E - Safety

As your child grows and becomes more independent, it is only natural that they take this independence online. In our teenage years we explore, try new things and sometimes push boundaries and take risks, this is an essential part of growing up.

With all of the potential that the online world and new technology offers, young people now have access to huge opportunities. They use technology to express themselves, explore, and be creative; it has changed the way they communicate.

The internet has changed all of our lives, and your child has grown up during this change. Many of the things that confuse, baffle or even scare us, are part of the everyday for them. For many of us, this can all be a bit too much.

Whether you’re great with technology or not so great, it’s still likely that you’ll be playing catch-up with the way your child is using the internet.

You might wonder whether what they are doing is safe, and you might also be thinking how can I be as good a parent online as I am offline?

The documents on the right and the links on this page aim to help you answer that question and the Parent Factsheet has lots of advice on how you can help your child be 'e-safe'.

 

Parents' links;

CEOP Parents/Careers: http://www.ceop.police.uk/safety-centre/Parents/

Think you know: https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/parents/

Kidssmart: http://www.kidsmart.org.uk/parents/

Vodafone digital parenting page: http://www.vodafone.com/content/index/parents.html

Connect Safely: http://www.connectsafely.org

Parent Information: http://parentinfo.org

Internet matters http://www.internetmatters.org/

Pupils' links;

Think you know: http://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/11_16/

Kidsmart: http://www.kidsmart.org.uk/

 

REPORTING PROCEDURES

If you or your child has an e-safety concern or you have information that you think the College should know then please e-mail;     esafety@bp.lewisham.sch.uk