All computers in the Academy have Internet access, as the Internet is an invaluable research tool for students.


Safe Use Of The Internet

Just like the offline world, the online world has its hazards which can seem daunting if you are not as used to computers as your children. While we do not want to deter them from using it, after recent events highlighted by the media of the dangers of the Internet here are some guidelines for both parents and students to observe when surfing at home.

E-Safety Advice For Students - Click to Download

E-SAFETY


Safer Internet UK
Online safety tips, advice and resources to help children and young people stay safe online.

Think You Know
Education programme from the National Crime Agency's CEOP command

Internet Matters
Helping Parents To Keep Children Safe Online

Parent Info Org
Support for parents and carers to keep their children safe online


National Online Safety Centre
National Online Safety have comprehensive training and resources for teachers, parents and children.

LGfL Online Safety
Support for parents and carers to keep their children safe online

Net Aware
Advice for parents and carers from the NSPCC

Let's Talk About It
Support for parents and carers to keep children safe from online radicalisation



Finally Middlesbrough Council's prevent website also has digital resilience pages you may wish to make use of for further resources:

Middlesbrough Council: Digital Safety

Useful Websites
Take the time to find the best and most useful sites for you and your family. Add them to your favourites. Give each family member their own folder for their favourite sites.

Live Streaming Apps Guide
MOMO Guide For Parents
Digital Parenting Magazine
Staying Safe Online: Parents Edition
Apps Parents Need To Know About
Using Youtube's restricted mode
Using Social Media
Radicalisation Online
Safer Internet Centre

Support For Parents
Children can talk to a ChildLine counsellor 24 hours a day about anything that is worrying them by ringing 0800 11 11 or in an online chat at:

Childline Online

If parents or carers are concerned that their child is being contacted by adults as a result of having shared sexual imagery they should report to NCA-CEOP at:

CEOP Website

If parents and carers are concerned about their child, they can contact the NSPCC Helpline by ringing 0808 800 5000, by emailing help@nspcc.org.uk, or by texting 88858. They can also ring the Online Safety Helpline by ringing 0808 800 5002.

Further advice in relation to a sexting matter can be sought from the Marie Collins Foundation (MCF) by ringing 01765 688827 or by visiting:

Marie Collins Foundation

The NSPCC has information and advice about sexting available on its website:

NSPCC: Sexting Advice

Parent Info provides information and advice to parents from expert organisations on topics ranging from sex and relationships, mental health and online safety.

Parent Info Online

The UK Safer Internet Centre have produced checklists for parents on using social networks safely:

Safer Internet UK Social Media Checklists