The internet is a great way to discover, create and connect with people. Issues around the safe use of the internet and cyber bullying are few and far between but they do happen, in all walks of life.
Goole Academy proactively promotes e-safety and the prevention of cyber bullying. Bullying in any form has no place at Goole Academy. Our ICT Support Team and Senior Members of Staff can provide advice and support. Below are some great websites to help students and parents get the most out of your technology, use the internet responsibly and to keep you and those you care about safe on the internet.
Report an issue to CEOP (Child Exploitation & Online Protection Centre)
Internet safety videos from CEOP
New website of information and links on internet safety and social media. Link provided by a school parent:
Staying Safe on the Internet
ThinkUKnow Find out what's good and what's not so good on the internet and what you can do about it.
Know IT All An interactive internet safety resource. Contains the latest advice on cyberbullying and reporting.
Digizen Information and advice to encourage responsible digital citizenship.
KidSMART Great for children, teachers, parents and carers. Fun games and activities alongside internet safety advice.
Chat Danger Advices for teenagers on how to stay safe while chatting online with information about the potential dangers of interactive services like chat, Instant Messenger, online games, email and mobiles.
PhonepayPlus Premium rate services regulator providing advice for users on phone-paid services. Phone-paid services add the cost of a service or goods to your phone bill or pre-pay account - this could include ringtones and wallpapers for your phone, TV voting or charity donations.
PhoneBrain Advice for young people on phone-paid services such as ringtones, competitions and television voting.
Social Networks and Blogs
Facebook Please use the link to read a guide to facebook designed for parents.
www.childnet.com/blogsafety Parents - understand the positive and creative ways people are using social networking spaces like MySpace, Facebook and Bebo and highlights the potential risks of using these sites and the ways to minimise these risks.
Digizen Information about social networking sites and how to use them responsibly, plus advice on preventing and responding to cyberbullying.
File Sharing and Downloading
Young People, Music and the Internet A leaflet developed with the music industry.
Have you found a useful website you would like us to share with other students or parents? Do you still have some questions? If so, please get in touch via the Contact Us page.
Snapchat - Snapchat have updated and added a new feature which can track and share a user's location. The following article explains about the changes to the app and how to keep personal information such as location safe: Click here for the article.