We all use technology in our everyday lives and it is vital that we are able to use it safely. In the event that we feel unsafe about something, we need to know what to do. The links below will help you refresh yourself, or to learn more about internet safety, and how to stay safe during these unprecedented times.
ACT Early is a new dedicated safeguarding website from the specialists at Counter Terrorism Policing. You can find out more in this news article.
The Online Safety lead at QEHS is Dave Todd, Assistant Headteacher. For our full Online Safety Policy and related policies, such as Anti-Bullying and the Student ICT Acceptable Use Agreement, please see our Policies page.
QEHS & HMS Online Safety Newsletter
We live in an ever-evolving digital world, and sometimes as parents/carers it feels like it’s difficult to keep up. To help you, we are putting together a newsletter of useful links and information.
Online Tutors: Safeguarding
If you are employing an online tutor for your child, please follow this link for useful safeguarding information: https://static.lgfl.net/LgflNet/downloads/online-safety/posters/LGfL-DigiSafe-Online-Tutors-Safeguarding-Guidance.pdf
Resources from Northumbria Police
July 2021: Please see below a digital leaflet designed specifically for parents, guardians and family. Northumbria Police are using this to encourage the public to access information about Prevent via varoius pathways including ACT EARLY (External URL) .
Northumbria Police PREVENT team within Special Branch:
‘As you may be aware our children and young people are sadly vulnerable to being drawn into concerning activity of various descriptions through their online activity. The forced hiatus bringing the premature closure of our schools due to Covid-19 will create opportunities for those people around the world who would seek to prey upon the vulnerable. We can expect the use of the internet by children to vastly increase and remain at that level for an extended period.’
The below document includes additional information produced by the Home Office which you may find useful. Local Contact Information has been added to support you in the event that you do have a concern. As always, please contact school if you have a concern or need advice.
Child Exploitation and Online Protection (CEOP)
CEOP, part of the National Crime Agency, and Facebook have developed a new app that will make young people safer within Facebook: ‘ClickCEOP’, which links the user directly from their Facebook home page to help, advice and reporting facilities of the CEOP Centre.
Young People: http://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/