Internet and e-Safety

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.

Birchwood proactively promotes e-safety and the prevention of cyber bullying.

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.


Think U Know

This is the website of the Child Exploitation and Online Protection (CEOP) Centre which features online resources for children between the ages of 8-16. The site focuses on how to have fun online, how to stay in control online and how to report online.

CEOP works with child protection partners across the UK and overseas to identify the main threats to children and coordinates activity against these threats to bring offenders to account. CEOP protect children from harm online and offline, directly through NCA-led operations and in partnership with local and international agencies.

When should I report to CEOP?

CEOP help young people stay safe online.

Has someone acted inappropriately towards you online, or to a child or young person you know? It may be sexual chat, being asked to do something that makes you feel uncomfortable or someone being insistent on meeting up.

You can report it online by clicking the “Report to CEOP” link on the right.


Other Websites

Know IT All for schools

A website designed to help children understand the issues when using the Internet or mobile phones. It has lots of informative videos explaining the issues.

Microsoft Online Safety

Password information, social networking, blogging and online fraud.