At The Holme we take Online Safety very seriously. The children have regular access to iPads, PCs and laptops so it is essential that they know how to keep themselves safe when online.
We regularly undertake pupil conferencing to find out how our children are using technology at home so that we know where to focus our teaching support. We also take part in national initiatives, such as Safer Internet Day.
We use a lot of the CEOP and Think You Know materials to support learning about Online Safety. These sites contain films, lesson plans and information for parents and teachers, so that we can work together to keep our children safe.
Here are some of the CEOP parent leaflets:
The NSPCC website is also full of useful information for schools and families.
The Click CEOP button
The Click CEOP button is an asset of the National Crime Agency CEOP command. The CEOP command works to protect children from sexual abuse and exploitation both online and offline.
The button has been developed for children and young people and is offered as a convenient and potentially less intimidating method of reporting these sensitive types of crime, alternative to face-to-face and telephone reporting to local police forces. It provides children and young people with access to an online mechanism for reporting known or suspected child sexual exploitation or child sexual abuse directly to CEOP.
Reporting to CEOP
CEOP takes all reports seriously and children of all ages can report through the Click CEOP button. The reporting form is designed to be as accessible as possible by children, but it is highly recommend that young children seek the support of an adult they trust to help them make a report.
All reports to CEOP are treated sensitively and are read and risk assessed by a CEOP Child Protection Adviser. It is not possible to report to CEOP anonymously as CEOP have a duty to ensure the child or young person is safe. Reports made outside of office hours are viewed by the NCA Control Centre. Urgent concerns about a child’s safety are referred by the Control Centre to local police. CEOP advise any urgent reports where a child is in immediate danger should be reported to the local police force where the child is located