At Phoenix Academy we teach our children the importance of staying safe in today’s online world.
In the academy, we use a filtering system to prevent children accessing inappropriate sites. We also teach lessons on e-safety’ to remind children of the importance of keeping themselves safe online.
At home, sometimes children can be given unsupervised access to the Internet. This, potentially, allows them to access all kinds of society (both good and bad) and bring them virtually into their homes.
To support our community in keeping Phoenix children safe here are some links to useful sites and links to offer guidance and support.
Please remember it is possible to report abuse and exploitation direct to CEOP following the CEOP link on their home page.
Grooming or other illegal behaviour:
If you want to report someone who is behaving suspiciously online towards a child, you should in an emergency contact the emergency services by calling 999, or otherwise make a report to CEOP, the Child Exploitation Online Protection Centre, see www.ceop.gov.uk.
Child sexual abuse images:
If you stumble across criminal content online, you should report this to the Internet Watch Foundation www.iwf.org.uk/report. Criminal content in the UK includes child sexual abuse images, criminally obscene adult content as well as non-photographic child sexual abuse images.
You can report terrorism related content to the police’s Counter Terrorism Internet Referral Unit at www.gov.uk/report-terrorism.
Online content which incites hatred on the grounds of race, religion, disability, sexual orientation or gender should be reported to True Vision at www.report-it.org.uk.
A family agreement is a great way to start a conversation as a whole family about how the internet should be used safely and responsibly when online at home, at school or at a friend’s house.
To support parents in creating a family agreement Childnet International have put together some free advice and a helpful family agreement template for families to use as a starting point.
An online safety story for 3-7 year olds. http://www.childnet.com/resources/smartie-the-penguin
If you would like a leaflet to help please click here