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.
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.
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.
Password information, social networking, blogging and online fraud.
If you are worried that you, or someone you know, is being abused by their partner, there are people who can help. If you are being abused, please remember that it’s not your fault and you can get support. The information you access by following the link above shows various organisations you can contact to get advice, help and support on anything that is worrying you.