Safeguarding/E-Safety Concerns

Our aim at Urmston Grammar is to encourage our students to use the internet, social media and other digital devices safely and positively.

The information below will help ensure your safety online.

Use our Whisper tool to report an issue anonymously.


 


Here are 5 top tips to help you stay safe online:

(Source:  UK Safer Internet Centre)

 

  1. Protect your online reputation: use the tools provided by online services to manage your digital footprints and ‘think before you post.’ Content posted online can last forever and could be shared publicly by anyone.
  2. Know where to find help: understand how to report to service providers and use blocking and deleting tools. If something happens that upsets you online, it’s never too late to tell someone.
  3. Don’t give in to pressure: if you lose your inhibitions you’ve lost control; once you’ve pressed send you can’t take it back.
  4. Respect the law: use reliable services and know how to legally access the music, film and TV you want.
  5. Acknowledge your sources: use trustworthy content and remember to give credit when using other people’s work/ideas.

Student Links

Here are some useful websites for further information.  To go to a particular site click on the relevant logo and it will take you directly to the website.

 

  KidSmart

Kidsmart is run by Childnet It supports young people in how to use the internet and to stay safe when surfing on the web.

 

Childline

Childline is supported by the NSPCC.  Provides lots of useful advice to young people on lots of issues including E-Safety.

  ThinkuKnow

ThinkuKnow is run by CEOP and has information for young people between the ages of 5-16, parents and resources for professionals to teach internet safety.

  Childnet International

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

UK Safer Internet Centre

Where you can find e-safety tips, advice and resources to help children and young people stay safe on the internet.

  ChatDanger

This site explains how to stay safe in different forms of online chat including mobiles, internet messenger and gaming.

 

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