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Principal - J Cairns
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Principal - J Cairns

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Online Safety

Online Safety

With more social networking sites appearing online such as 听听&听听it has never been more important to stay safe online and know the risks.

Social networking sites allow you to create an online persona and interact with friends and听other members of the public.

Whilst most social networking sites allow you to protect your profile to just your chosen friends, many people decide to share their profile with anyone and everyone. These very popular sites offer a fantastic opportunity to interact with others in the electronic age but, sadly, a few individuals also use these sites for bullying and intimidation.

听is an excellent site with advice for parents and should be a must read. See below for details.

What can you do?

Nothing is more important than knowing what your child is doing online and how they use chat, instant messaging, blogs, forums & social networking sites.

A great idea is to get them to show you how it all works and you shouldn鈥檛 be afraid to ask but don鈥檛 panic if you鈥檙e not quite sure, take a note of what programs and sites they use and do a bit of investigation later on.

Try setting up some rules which you are all agreed on, make sure that your child is happy with how to protect themselves when online and what they should do if they feel at risk.

I want to block these sites!

If you are convinced that there is no alternative, you can install filtering software but be careful, there are often ways around these and your child may feel they have to hide what they are doing from you.

The school has extensive filtering solutions. 探花精选 solutions are generally not as advanced but that doesn鈥檛 mean they won鈥檛 work!

听has a list of programs and information on how you can protect your children AND your computer. 听has a side by side comparison of filtering software.

Proxy Avoidance Sites

A huge problem for all filtering companies and one that has not been overcome is proxy avoidance sites.

These sites which can be set up very easily allow someone to bypass any filtering that is in place. The website 鈥榞ets鈥 the banned site and displays it without actually sending you to the site itself. Unfortunately there are dozens of these sites appearing every week and all the filtering providers can only ban them when they are found; there isn鈥檛 a way to simply block them all up front.

There鈥檚 something nasty on鈥

If you have come across bullying on a site then you should report it to the site itself. Users of Bebo and MySpace for example, can remove messages themselves and prevent non-friends from leaving messages. Check out the help pages on the site concerned.

If it鈥檚 a bit more serious than that, you can report it to听听or the police if someone is in immediate danger.

What to do next

听stands for Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre. This site is a member of the Virtual Global Taskforce and affiliated with the Serious Organised Crime Agency. It is an excellent resource for young people and adults with lots of information on how to stay safe, in control and reporting abuse.

We highly recommend you visit this site by following the link below and spend some time reading through the Think U Know and Parents areas.

The听听provides information for teachers, parents and young people on how to deal with online bullying. There is a comprehensive list of telephone numbers and contact details for various sites. Although this site is primarily for Scotland it is well worth a visit for anyone worldwide!

Please remember to talk to your child about your concerns and support them in staying safe and how to use the Internet wisely!

Check out these online resources:
  • 听鈥 a great site for young people.
  • 听鈥 a must read!
  • 听鈥 get wise about staying safe.
  • 听鈥 How to deal with online bullying.
  • 听鈥 What鈥檚 the Best Thing to Do About Bullies?
  • 听鈥 General Internet usage tips.
  • 听鈥 Keep your information secure online.
  • 听鈥 a bit more information for children and parents.
  • 听鈥 a type of cyberbullying/online abuse that is becoming more common.听

Please remember to talk to your child about your concerns and support them in staying safe and how to use the Internet wisely!


National Online Safety

National Online Safety鈥檚 mission is听to make the internet a safer place for children.听They do听this through equipping school staff, parents and children with the knowledge they need to understand online dangers and how best to react should an incident arise. As a听National Online Safety Certified School, Manor Church of England Academy is demonstrating its commitment听to working towards creating a safer online world for听students and young people.听You can find out more about National Online Safety听