Free to be Safe Online

March 2021 Topic

RRMA, becoming a National Online Safety School

 

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I want to talk to someone about something online, but I don’t know how? And I don’t know who? Click here.

What is CEOP? A law enforcement agency designed to help keep children and young people safe from sexual abuse and grooming. Click to report if your child is or has been in contact with someone Chatting online to your child about sex. Asking them to do sexual things on webcam. Asking to meet up if they've only met them online. Requesting sexual pictures. Forcing them into sexual activity. Making them feel unsafe.

Parent info provides information and support to parents. Here you will find useful articles, tips and expert advice and resource's designed to help parents keep up with what their children are doing online.

Thinkuknow is an educational programme from CEOP. It provides education about sexual abuse and sexual exploitation.

At Morton, we have a dual responsibility when it comes to online safety:

  • To ensure that our school's online procedures keep our students safe.
  • To teach our students and staff about online safety in and out of school.

As a school we have an open environment where students are encouraged to ask questions in an ongoing conversation about the benefits and dangers of the online world.

It is extremely important that as a school, we not only teach our students to make responsible decisions around what they choose to use the internet for, but also to have resources and advice available to parents and carers. These resources should cover topics like social media platforms, their child's internet usage, mental health and much more.

Lockdown has sent children’s (and our own) screen time soaring once again. Making sure that young people stay safe online can be tough when there are so many new apps, games and sites created and launched every day. To help with this, Morton Academy has started its journey to become an accredited National Online Safety School, meaning that we are working to ensure that all staff and students are properly educated in E-Safety and the online world. Alongside ensuring our staff and students have all the right resources to stay safe online and to make the right choices we are also opening up through our membership with National Online Safety to allow Governors and Parents access to helpful resources and courses so that children are safe when outside of the school setting.

To help with this, National Online Safety have launched an app of their own, packed with hundreds of insightful guides, it will keep you informed about the latest online crazes and hazards. On here parents will be able to find a free online parents’ course, compiled by experts and presented by online safety ambassador Myleen Klass.

The app is available to download for free from the App store and Google Play.

Please check out the PDF alongside for the top 10 tips to get the most out of the app.

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