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Online Safety

At The Hayfield School we take Online Safety very seriously, on this page you will find lots of information and guidance for Online Safety related topics and dealing with Online Safety Incidents.

With the current educational climate relying on students accessing work online we are very aware that both parents and students may need additional support in staying safe online through this period of school closures and have put this page together to support you.

Advice for Parents/Carers

We appreciate that through these unprecedented times you as parents are facing new challenges and may need some support. If you have any specific queries relating to our online service then please contact us directly, alternatively you will find below a large list of support available to you.

Useful links for parents/carers 

Internet matters

Helping keep your child safe online https://www.internetmatters.org/


NSPCC Net Aware

Guidance to the social networks your kids use. Stay up to date and keep your child safe in today’s digital world https://www.net-aware.org.uk/


Report Online Safety

Information on when and how to report and Online Safety concern https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/parents/Get-help/Reporting-an-incident/


UK Safer Internet

UK Safer Internet explains how to set up filters on your home Internet to help prevent age inappropriate content being accessed on devices in your home https://www.saferinternet.org.uk/advice-centre/parents-and-carers/parental-controls-offered-your-home-internet-provider


Google Safety Centre

Find out about the Top 5 Google safety features including Google SafeSearch and YouTube filtering https://safety.google/families/


Parent Info Articles

Parent Info boasts a wealth of articles covering the risks in the latest technology and lots of useful guidance https://parentinfo.org/articles/digital/all


Childline

Childline is here to help anyone under 19 in the UK with any issue they’re going through. Whether it’s something big or small, their trained counsellors are there to support you https://www.childline.org.uk/


Facebook Graph Search

This guide will show you how to check that you’re happy with everything that might appear about you in a Facebook Graph Search https://www.childnet.com/ufiles/Graph-Search-Privacy.pdf

Students Online Safety

Here you will find lots of useful information covering a variety of different topics relating to Online Safety tailored to young adults.

Useful links for students 

Are you worried about something that’s happening to you or a friend?

Do you need help right now?

It’s not always easy to admit it but we all need help sometimes. If you’ve got a problem or something you’re worried about you’ll find lots of people and places that can help here.

https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/11_13/help/


Let’s keep the Internet fun. Get advice about keeping you and your friends safe.

https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/11_13/Need-advice/


Following digital footprints

The things you put online can be seen by lots of people and might stay online forever. They are like digital footprints – a trail that people can follow, picking up pieces of information about you. Click the link below to find out more.

https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/11_13/Need-advice/Digital-footprint/


Report an E-Safety Issue

CEOP is a law enforcement agency and is here to keep children and young people safe from sexual exploitation and abuse.

https://www.ceop.police.uk/ceop-reporting/


What is Sexual Abuse?

There are things that happen that can be really difficult to talk about. Things that feel scary and out of our control.

One of these things is sexual abuse. Click the link below to find out more.

https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/11_13/Need-advice/Sexual-abuse/