e-Safety means being safe and responsible with technology. At James Brindley we believe that children should be encouraged to use new technology and to embrace the positive impact it can have for their education. However, we also recognise the risks and dangers new technologies can bring; especially from the internet.
We have put together some relevant information and links to excellent websites which will provide you with all the information you need to ensure your children are enjoying using technology safely and responsibly.
Visit Thinkuknow.co.uk — the CEOP Centre’s online safety centre providing advice and tips for children and adults of all ages.
Internet Watch Foundation
The Internet Watch Foundation (IWF) is the 'hotline' for the public to report potentially illegal content online. More specifically they deal with child sexual abuse content hosted worldwide, and criminally obscene and incitement to racial hatred content hosted in the UK.
ChildLine is a service provided by the NSPCC, operated by trained volunteer counsellors. It is the UK's free, 24-hour helpline for children in distress or danger.
Children can call the helpline for support:
0800 11 11
Another support service provided by the NSPCC is There 4 Me. Using this website, children can talk confidentially to NSPCC advisors online about any issues or problems they may be experiencing, using an application similar to Instant Messenger (IM).
Adults can speak to the Samaritans - the Samaritans provide confidential, emotional support for people who are in emotional distress. If you are worried and want to talk to someone you can contact the Samaritans by phone or email.