The internet can be an amazing place to chat to friends and talk to people that you are not able to visit or spend your free time with. It can also be a valuable place to enhance your learning and discover new skills and join new clubs or activities easier.
In this amazing and huge new world that is changing and growing at such a rate, it is also important for you to understand how to protect yourself and stay safe while you are on line.
Below are some links to pages that offer some valuable advice to any questions that you may have and can help you understand some of the latest threats and trends across the internet, especially with your social media. Also, where to go or who to contact if you have any worries.
Remember, if something does not feel right or makes you feel concerned or worried then do not hesitate to speak to someone. At Foxfields Academy you can speak to any staff member, but if you are concerned about talking to them then click on the links below and reach out to one of the agencies for support.
NSPCC Internet Safety
Safety Net Kids
Childnet – Internet safety tips
Net Aware – Guides to social media
CEOP – Reporting online abuse
BBC Webwise – A guide to the web
ThinkUKnow – Online safety Support
Internet Matters – Support for parents and carers keeping your children safe online
UK Safer Internet Centre – How to set up parental controls
Online Safety Guide for Parents – A short awareness video for parents on online safety by Leicestershire County Council
CLICK HERE to view our Online Safety Policy.
Be smart on the internet, following these simple ideas from the Childnet website: