The online world is a wonderful place for young people to explore, with unprecedented opportunities for learning and creativity. However, just like the real world there are risks and dangers students should be aware of, and which we can act to protect them from. Although the school teaches students online safety as part of the curriculum, it is vital that parents are aware of the risks too, and what they can do to develop a culture of online safety in the home.

This page has some helpful resources for parents that will enable parents to help keep their children safe online. If you have any concerns about your child's online safety, there is always someone at school available to talk to you.

CEOP (Child Exploitation and Online Protection)

CEOP is here to keep children safe from sexual abuse and grooming online. Students can make a report directly to the CEOP Safety Centre by clicking on the Click CEOP button below if something has happened online which has made them feel unsafe, scared or worried. This might be from someone they know in real life, or someone they have only ever met online. CEOP take all reports seriously and they will do everything they can to keep students safe. As well as making a report to the CEOP Safety Centre, the CEOP Education website has information and advice to help students if something has happened to them online.

CEOP are unable to respond to reports about bullying but if a student is being bullied and would like to talk to someone in confidence, they can speak to a trusted adult in school or their parent/guardian can do this on their behalf. Alternatively students can call Childline on 0800 1111 or talk to them online – no worry is too big or too small.ceop_report_btn.png

Sexting

The term ‘sexting’ describes the use of technology to share intimate images of yourself. It’s a word-mix of sex and texting. The content can vary, from text messages to images of partial nudity to sexual images or videos. For more information and guidance for parents and children visit the Childnet website.

Protecting your Child Online

You will find below some of our latest resources supporting parents and children by clicking on the links below:

Streaming Apps and Sites

Online Learning Top Tips for Students

Screen Grabs

Online Learning Top Tips for Parents

Location Tracking

Fake News

Gaming Streamers and Influencers

Online Hoaxes

Fitness Trackers

Online Shopping

Amazon Alexa

House Party Guidance

Catfishing

Other Useful Resources

Please find some links and resources that you might find helpful.

The guidance around online safety is ever evolving. We have collated a number of useful resources below to help parents/guardians navigate the digital map.

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Safer Communities Service

Lincolnshire County Council provides the following guidance: 

thinkuknow secondary parents  

Stay Safe Partnership Advice for Parents/Guardians

Wake Up Wednesday

Every Wednesday on our social media platform, we deliver an online safety post as part of a campaign #WakeUpWednesday from the National Online Safety. These are also sent to parents/guardians, Tutors and students. Below is what has been sent so far:

Back to school

BeReal

Building Cyber Resilience at Home 

Call of Duty - Modern Warfare II

Crypto Currency

Email Scams

Facebook

Facebook Messenger

FIFA 23

Google Chromebook

Instagram

Metaverse

Netflix

Online Bullying

Potentially Dangerous Apps

Reddit

Roblox

Setting up Apps, Games and Software

Snapchat

Social Media and Mental Health

Social Media Influencers

Social Media Scams

TikTok

Twitter

WhatsApp

World of Warcraft

YouTube