuss problems and share solutions. This guidance is intended to make adults more aware of how to use the Internet safely, so that they can encourage safe behaviour online among children and young people.

 

www.safekids.com - Your family's guide to making the Internet and Technology
fun, safe and productive.

 

www.childinternetsafety.co.uk - Child Internet Safety is a scheme operated by Bespoke Computing Ltd to raise awareness of illicit Internet material through the use of web content filtering software produced by SolarSoft Ltd whilst raising money to boost essential school funds.

 

www.getnetwise.org - child safety on the internet, how to stop spam/unwanted emails, advice about spyware etc