Useful websites - Safeguarding and E-safety
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Safeguarding and E-Safety Websites
At Bledlow Ridge, children use the Internet on a regular basis as part of their learning. Technology enhances learning, and at our school we want to ensure pupils get the most from it, by encouraging responsible online behaviour.
In school have regular ‘e-safety’ activities to remind children of the importance of keeping themselves safe online. Bledlow ridge School has a commitment to safeguarding, and the welfare and well-being of children.
We know that children also have access to the Internet when they are out of school.
Here are some tips and useful links to help you to keep your children safe online and to talk to your child about what they are doing online.
Resources for families
Did you know social media platforms like the below have a minimum age limit of 13 or even older? So our pupils should NOT be using them.
Facebook / Instagram / Snapchat / WhatsApp / TikTok
We use some of these E-Safety videos in school so why not watch them at home with your children.
Lee and Kim and Hector will help children aged 5-7 to use the Internet safely
Childline is there to give young people a voice when no one else is listening. Whatever problems or dangers they're facing, it is a place for them to turn to for support – any time of day or night. Childline is a free, private and confidential service where children and you people can talk about anything.
They can be contacted on 0800 1111, or have a range of information, support and tools online.
Information and guides for parents and carers about the social media platforms, apps and games that young people use. You can also sign up to the Online Safety Newsletter to help you stay up to date with the latest trends, or download the free Net Aware app.
A series of 3 animations ‘I saw your willy’, ‘Lucy and the boy’, and ‘Mia’s story’, designed to prompt conversations between adults and children to keep them safe from online abuse. We use these videos in school but they are also ideal to share at home. The section also includes tips on how to start these kinds of conversations.
The education programme from CEOP (Child Exploitation and Online Protection), a UK organisation which protects children both online and offline. The site has information for parents and carers and games for children of different ages to help them to learn about online safety.
From working out if a child is old enough to walk home from school alone or thinking about how to keep their child safe online, these leaflets provide advice and support to parents