CEOP (Child Exploitation & Online Protection)
The ‘Click CEOP’ button provides direct access to an online system for reporting known or suspected child sexual exploitation or child sexual abuse directly to the CEOP. It has been developed to offer children, young people, parents/carers and professionals a simple and easy way of gaining access to a trusted online safety advice, help and support.
As more people and children are online at the moment it is vitally important they we maintain our knowledge and vigilance so completing these activities will help us all. Parents information is right at the bottom of the web-page (link below).
CEOP are unable to respond to reports about bullying but if you’re being bullied and would like to talk to someone in confidence right now you can speak to Childline on 0800 1111 or talk to them online – no worry is too big or too small. Please also tell an adult that you trust, like a parent/carer or teacher.
E-safety and Social Media
At Bramley Vale Primary, child safety is our priority and we are dedicated to keeping our children safe online by giving them the right skills and knowledge to make safe choices.
To help us achieve this, we encourage everyone to remain aware of the National Online Safety updates we send out, but also their website for useful advice and tips.
Each term, we share our I-vengers e-safety guide to highlight the most up to date information about online safety. This ties into our I-vengers assembly at school. We also share any relevant information via our school newsletter which is sent out electronically via email.
If you have any concerns please do not hesitate to contact school.
“We believe in empowering parents, carers and trusted adults with the information they need to hold informed and age-appropriate conversations about online safety with their child…” National Online Safety, 2019.
Kids will continue to spend more time online over the next few years. Whether it’s for school work, connecting with friends or playing games, Net Aware has everything you need to know to help keep them safe.
The best way to help keep your children safe online during lockdown is to continue having conversations around online safety, regularly check phone and app settings together, and manage time online.
But it’s also a challenging time. If you’re usual rules and routines around online safety have stopped or changed, then be kind to yourself and think why. It might be that they just don’t work during lockdown. Remember that it’s ok to adapt and make the right changes for you family.
Follow this link for more information.
7 top tips for supporting children to express themselves safely online.
What Parents Need to Know About Fake News
A free online safety guide on fake news.
Fake news can be false information, photos or videos purposefully created to confuse or misinform. It can also be genuine information that has been manipulated to deceive. It’s important that children learn how to distinguish between real news and fake news, so that they don’t inadvertently share something which isn’t true or believe something which could be misleading.
In the guide, you’ll find tips on a number of potential risks such as embarrassment, negative influences on people’s behaviour and negative emotions.
Click here for your copy.
Tips for Parents (In-game chat)
As the holidays approach, many children will be spending more time online and many will be having fun gaming and chatting to their friends online. As a professional, remember one of the key principles of children and gaming: the majority of children use gaming for socialisation over and above the actual game. It’s one of the reasons Fortnite, COD, PUBG and other games are so popular.
CEOP released a YouTube video back in August that might be useful for some of your parents. It’s only 38 seconds long so if you use social media in your school (e.g. Twitter, Facebook) share the link, or you could link to it from your school website where there is other useful information for them.
The YouTube video is HERE.
Take control of what your child can access on the internet but also take the time discuss with them why. The guides below may offer a good conversation starter for your family.