E safety - keeping safe on the internet and online games
At Sherbrook E-safety is important to us. We have guidelines for the children and staff regarding safe use of ICT (information, communication technology) and the internet. The school also has joined up with National Online Safety (NOS) and is now accredited by them. As a Sherbrook parent / carer you can receive a log-in to access their online safety guides and training.
If you ever have any concerns about your child’s safety online you should contact CEOP (Child exploitation and Online Police). If your concerns are linked to school, then please inform your child’s school teacher or go directly to a member of the Senior Management Team (i.e. the Headteacher or the Deputy Headteacher).
If you would like resources to help you better inform your child about E-safety there are some good resources to be found on Childnet.
These are some NOS fact sheets you may find useful:
We're delighted to announce the launch of 'Nude Selfies: What Parents and Carers Need to Know'. This is a series of four short animated films for parents and carers offering advice on how to help keep their children safe from the risks associated with sharing nude and nearly nude images.
The films aim to help parents and carers:
· Understand young people's motivations for sending nude selfies.
· Plan to respond positively and constructively to an incident in which their child has shared a nude selfie.
· Gain confidence and skills in initiating preventative conversations.
· Identify risky behaviours or situations and know where to seek help.
· Know how to get help if a child is at risk after sharing an image.
The Nude Selfies films are accompanied by a guidance pack including a suggested session plan and practitioner guidance for delivering an effective workshop. We would encourage practitioners to use all channels available to disseminate these short films to their communities, such as emailing, texting, tweeting links to them from our www.youtube.com/ceop channel.
They are based on research findings from the European Commission-funded SPIRTO (Self-Produced Images: Risk Taking Online) Project and include:
Film One: Understanding Why
Film Two: Talking to your child
Film Three: When should I be worried?
Film Four: How to get help
The films are based on a two-year qualitative investigation led by the University of Edinburgh in partnership with the University of Linköping (Sweden), Innocence in Danger (Germany) and the CEOP Command of the National Crime Agency.
You can download Nude Selfies: What Parents and Carers Need to Know now! You'll find it under the 'Parents' tab in the Resources section of your online account at www.thinkuknow.co.uk/teachers/resources.
The NSPCC has provided information for parents concerning Sexting. Please see this link for information.
There has recently been a spate of instances regarding the Momo challenge, where a scary lifelike doll sets dangerous challenges. Please see this link for information regarding this.