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Online Safety And Abuse Reporting

Here at Teynham Community Pre-school we embrace all aspects of learning at all age groups. The pace of change in modern technological advances is great and it can be difficult both as parents and as care providers to keep up with it.  We ensure all staff are trained on new aspects of online safety and aim to communicate this as much as possible to parents. We know that many won't know what to look for or, when at home, will know where to find relevant information in the event a concern arises.  We have put together some useful pages and hope you will share with your children as we educate them to use technology safely.  They will also be a useful reference point should the need to find such information quickly occurs.
 

 REPORT ONLINE ABUSE WITH CEOP

If you, your child or even someone you know have received abusive or distressing messages or images online, they can be reported by clicking the image to the left. If there is imminent danger, dial 999 immediately. Ceop, created by the National Crime Agency, helps children to stay safe online. If someone has acted inappropriately towards you online, or to a child or young person you know (this includes being asked to do something that makes you feel uncomfortable or an insistence on meeting up) then report it.

REPORT ALL CONCERNS WITH CHILDLINE

Online abuse or concerns can also be raised with Childline if a child is distressed about what he or she has seen or been contacted about. Childline also covers all other problems a child might face so, if they feel they cannot talk to a parent or teacher, then call 0800 1111

 

HOW TO STAY SAFE. ADVICE FOR CHILDREN AND ADULTS OF ALL AGES.

It can be difficult in the rapidly changing world of mobile phone apps, social networking groups new technology and websites to keep up with what is and isn't safe. Thinkyouknow.co.uk, created by the team behind the Ceop reporting button, helps you to find out what’s good, what’s not and what you can do about it. They have dedicated zones for every age group and if you look after young people there’s an area for you too – with resources you can use in the classroom or at home.

OTHER ASPECTS OF ONLINE SAFETY

Inappropriate child contact is just one area of concern for adults. Fraud and viruses are just two of the many ways people's unsafe online activity can cause huge problems. Getsafeonline.org gives practical advice on every type of common problem a typical online user might encounter with good advice on safeguarding children. 

STAY IN THE KNOW

It can be difficult to remember all the dangers and easy to simply ignore. Childnet.com provides concise information for parents that helps to keep the subject current.  There are also some useful tools for professionals working with children.

OTHER PARENTAL ADVICE

Online safety is just one area modern parents can struggle to support their children on. Parentinfo.org aims to provide parents with support and advice on all aspects of a child's welbeing including subjects such as alcohol or drug abuse, bullying, exam stress to name a few.

OTHER PARENTAL ADVICE

Like Parentinfo, Parentzone.org.uk provides similar help and support for those subjects most parents hope to avoid.

PROTECTING YOURSELF

Education is the best form of defence but even the most wary of people can be caught out. The UK Safer Internet Centre aims to provide people with practical advice on how to stop some problems before they even arrive by optimising PC settings and utilising the tools provided by your service provider.  It also has information on the Safer Internet Day as well as books and games aimed at younger children to educate them on potential dangers.

ONLINE SAFETY RESOURCES FOR CHILDREN

Educating children is vital but the best way for them to understand about staying safe online is by finding out for themselves!  Hector's World, created by the team at Think You Know, offers an engaging group of animated characters with whom children 2-10 years old can form strong emotional bonds and use as positive role models.

 

Online Safety And Abuse Reporting