Although the BEC teaches students e-safety as part of the curriculum, it is vital that parents are aware of the risks too, and what they can do to develop a culture of e-safety in the home.
If you have any concerns about your child’s e-safety, there is always someone at the Centre or their Mainstream school who is available to talk to you. Simply call the your child school and the centre and ask for our Lead Designated Safeguarding Officer, or speak to any member of staff.
The online world is a wonderful place for young people to explore, with unprecedented
Think You Know website – created by the police for parents of children at secondary school. It contains useful information about:
- Cyberbullying– what it is and what to do about it
- Keeping your child safe online– a checklist for parents and carers
- Facebook– parents’ guide
- Online grooming– the risks children face online
- Accessing inappropriate websites
You can access the Child Exploitation & Online Protection Centre directly by visiting the CEOP website.
Other useful websites:
www.childnet.com – Visit the ‘Know It All’ Section for an interactive guide about online safety
www.getsafeonline.org – Free up-to-date security advice
www.ceop.police.uk – Website of the Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre
www.bbc.co.uk/onlinesafety – guidance about how to make the most of being online while staying safe.
www.nspcc.org.uk/preventing-abuse/keeping-children-safe/share-aware – the NSPCC has launched the Share Aware campaign which provides straightforward advice to parents on how to keep their 8-12-year-olds safe on social networks
www.childnet.com/resources/know-it-all-for-parents/kiafp-cd – an e-safety presentation from Childnet International
http://parentinfo.org/ – Advice for parents to keep children safe online
http://swgfl.org.uk/ – South West Grid for Learning Internet safety advice, training and resources