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eSafety

The Internet has become part of our everyday lives and is now easier to access then ever before.

Use of the Internet can also have risks. Young people are more at risk of exposure to inappropriate or criminal behaviour if they are unaware of the dangers.

  • Facebook / Bebo / Myspace - Many of these sites have a minimum age limit of 13, so our pupils should NOT be using them.
  • Keep your computer in a shared area - Talk to your child about what they are doing online and, if possible, set up your computer in a shared area at home so that you can all share in the wonderful sites that are available online

These dangers include:

  • Viewing unsuitable content e.g. hate material, adult content, sites that endorse unhealthy behaviour
  • Giving out personal information
  • Arranging to meet an online 'friend'
  • Becoming involved in, or the victim of, bullying, identity theft, or making and sending indecent or illegal images
  • Spending too much time online (internet addiction), which can effect concentration, sleep and health
  • Copying information from the Internet or buying work from other people to use as their own (Kent.gov.uk)

At Billinghams South we take eSafety very seriously links to the CEOP website can be found on all the children's Learning Platform accounts. Please read the guidance leaflet below published by Cleveland Police.

Click on the link below to access the offical CEOP website.

Parents & Carers

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Mobile Phones

A third of 5 to16 year olds are believed to have a mobile phone, so it’s essential that parents/carers are aware of how they can be used safely.

Research conducted by YouGov for the Carphone Warehouse found that nearly half of parents said they are unaware that parental controls for mobile phones exist. With more than two in five of 8 to 15 year olds in the UK having accessed inappropriate content from their mobile phones.

Professor Tanya Byron has been advising the Government on child internet safety since 2007 and worked with the Carphone Warehouse to procude a guide for parents on mobile web safety.

Mobile phone safety advice for children and young people:

  • Only give your mobile number to your friends and people that you trust.
  • Don’t share it on social networking websites.
  • Don't lend your phone to someone you don't know or trust, or put it in a place where other people could get hold of it.
  • Lock your phone with a PIN code so if anyone steals your phone they won't be able to use it.
  • If you have Bluetooth on your phone, keep this switched off when you are not using it.
  • If your mobile phones uses GPS technology then make sure you only share your location with trusted friends and family
  • Always check your privacy settings on applications you use on your mobile phone as sometimes these will be different to when you use websites online
  • Always remember that once you’ve sent a text, picture or video (even to someone you know or trust) they can send it to other people without you knowing, so always think before you post
  • If something happens on your mobile phone that makes you feel worried or uncomfortable then always speak to an adult you trust straight away.

Click on the link below for more useful tips.

Click on the link below to print off a helpful e-Safety leaflet