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E-Safety @ OBA

HOW DO I STAY SAFE ONLINE?

There are lots of things that you can do to stay safe when using social networking sites such as Twitter and Facebook.

  • Don’t add anyone you don’t know to your friends list.
  • Report any abusive or threatening messages to the provider e.g. Facebook, and tell someone you trust.
  • Be careful not to give away personal information about yourself when writing a blog or creating a profile.
  • Don’t arrange to meet someone you have met online, they may not be who they say they are.
  • Do not give out information about your family e.g. addresses or phone numbers.
  • Choose your username with care. More provocative usernames may attract unwanted attention and result in abusive or offensive messages being received.
  • Never respond to offensive or threatening messages.
  • Do not open emails from people you don’t know as this may download a virus onto your computer.

Click here to view our E-Safety Policy


CEOP RESOURCES

CEOP (Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre) help young people who are being abused or are worried that someone they've met is trying to abuse them.

Below are some video resources produced by CEOP to help educate and support young people in using the internet safely. More video resources are available on the
CEOP channel on YouTube

Further information about CEOP and support can be found on their website www.ceop.police.uk/safety-centre/



Please find below a link to the PACE e-learning tool for parents and carers. This tool is designed to raise awareness of the warning signs of child sexual exploitation. The website also has some very useful guides for those parents whose children might have been victims, as well as a helpline number for parents.

Pace UK Home Page:
www.paceuk.info





ADDITIONAL SUPPORT LINKS

Below are a selection of links to website which will provide you with additional information and support on how to stay safe online, how to keep your social media profiles private and what to do in the event of an issue arising.


http://www.safeguardingpeterborough.org.uk/children-board/

UK Safer Internet Centre
Information, Advice & Guidance on kleeping safe online

UK Council for Child Internet Safety (UKCCIS)
A practical guide for Parents & Carers whose children are using social media

National Crime Agency - CEOP
Think U Know

ChildNet resources
Supporting Young People Online
www.childnet.com/ufiles/Supporting-young-people-online.pdf

Apple Parental Controls
Guide on how to enable parental controls on an iPhone and iPad
https://support.apple.com/en-gb/HT201304

Young People and Social Networking
www.childnet.com/ufiles/Young-people-and-social-networking-A.pdf

Facebook Advice
The minimum age for Facebook is 13
http://www.facebook.com/help/privacy

What happens when you report something to Facebook?
www.facebook.com/notes/facebook-safety/what-happens-after-you-click-report/432670926753695

Twitter Advice
The minimum age for Twitter is 13
Details on privacy settings can be found on the link below.
https://support.twitter.com/groups/51-me#topic_267

Get Safe Online
https://getsafeonline.org/
The UK's leading awareness resource helping protect people, finances, devices and businesses from fraud, abuse and other issues encountered online.

Internet filtering for home
OpenDNS offer free home internet filtering, click the link below to find out more:
OpenDNS home internet security

Microsoft Family
Information about Microsofts Parental controls on Windows 10 and XBox One
https://support.microsoft.com/en-gb/help/12413/microsoft-account-what-is-family

BT internet filtering
BT offer a suite of Parental controls for their customers which includes internet filters. Click the link below to find out more.
Setting up BT Parental controls

Virgin Media internet filtering
Virgin Media offer a suite of Parental controls for their customers which includes internet filters. Click the link below to find out more.
Virgin Media Parental controls

Instagram Advice
The minimum age for Instagram is 13
Details on privacy settings can be found on the link below.
https://help.instagram.com/116024195217477/

Snapchat Advice
The minimum age for Snapchat is 13.
Details on their support and reporting can be found on the link below
https://support.snapchat.com/ca/abuse

Google + Advice
Report abuse
https://support.google.com/plus/answer/1253377?hl=en-GB

YouTube Advice
The minimum age for creating an account on YouTube is 13.
The link below will give you guidance on keeping your videos private
https://support.google.com/youtube/answer/157177?source=gsearch



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