Developments in internet technology present excellent opportunities for adults, children and young people. And children and young people increasingly take for granted their access to the internet usually via mobile devices.
This has lead to new risks that we need to address, for instance:
- online grooming
- exposure to pornography
- identity theft
e-Safer Suffolk aims to raise the awareness of children, young people, families, vulnerable adults and those who work with them, about online safety issues and how to safely enjoy the internet.
Blurring Boundaries: 6 February 2018, annual online safety conference hosted by the University of Suffolk - full details online
Worried that someone may be at risk online
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).
The e-Safer Suffolk online safety strategy explains how organisations are working together to help you learn how to protect yourself and the adults and children that you care for, so that everyone can safely enjoy the benefits of the internet. The strategy is currently under review, and an updated version will be made available in 2018.
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.
360 Degree Safe online safety review tool
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.