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Online Safety

 

At Chapeltown Academy, we are committed to ensuring students are fully aware of how to stay safe online. We ensure that they know what to do if they or their friends are exposed to any online threats. Teaching them Online-safety is a vital part of the education we provide for all our pupils.

We also aim to ensure that all staff are familiar with Online Safety and adopt a consistent approach to dealing with related incidents and offering appropriate guidance to students. All online activity within school is monitored through the school’s Smoothwall web filter. A weekly report is then produced and discussed through our safeguarding team.

The online world is posing an ever-increasing risk to young people, and it is important that schools, parents and carers work together to take an active role in teaching them about online dangers. Learning how to act safely when using the internet is an incredibly important part of safeguarding our students. We are therefore delighted to announce that Chapeltown Academy have shown our commitment to protecting our students online by working with National Online Safety- providing resources for all school staff, parents and carers.

The resources include staff and parent Online Safety Courses, Online Safety webinars, explainer videos & monthly updates, weekly platform guides, lesson plans and additional CPD courses. The resources cover a huge range of Online Safety topics including:

  • Online Relationships
  • Fake Profiles & Social Bots
  • Online Bullying
  • Online Grooming
  • Child Sexual Exploitation
  • Sexual Harassment & Violence
  • Sexting
  • Live Streaming
  • Online Identity
  • Screen Addiction
  • Online Challenges
  • Overspending
  • Social Media Platforms
  • Online Gambling
  • Radicalisation, Terrorism & Extremism
  • Age Inappropriate Content
  • Copyright & Ownership
  • Hacking
  • Fake News
  • Online Fraud
  • Online Reputation
  • Personal Data
  • Pornography
  • Targeted Adverts & Pop-Ups
  • The Dark Web
  • Games & Trends

To create your account, please follow National Online Safety and complete your details. When you’re set up, you’ll be able to set ‘Parent/Carer’ as your user type.

You can access National Online Safety online via any device- including via their brand-new smartphone app. To download the app, please go to:

https://apps.apple.com/gb/app/national-online-safety/id1530342372

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=uk.co.nationaleducationgroup.nos

Answers to frequently asked questions and customer service can be accessed at https://helpdesk.thenationalcollege.co.uk/helpcentre .

 

NOS Parent Guides

For more parent guides please sign up to National Online Safety

 

 

Advice for Students

 

Internet Matters

Helping students keep safe online.

NSPCC Net Aware

Guidance to the social networks students use. Stay up to date and keep safe in today’s digital world.

Think U Know

The internet, relationships & you.

Childline

Childline is here to help anyone under 19 in the UK with any issue they’re going through. Whether it’s something big or small, our trained counselors are here to support you.

TikTok App Safety Guide

Practical advice for young people.

Facebook Graph Search

This guide will show you how to check that you’re happy with everything that might appear about you in a Facebook Graph Search.

Zipit App

Zipit provides witty comebacks in the form of images to help students avoid sexting situations, keeping the situation in control.

Advice for Parents

 

Internet Matters

Helping parents keep their kids safe online.

 

NSPCC Net Aware

Guidance to the social networks your kids use. Stay up to date and keep your child safe in today’s digital world.

 

Report Online Safety

Information on when and how to report and Online Safety concern.

 

Think U Know

I am concerned about my child (General Advice and guidance).

 

UK Safer Internet

Explains how to setup filters on your Internet at home to prevent age inappropriate content being accessed on devices in your home.

 

Childline

Childline is here to help anyone under 19 in the UK with any issue they’re going through. Whether it’s something big or small, our trained counselors are here to support you.

 

TikTok

TikTok app safety – What parents need to know

TikTok App Safety Guide

Practical advice for parents and young people

 

Snapchat

Snapchat privacy settings – controls and settings guide

 

Google Safety Centre

Find out about the Top 5 Google safety features including Google SafeSearch and YouTube filtering.

 

Facebook Graph Search

This guide will show you how to check that you’re happy with everything that might appear about you in a Facebook Graph Search.

 

Parent Info Articles

Parent Info boasts a wealth of articles covering the risks in the latest technology and lots of useful guidance.

 

Zipit App

Zipit provides witty comebacks in the form of images to help children avoid sexting situations, keeping the situation in control.

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