The internet is a key part of everyday life in our communities. The aim of e-Safer Suffolk is to raise the awareness of children, young people, families, vulnerable adults and those who work with them, about e-safety issues and how to safely enjoy the internet.
Take a look at the e-safety advice page to get tips and information about how you can safely enjoy being online, gaming, shopping, chatting, using social media like Facebook and the many other activities that adults, parents and carers, children and young people get involved in on the net. You will also find help about how to create an e-safety lead for your orgnisation, and get access to e-safety guidance and model policies for school/colleges and multi-agency organisations.
If you have an immediate concern about a child or vulnerable adult, please follow this advice. If you're concerned about something that you've seen on the internet, or behaviour that your child has experienced whilst online - report the abuse to CEOP.
Looking for regular tips about e-safety? e-Safer Suffolk is now on Twitter and follow our friends at Suffolk Trading Standards
e-Safer Suffolk Conference & Annual Cybersurvey results
To take a look at the keynote presentations from our biennial conference, visit the 2014 conference page. Also now available the results from our 2013 cybersurvey of 1685 young people about their experiences of the internet and online behaviours.
Support for e-Safety Leads
An essential part of the process of developing and maintaining an 'e-safety culture' is to ensure that your organisation has a named e-safety lead. The key point to remember is that e-safety is not about ICT; this is a role that needs to have the authority to call upon others in your organisation to safeguard children, young people and adults at risk of online abuse and harm.
e-Safety Lead training
e-Safer Suffolk has developed an e-safety leads training programme to enable people who take on this work to feel confident when dealing with e-safety situations. All nominated e-Safety Leads within Suffolk should access the training because it provides a useful introduction to their role.
As part of the training delegates will be given the e-Safer Suffolk screening tool, a handbook developed in partnership with Suffolk Constabulary that provides advice and information on how to respond to an incident within your organisation. All attendees will also benefit from ongoing online support including access to specifically developed resources. The cost for all this is only £80.00
To avoid disappointment as spaces are limited to 25 participants in each session, early booking is advisable. For details of the latest training contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Safer Internet Day (SID 2014)
Safer Internet Day this year had the theme "Let's create a better internet together". For details of what happened across the country visit the UK Safer Internet Centre website.
The e-Safer Suffolk SID 2013 toolkit is still available, packed with activities and resources to support organisations providing services to children, young people, families and vulnerable adults in the Safeguarding and e-Safety section of Suffolk Learning.
Rapid developments in internet technology present excellent opportunities for adults and children and young people. These technologies also lead to new risks that we need to address, for example cyberbullying, online grooming and exploitation, exposure to pornography and identity theft.
The Suffolk e-Safety Strategy explains how organisations are working together to help you learn how to protect yourself and protect the adults and children that you care for, so that everyone can safely enjoy the benefits of the internet. For more information about the strategy email
If you are concerned that a child, young person or vulnerable adult might be in danger right now dial 999 for the Police. Generally worried about the welfare of a child or vulnerable adult living in Suffolk? Telephone Customer First on 0808 800 4005. After 5.20pm during weekdays and after 4.20pm from Fridays and through the weekend, dial the same telephone to reach the emergency duty service.
What is in the section
Stigmatised Identities: digital reputations, online and offline behaviours - keynote speaker presentations now available
Quick guides to help you build your social media knowledge and e-safety skills
2013 cybersurvey report now published
More information about what to do if you come across anything on the internet that concerns you, internet security and ways to enjoy the benefits of the web
To support organisations implementing their own e-safety strategy and policies