Safer Internet

Here are a few links to help make your life online safer. - Resources for 11-19s - Facebook Checklist - How to make a report about non Academy Systems

NSPCC - Share Aware

Beaufort Co-operative Academy - Whisper Report System

NSPCC - Pokemin Go Parents Guide

Staying safe online

  • When it comes to online gaming, Childline says not to give out personal information that might identify you, and to tell someone if you are made to feel uncomfortable
  • The Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre (CEOP) says there are a few "warning signs" when it comes to online gaming - if someone tries encourages you to share personal information, offers you "cheats" to help with a game or seems to have lots in common with you, they could have an ulterior motive
  • Flattery, trying to talk about sex, asking for pictures or trying to keep the messages a secret should also set alarm bells ringing
  • CEOP's campaign, "Think U Know", also includes resources for use in the class room or at home, and a way of reporting concerns
  • BBC Webwise has made a series of films about family online safety - how to use controls, locks and parental tools, how to beat online bullies and information about "sexting"
  • Essex Police's website features a film of a teenager speaking out about how she was manipulated and threatened by a man online