Worried that someone may be at risk online?
Developments in internet technology present excellent opportunities for adults, children and young people. However access to the internet and social media leads to situations and contact with behaviours that pose new or increased risks.
- online grooming
- sexual exploitation
- exposure to harmful content such as pro-anorexia and self-harm websites, hate speech, violence, homophobia and racism
- various frauds including identify theft, scams and fake goods.
If you have a concern about a child or vulnerable adult contact Customer First on 0808 800 4005. If you have an immediate concern dial 999.
If you're concerned about something that you've seen on the internet, or behaviour that your child has experienced whilst online you should report abuse to the Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre (CEOP).
Support for e-safety leads and DSLs
A vital part of developing and maintaining an e-safety culture is to ensure that your organisation has an e-safety lead. This role 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
The e-safety leads training programme is delivered by the safeguarding service within Schools' Choice. The aim is to enable people who take on this work to feel confident when dealing with online safety situations. All nominated e-safety leads within Suffolk should access the training as it provides a useful introduction to their role.
For details of the latest training, visit the Schools' Choice website or email email@example.com
360 Degree Safe online safety review tool
360safe.org.uk is available for education settings who want to explore how your well their organisation is performing in relation to online safety policy and practice. This online self-assessment tool provides a continuum for education settings to look at how they might move from a basic level provision for online safety to practice that is aspirational and innovative.