Online Safety Information

Online Safety Advice

Children love to use computers, and using the internet is now a part of everyday life for children and young people whether it is at home, in school, on their mobile phones or on a games console. With this in mind, Internet Safety and knowing how to help protect children and young people online is essential. 

At Langford Village School, we ensure our children are taught essential tips of online safety in stand alone lessons centred around 'Safer Internet Day' each year and also as part of their Computing and PSHE curriculums,  as we believe way they start using computers, and the guidance they are given at this young age, can set them on the right path to being safer in later life.

Reporting online abuse

Report online abuse by clicking the button here:

CEOP  (Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre) works to protect children from harm online and offline, directly through CEOP led operations in partnership with local and international agencies. Their website offers further support in how and when to make use of this report function. 

Below are a few links to some very useful information regarding online safety for parents, carers and children:

  • Think U Know - containing internet safety advice for those aged from 5 to 16, along with parents and teachers, this site is produced by CEOP (the Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre).
  • Know IT All - lots of useful advice for keeping yourselves and your children safe on the Internet.
  • Kidscape - An organisation which helps to prevent bullying and child abuse.
  • Childline - ChildLine is the free helpline for children and young people in the UK.
  • BBC Stay Safe - Test your Internet safety knowledge with Hacker and help the Horrible Histories gang stay safe online.
  • Net Smartz Kids - Click on the image opposite to visit the Net Smartz Kids website for lots of e-safety activities.
  • Parent Zone - Expert information to help children and young people stay safe online.
  • UK Safer Internet Centre - E-safety tips, advice and resources.
  • NSPCC Online Safety - Helpful advice and tools you can use to help keep your child safe whenever and wherever they go online.
  • Childnet International - Parents & Carers
  • PARENTSAFE - LGFL advice for parents
  • Digital Parenting - highlights the potential risks of technology and gives you expert advice
  • Internet safety advice | Oxfordshire County Council - How to stay safe online for your family and links to internet, mobile and chat safety websites

Online Safety at Langford Village

The internet is a fantastic resource and here at Langford Village we are committed to educating our pupils to be safe internet users.

Please view the presentations below which provide advice for keeping safe online.

There is one presentation for children and the other is intended for Parents and Guardians to help you understand how to keep your children safe online.

Social Media

Please click here to read this Newsround article on the number of 10-12 year olds who have a social media account.

You may find the following guidance on some of the many social media sites useful.  It is important to remember that Social Media Sites (for example Facebook, You Tube, Twitter, Instagram etc) have a minimum age requirement of 13+ in their terms and conditions. WhatsApp and other internet based messaging services can only be used by 16 year olds and over.

How to Deal with Concerns

If at any point you have any concerns about your child’s safety online, please talk with your child’s class teacher.  You can also report it to CEOP (a police led online crime and safety service).

CEOP is a command of the National Crime Agency, and is dedicated to tackling the sexual abuse and exploitation of children and young people. CEOP is here to help young people (up to age 18) who have been forced or tricked into taking part in sexual activity with anyone online or in the real world. They also offer advice and links to support in response to other online problems young people might face, such as cyberbullying or hacking. For information, advice and to report concerns directly to CEOP, visit the Safety Centre by clicking on the Click CEOP button, as mentioned above.

 CEOP always recommend the following;

  • If you need urgent help, i.e, your child is in immediate danger such as meeting a stranger they have met online, then call 999.
  • Don’t delete any emails, images or conversations related to this report
  • Don’t contact the suspect yourself. Let us do the detective work

Most sites will have their own report buttons too or facility to block people and pages that cause you concern.

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