CHILD EXPLOITATION AND ONLINE PROTECTION
Northumbria Police have collated a group of resources to help you keep your children safe:
► Understanding Child Sexual Exploitation - A Guide for Parents and Carers
► Online: Onguard - A Guide to Becoming Safer Online
► Keeping it Together - A Parent's Guide to Coping with Child Sexual Exploitation
► What To Do and How To Handle It - A Parent's Guide to Dealing with 'Sexting'
► Sharing Nudes - Northumbria Police Guide for Parents and Carers
SUPPORT FOR PARENTS
► NEW Northumbria Police - Parents/Carers Newsletter - Sharing videos and images online
► Digital Safety during COVID-19 document - advice from Newcastle City Council for supporting your children during this time
► A generic parental guidelines sheet - providing useful tips and strategies for parents to implement at home
► ThinkYouKnow parents and carers guidance power point - advice for protecting your children safe from online sexual exploitation.
► Department for Education suggested websites for advice for keeping our children safe online (31 March):
Thinkyouknow (advice from the National Crime Agency to stay safe online)
Internet matters (support for parents and carers to keep their children safe online)
Parent info (support for parents and carers to keep their children safe online)
LGfL (support for parents and carers to keep their children safe online)
Net-aware (support for parents and careers from the NSPCC)
Meet our CEOP Ambassador:
Mr C Appleby
(Associate Assistant Headteacher)
I completed my Child Exploitation and Online Protection training in November 2019, and now, as our CEOP Ambassador I have access to a wide range of knowledge, information, resources and training courses to help our young people understand how to keep themselves safe from exploitation and harm in the real world and online.
A key part of my role as CEOP Ambassador is stay up-to-date with CEOP news and safeguarding industry developments, and very importantly to keep up to date with the online safeguarding challenges that exist for children and young people today. I then share this information and resources made available to me through ThinkUKnow and CEOP with my colleagues, parents/carers and students within the Walker Community.
My sole aim as CEOP Ambassador is to ensure that we provide an outstanding standard of support and advice for our children on how to keep safe from exploitation and harm online. This is achieved by delivering key information in assemblies, our SMSC curriculum and in our everyday pastoral care. Parents and carers are also able to meet directly with me should they have any concerns or wish to enquire further about this subject.
As a father myself, I see online safeguarding as one of the biggest challenges that parents/carers face today, especially due to the multitude of risks online – from cyberbullying and depression fuelled by social media to unplanned contact, grooming and manipulation. As a result, I have a real passion to protect children against harm, abuse and exploitation, by empowering young people and their parents with the knowledge they need to become active guardians of their own safety and wellbeing.
I recommend the online links below for further information, updates and advice on all matters to do with safeguarding online and protecting children from sexual abuse and exploitation.
REPORT ONLINE BULLYING
If believe you are a victim of online bullying, or are aware of online bullying occurring within the Academy, please report your concerns by completing the form found HERE.
eSAFETY ACADEMY POLICIES
As an Academy we believe it is of paramount importance to ensure we have robust policies in place to ensure the safety of our students online.
eSafety related Academy policies:
RECOMMENDED ONLINE LINKS/GUIDANCE
Guidance published by Newcastle City Council to support digital safety.
Site which allows you report any concerns about online abuse and receive support from experienced child protection advisors.
For advice on how to keep your child safe on specific online games/programs they may be accessing.
Advice on a variety of online related issues you/ your child may be experiencing.
A collaboration between Parent Zone and NCA-CEOP, providing support and guidance for parents from leading experts and organisations.