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eSafety & Safeguarding

Please click here to access the latest information from CEOP and Parent Zone about the following:

- Nude selfies: Understanding why

- Setting safety and privacy setting for social media apps

- Self-harm: What parents should know

- Teens on Tinder

 

The comprehensive list of eSafety weblinks below is aimed at providing information and better awareness to students, teachers and parents of the issues relating to the use of the Internet, mobile phones and other ICT technologies.

Communication systems such as social networks, blogs, mobile phones and email have become increasingly important in our daily lives and often have important benefits but, as we all know, there are also risks to be considered and evaluated.

Access to the Internet can take place almost anywhere at anytime and it is important that students, teachers and parents are aware of the risks and know how to use modern technologies appropriately and are able to discuss the issues in school, at home and between friends and what actions to take when something goes wrong.

Pent Valley has integrated eSafety lessons, across the year groups, and this webpage provides additional support in addition to the materials sent out to parents and students during the year.

The websites below provide a comprehensive list of links and information about online safety so parents, and their children, can decide what is right for their family when using the Internet and associated technologies.

e-Safety Websites

Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre (CEOP)
ceop.police.uk
CEOP works with child protection partners across the UK and overseas to identify the main threats to children and coordinates activity against these threats to bring offenders to account. CEOP protects children from harm online and offline, both directly and in partnership with local and international agencies.” Click on the link if you or somebody you know of has been, or may be, the victim of on-line harassment, bullying or exploitation.

 

Internet Watch Foundation (IWF)
www.iwf.org.uk
Click on the link if you have discovered any offensive websites or obscene content on the internet. The Internet Watch Foundation has the power to shut these sites down. To minimise the availability of potentially criminal internet content specifically:

  • Child sexual abuse content* hosted anywhere in the world
  • Criminally obscene adult content hosted in the UK
  • Non-photographic child sexual abuse images hosted in the UK

Think U Know
www.thinkuknow.co.uk
Think U Know is an important web site that is aimed at children and their parents/carers to educate all concerned about the potential dangers and risks that currently exisit on the internet. It is an important aspect of modern life that parents and carers are aware of exactly what their children have posted on line, what security risks there are and also what site their children are visiting. Please click on the link below and spend some time watching the video clips and resources therein.

ChildLine
www.childline.org.uk
Childline offers help and advice to children who are worried, concerned or at risk in any way. If you would like to contact an impartial person to discuss any issues that you may be finding difficult, please click on the link below or ring the number shown.

 

MIND
www.mind.org.uk
Click on the link below if you would like to make contact with an impartial person to speak to if you, or someone you know of , may be feeling depressed, anxious or suffering from any sort of mental illness.
“We provide advice and support to empower anyone experiencing a mental health problem. We campaign to improve services, raise awareness and promote understanding.”

 

Talk to FRANK
www.talktofrank.com
FRANK helps you find out everything you might want to know about drugs (and some stuff you don’t). For friendly, confidential advice, Talk to FRANK. Click on the link below if you have any queries, or are concerned about any one, in relation to drug, alcohol and substance abuse.

 

Net Aware
www.net-aware.org.uk
Guide to social networks your kids use, stay up to date and keep you child safe in today's digital world.

 

Parenting Programmes
To access parenting programmes, Incredible Years, Incredible Babies and Strengthening Families, Strengthening Communities, visit: http://www.kelsi.org.uk/support-for-children-and-young-people/health-and-wellbeing/kent-parenting-service - complete access form and return to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Domestic abuse support – One Stop Shop – every Wednesday at Folkestone Early Years Centre – 12.30 – 2.30pm

 

General links

Online safety for children: a guide to protecting your kids online
ChildNet International  – special parents section & leaflets for download
GetNetWise
Be Safe Online
BBC guide to using the Internet
Digizen – Young people and social networks
KidSMART
Connect Safely
Digital Safety: Staying Safe Online

Personal
Internet Watch Foundation Report illegal web content
Remove your details from 192.com

Chatroom
ChatDanger

Bullying
Anti-Bullying Network
Bullying UK

Fun
CBBC stay safe website

Technical
Get safe online

Filtering
Net Nanny
Safe Surf
CyberPatrol

Text Message Translators
Lingo to word
Transl8it – make sense of text messaging

Social Networking
10 Privacy Settings Every Facebook User Should Know