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.
Stigmatised Identities: digital reputations & offline behaviours conference
Tues 4 February 2014 at the Ip-City Centre, Ipswich
Keynote speakers include:
- Dr Rachel O'Connell - Freelance expert in criminal activities online, electronic identification and age verification technology. Former Chief Security Officer of social networking site Bebo. Currently works at the Oxford Internet Institute and curates GroovyFuture.com
- Tink Palmer - Online exploitation and child sexual abuse expert and CEO of the Marie Colins Foundation. Co-author of reports on how new technology can act as a conduit for sexual abuse. Chair of the Board of Trustees of Childnet International; member of UKCCIS; former board member and trustee of the Internet Watch Foundation.
If you're a strategic leader or professional concerned about cyberbullying, cyber-addiction or the sexualisation of vulnerable children, young people and vulnerable adults this biennial event will challenge your thinking, and provide insights into current research and good practice. Cost - £100 for public sector, education providers and commercial organisations; £60 for community and voluntary organisations. For more information and to book email: firstname.lastname@example.org
e-Safety Lead role
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.
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 email@example.com
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
Safer Internet Day (SID)
Save the day - 11 February 2014, Safer Internet Day with the theme "Let's create a better internet together". For more details visit the UK Safer Internet Centre website.
The e-Safer Suffolk SID 2013 toolkit, packed with activities and resources to support organisations providing services to children, young people, families and vulnerable adults is now available in the Safeguarding and e-Safety section of Suffolk Learning.
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
Quick guides to help you build your social media knowledge and e-safety skills
Investigating the experience of cyberbullying and cyberabuse in Suffolk
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