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The online world is a wonderful resource providing a huge amount of information and many learning activities. However, it has a darker side, with some information not appropriate to learners and users vulnerable to exploitation. Students and parents should be aware of the potential dangers and take measures to ensure safe usage by all. The information in this section is provided to help you think about how to ensure that all students access the internet safely and responsibly.
A number of organisations are working to make the internet a safe place for the benefit of all users. Please click on the thumbnail to go to the relevant website.
Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre
The Child Exploitation and Online Protection (CEOP) Centre is a law enforcement agency that aims to tackle child sex abuse wherever and whenever it happens. Part of its strategy for achieving this is to give e-safety advice for parents and carers, training for educators and child protection professionals, and a ‘report abuse’ button for reporting abuse online.
Thinkuknow- Online Safety for Young People and their Parents
The CEOP Thinkuknow website has a range of information on online safety for young people, with key topics including mobiles, gaming, social networking, chatting, podcasts, blogs, and peer-to-peer technologies. The content of the site is based on three key messages:
- How to have fun online
- How to stay in control online
- How to report a problem online.
ParentInfo- from CEOP and Parent Zone
Parent Info is a collaboration between CEOP and Parent Zone.
Parent Zone was founded in 2005 and has a track record of providing information, support and advice to parents. In recent years, The Parent Zone's work has focused on the impact of digital technologies on families. We provide information, resources and training for parents and those who work with them.