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E-Safety (Online Safety)

At Victoria School, we support students and families with E-Safety (online). 

Whilst we recognise that the internet is an amazing resource that enables children and young people to connect, communicate and be creative in a number of different ways, on a range of devices, life online for a child with SEND may pose additional challenges that require careful management and support. We have, therefore, devised a list below of useful websites and resources that will support our school community to safe when online.

Remember help is always available at school if you are having any problems online.

Don’t be afraid to talk to your teacher or another adult at school.

Child Exploitation and Online Protection Command

If you, or anyone you know, is worried about Child Exploitation, Online Protection or anything related to Internet safety please click here to be taken to the CEOP reporting website.

Think U Know - E-Safety Guidance

Thinkuknow is the education programme from NCA-CEOP, a UK organisation which protects children both online and offline.

Ages 4-7 Click Here

Ages 8-10 Click Here

Ages 11-13 Click Here

Ages 14 and above Click Here

 

National Online Safety - Parent Guides

These helpful guides are created by National Online Safety, we hope these will be informative and support you and your child to keep safe online:

Learning Disabilities, Autism and Internet Safety: A Guide for Parents

Useful Websites and Resources

The following websites offer support and advice to both young people and families:


 

  • Childnet: Childnet is an International, a non-profit organisation working with others to help make the internet a great and safe place for children.

www.childnet.com/

www.childnet.com/parents-and-carers/hot-topics/supporting-young-people-with-send-online

 

  • Safer internet: Safer internet offers tips, advice, guides and resources to help keep your child safe online.

www.saferinternet.org.uk/ 

The NSPCC also offer a wide range of resources and advice for parents, these are as follows:

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  • Keeping kids safe online

www.o2.co.uk/help/nspcc

The NSPCC have worked in collaboration with O2, bringing together O2’s tech know-how and the NSPCC’s expertise in protecting children.

 

  • Online Safety

www.nspcc.org.uk/keeping-children-safe/online-safety/

It can be hard to know how to talk to your child about online safety. From setting up parental controls to advice on sexting, online games and video apps, we can help you to understand the risks and keep your child safe.

 

  • Net Aware – a guide to social networks

www.net-aware.org.uk/

Net Aware describes and reviews all the latest and most popular social networking sites, apps and games used by children and young people. It also gives the views of parents and children.

Net Aware is a great resource to inform parents and carers who want to know about:

  • age suitability

  • privacy settings

  • appropriate content

  • safety and security settings

  • Supporting young people with SEND online

You can also get more advice and information on Cyber Bullying from the Department for Education's website by visiting the link below:

 

DfE - Advice for parents and carers on cyberbullying

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