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e-safety and online security

Technology is developing and expanding all the time. The use of technology has become an integral part of our lives and, whilst there are immeasurable benefits to harnessing technology, there are many associated risks and responsibilities. Technology can provide a platform to facilitate kindness and support ... but it can also facilitate harm. At Holywell we encourage all of our students to be responsible when using technology and we address key issues related to e-safety and online security in ICT lessons and PSHE lessons.

Risks associated with online technology can be categorised into three main areas:

• content: being exposed to illegal, inappropriate or harmful material; for example pornography, fake news, racist or radical and extremist views;

• contact: being subjected to harmful online interaction with other users; for example commercial advertising as well as adults posing as children or young adults; and

• conduct: personal online behaviour that increases the likelihood of, or causes, harm; for example making, sending and receiving explicit images, or online bullying.

As parents, how much do you know about the digital world in which your son / daughter exists? Do you know your Tik-Tok from your Snapchat? Do you know your HIP from your YOLO? Do you know what apps and online presence they have? Do they have their own YouTube channel and how secure are their social media accounts? 

The following resources and links will help you to at least be aware of 'what is out there'. Have a conversation with your son / daughter about their online behaviours and make sure that they are keeping themselves safe. 

UK Internet Safety Centre is a site which provides e-safety tips, advice and resources to help children and young people stay safe on the internet.

Parentzone provides advice specifically for parents on how to keep children safe online. A great site with which to start. 

CEOP Website CEOP is the Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre and is part of the UK's National Crime Agency. This is where you can report a concern or seek advice.

Think U Know is the education programme from NCA-CEOP. It is an excellent resource. 

CBBC Stay Safe Promting online safety.

NSPCC Share Aware Help keep your child safe on social networks.

Gooseberry Planet provides information about the dangers of sexting and sexual imagery.

A Parents' Guide to Snapchat is a very informative document for parents.

Other helpful guides include:

A parents' guide to TikTok

A parents' guide to Instagram

A parents' guide to Facebook 

13 Apps Parents should know about in 2020


BBC Bitesize

My Maths

Community Links

Cranfield Church of England Academy

Wootton Academy

The Cranfield Churches Community

St Marys Church Wootton

General Links

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Educate. Against. Hate.

Government advice and information on protecting children from extremismandradicalisation.



Advice from Vodafone for parents on internet use, smart phones and social networking.



A guide to internet safety and safe surfing for young people from CEOP (Child Exploitation & Online Protection Centre)



Advice and guidance for parents on a range of child safety issues.


Citizens’ Advice Bureau

Help with debt and budgeting advice.





Online health advice for parents with children ages between 6-15yrs.


School Nursing Service

5-19 School Nursing in Bedfordshire.



Encouraging better behavior


The Children’s Society

What to do if your child goes missing


Anti-Bullying Alliance

The Anti-Bullying Alliance (ABA) is a unique coalition of organisations and individuals, who work together to stop bullying and create safer environments in which children and young people can live, grow, play and learn. ABA is hosted by the National Children’s Bureau.



The NCA’s CEOP command (formerly the Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre) words with child protection partners across the UK and overseas to identify the main threats to children and coordinates activity against these threats to bring offenders to account.


Karma Nirvana

Karma Nirvana is a UK registered charity that supports victims and survivors of Forced Marriage and Honour Based Abuse.


The Lucy Faithfull Foundation

The Lucy Faithful Foundation (LFF) is the only UK-wide child protection charity dedicated to solely reducing the risk of children being sexually abused.


UK Safer Internet

UK Safer Internet is coordinated by a partnership of three leading organisations; Childnet International, the South West Grid for Learning and the Internet Watch Foundation. The centre has three main functions: an awareness centre, a helpline and a hotline.


Victim Support

Victim Support is the independent charity for victims of crime.


Women’s Aid

Women’s Aid is the national charity working to end domestic abuse against women and children. They provide more than 300 local services to women and children across the country.



YoungMinds is the UK’s leading charity committed to improving the emotional wellbeing and mental health of children and young people.

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