E-Safety for Pupils
Main Risks or Problems
The main risks or problems associated with the internet and mobile technology are:
- Online reputation.
- Social networking.
- Online grooming.
- Video chat and webcams.
- Location services.
- Premium rate content.
The link below to Childnet provides a full description of each, including key advice.
Need Someone to Talk to?
If there is an adult you trust and feel you can talk to, like a teacher or family member, you should let them know what’s happened.
In March 2017, Childline launched a new app providing counselling to young people in the UK and Channel Islands through their smartphone. The app, named ‘For Me’ and invented by four teenagers, allows users to interact with all Childline’s online services including: 1-2-1 chat with a counsellor; the 'Ask Sam’ problem pages; and entrance to their private 'locker’, an area where they have their own daily mood tracker and can write down personal thoughts.
The app, developed in partnership with Barclays, is available as a free download so young people can easily access Childline's online services.
Stop, Speak, Support
In November 2017, The Duke of Cambridge launched the ‘Stop, Speak, Support’ campaign as part of The Royal Foundation’s Taskforce on the Prevention of Cyberbullying.
The campaign was developed by a panel of young people to encourage their peers to take three simple steps when they see bullying online.
Find out more about the Stop, Speak, Support campaign.
You can talk to Childline about any problem you are worried about. They are available 24 hours a day and can talk to you in confidence. You can call them for free on 0800 1111 or visit their website.
If you are being bullied and need someone to talk to, you can find someone to talk to at Cybermentors, where there are people your own age and counsellors ready to listen and help.
CEOP - Report Abuse
If someone has acted inappropriately online towards you or someone you know, you can report it directly to CEOP. It could be sexual chat, being asked to do something that makes you feel uncomfortable or someone asking to meet up.
Get Safe Online
Being the victim of online crime can be as distressing as real-world robbery. Learn about the real risks and understand the urgency of protecting yourself at GetSafeOnline.