Internet use and online activities are part of every day life for young people and adults in today’s world. While the benefits are massive, it is important to be fully aware of advice on safe use of the internet and advice to avoid risks as much as possible, and where to seek guidance if you do feel concerned about the behaviour of other users.
We list below some helpful links and sources of advice. Students and parents/carers are always encouraged to seek advice from West Exe School or from one of these sources if you have any concerns. At school, please contact either West Exe School reception or our Safeguarding Officer, Miss Joanne O’Neill (using our Staff contact page), and we will respond to you as soon as possible.
To download a printable copy of our Cyberbullying advice for parents and students, please click here.
To download a printable copy of our Social Media advice for parents, please click here.
To download a printable copy of our Video Games advice for parents, please click here.
BBC WebWise – simple tips and videos showing how to stay safe online
CEOP website (formerly the Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre) established to protect children from harm online and offline
Childline – free and confidential advice anytime – also via telephone 0800 1111
Internet Watch Foundation – the UK Hotline for reporting criminal online content
NSPCC – the leading children’s charity in the UK, specialising in child protection
Thinkuknow – the latest age-specific information and help for children on popular websites, app and trends
UK Safer Internet Centre – advice for Parents and Carers, Teachers and Social Workers and
advice for young people
Vodafone Digital Parenting magazine and website with guides for parents and carers