St James School

E-Safety, Child Exploitation, Mental Health and Well Being

The world is a wonderful place full of information and opportunities. It is the place where your children will express themselves, explore and be creative. They will also try new things, sometimes push boundaries and take risks. This document will provide you with some key links to help you support your child as they grow up.

Has someone acted inappropriately towards your child online?

If your child has experienced sexual or offensive chat that has made them feel uncomfortable or someone is trying to meet up with them, you can report this directly to the Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre (CEOP). This may have happened in a chat room, message board, instant message or on a social networking site. It could be on a mobile phone, games console or computer. It could be messages, images or conversations over webcam. The important thing is that if an adult is making inappropriate advances to your child on the internet you should report it to CEOP. Make a CEOP Report – https://www.ceop.police.uk/Ceop-Report/If you or your child is in immediate danger call 999

How can I help my child stay safe online?

For a wide range of information about keeping your child safe online visit https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/parents/

Sexting help – So you got naked online? http://www.swgfl.org.uk/products-services/Online-Safety-Services/E-Safety-Resources/So-You-Got-Naked-Online/Content/Sexting-Toolkit.aspx

What help can I get for my child?

If your child needs someone to talk to because something has upset them, it could be that they are being bullied or that they have seen something online which they wish they hadn’t. Children can ring NSPCC Childline on 0800 1111 and speak to trained counselors about any problems they may face or visit www.childline.org.uk

Child sexual exploitation

Child sexual exploitation is a type of sexual abuse in which children are sexually exploited for money, power or status. Children or young people may be tricked into believing they’re in a loving, consensual relationship. They might be invited to parties and given drugs and alcohol. They may also be groomed online.

Worried about viruses, hacking and online security?

Being the victim of online crime can be as distressing as real-world robbery. Learn about the risks and understand the urgency of protecting your family at http://www.getsafeonline.org/

The Parents’ and Carers’ Guide to the Internet

‘The Parents’ and Carers’ Guide to the Internet’, from CEOP, is a light hearted and realistic look at what it takes to be a better online parent. It covers topics such as, talking to your child about the technologies they use and the things they might see, such as pornography. Watch the guide here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YyzokhRfRJA

Does your child need support with mental health and well being?

Please visit:

Supporting victims of honour crimes and forced marriages

Some Great links for students:

Some Great links for parents