E-SafetyAt The Newbridge School we take promoting E-Safety seriously.
We have a duty to safeguard and promote the welfare of our students, including their use of digital and mobile technologies, including the internet and to equip children with the skills to manage the very real risks associated with living in a digital age.
The information contained in this section is intended to help serve as a guide to keep our young people safe and legal when using the Internet. This guide will also cover safeguarding information for both young people and parents alike.
The internet, mobile phones, social networking and other interactive services have transformed the way in which we live. Children and young people are amongst the early adopters of the new technologies and move effortlessly between the various interactive services and devices to communicate, interact, create and share content with friends and family. They also often use these technologies as part of the school curriculum. This is why it is extremely important to make young people more aware of the dangers they may come across online and to direct them for help and advice if they need it.
REPORTING E-SAFETY CONCERNS
CEOP – CHILD EXPLOITATION AND ONLINE PROTECTION AGENCY
CEOP is an online service aimed to protect children from harm online and offline, directly through NCA led operations and in partnership with local and international agencies. CEOP’s aim is to pursue those who sexually exploit and abuse children, prevent people becoming involved in child sexual exploitation, protect children from becoming victims of sexual exploitation and sexual abuse, and prepare interventions to reduce the impact of child sexual exploitation and abuse through safeguarding and child protection work.
Has something happened online that has made you feel worried or unsafe?
Make a report to one of CEOP’s Child Protection Advisors
CEOP helps children stay safe online. Has someone acted inappropriately towards you online, or to a child or young person you know? It may be sexual chat, being asked to do something that makes you feel uncomfortable or someone being insistent on meeting up. You can report it to CEOP directly using the report link below.
WHAT CAN YOU REPORT TO CEOP?
CEOP is a place where you can report any inappropriate or potentially illegal activity with or towards a child online. This might be a conversation with someone online who you think may be an adult, and is treating a child in a way which makes you feel uncomfortable, or you think may be trying to meet them for sex.
Some examples of the reports that might be made to CEOP.
- Someone online asked me to send a nude image
- I shared a nude image with someone online and now they threatening me.
- Someone online kept asking me to meet them face-to-face, and I didn’t want to.
- Someone online was talking to me about sex and making me feel uncomfortable.
- Someone online put pressure on me to do things I didn’t want to do.
- Someone I met online was sending me pornography and making me feel uncomfortable.
WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOU MAKE A CEOP REPORT?
The Government has set up CEOP to take these reports and make sure that young people are safe online. CEOP is staffed by specialist police officers and investigators. Your report will go to straight to them. They understand how easy it is to be tricked online and your report will be believed. A police officer/specialist investigator will be then be in touch with you.
If you have any concerns regarding e-safety, you can also contact the school safeguarding team by emailing DSL@newbridge.org.uk
There are many different websites that can help you to understand the dangers of the internet and many which provide advice and guidance on how to help protect your child whilst they are on the internet. www.thinkuknow.co.uk is an excellent site that gives advice for pupils of all ages and parents. Other useful sites: www.childnet.com, www.digizen.org, www.cybermentors.org.uk.