The most important thing to remember is if you are worried about something, TELL SOMEONE YOU CAN TRUST! There is always help available at the Academy; you can talk to your Pastoral Manager, Head of House, a senior member of staff or a teacher if you are worried about anything at all.
If, for any reason, you do not want to talk to someone at the Academy, help and advice on e-safety issues is available from various different places. Here are two we think are great:
ChildLine (right click to open in new window) is the free helpline for children and young people in the UK. Children and young people can call them on 0800 1111 to talk about any problem – counsellors are always available to help you.
The Thinkuknow (right click to open in new window) website is there to challenge what you know about the internet and safe surfing. It covers topics including gaming, podcasting, chatting and much much more.
To report any child abuse you can click the CEOP Report Abuse button below:
Recently, School Reporters at a school in Kent investigated some of the safety issues which affect young people online.
Have a read of their top tips to staying safe and out of trouble when you’re online by right clicking below:
Contact Social Media Sites
Has someone posted something upsetting about you?
Most websites have a way for you to ask them to remove ‘content’ – like videos, pictures, comments or profiles – that upsets you. This is called making a ‘report’. It’s important to know that making a report doesn’t mean the content will definitely be removed.
Facebook calls their rules ‘Community Standards’, YouTube’s rules are called ‘Community Guidelines’ and other sites like Snapchat, Twitter and Instagram have their own sets of rules and ways to report. Before using any website you should read them to learn what is, and what isn’t, acceptable on the site. You should also learn how to report content to the site.
Remember, that to use any of these sites you need to be at least 13 years old. If you’re under 13 and someone has posted something about you get an adult to help you report it.
Here’s where to find the rules and how to report for the most popular social networks and messaging apps:
Here are two great presentations which have been put together by students in the Academy: