Safeguarding & e-safety
The internet and social media are now a part of everyday life.
This technology offers opportunities to learn, to be entertained and to socialise. We need to support our children in safely accessing the internet, and in developing the skills to make informed decisions about what they access and share with others. As the use of the internet has grown to encompass all areas of life, children need to develop the resilience to deal with potential situations that arise in order keep themselves safe, while exploring and enjoying the positive aspects of the internet.
Useful information on how to keep your child safe on the internet, and on the use of social media.
Links for students
Additional support for concerns regarding domestic violence during lockdown.
Links to report abuse and concerns on line
The Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre enables adults and young people to make reports of actual or attempted abuse online.
- Know IT all – keeping up with children and young people on the internet
- Keeping Young Children Safe Online
- Video Chat and Webcams
- Facebook – Be in control of what you share on line
- Online Reputation Check
- How to set up parental controls offered by BT, SKY, Talk Talk, Virgin Media
- Information about: Google search BBC iPlayer ITV Player Sky Go
- Parents’ Guide to Technology
CEOP's Think U Know provides information for Students and Parents on a range of topics connected to online safety.
||Leeds Safeguarding Children Board (LSCB) is a statutory body which is independently chaired and consists of senior representatives of all the principal agencies and organisations working together to safeguard and promote the welfare of children and young people in the City.
The Department for Education has commissioned the NSPCC to establish a dedicated independent helpline for people who have experienced sexual abuse in educational setting.
The helpline went live on 1 April and will provide both children and adults who have experienced sexual abuse in schools with support and advice, including onward action such as contacting the police if they wish to. The helpline will also provide support to parents and professionals. Anyone who gets in touch through this dedicated helpline will also be signposted to other relevant support services available, including Childline, which provides ongoing support and counselling to children and young people.
The dedicated and confidential NSPCC helpline – Report Abuse in Education can be reached on 0800 136 663 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.