Online Safety

Online Safety Alert Form

The Online Safety Working Party have developed an Online Safety alert form (for use by Kirklees staff working with children and young people). This will allow any current online safety issues to be shared throughout Kirklees. Click here to access the form.

Online Safety First Responders’ Guide - Wallet cards and posters

KSCB has developed First Responders' guidance, flow chart and wallet cards for anyone working with children with information about what to do in the event of an online safety incident. Wallet cards should be requested from the KSCB office.  Please email KSCB.Admin@kirklees.gov.uk- a card should be given to all staff, support staff and volunteers. Posters (A3 size) can be downloaded here for display in your setting.

Kirklees’ Integrated Youth Support Service (IYSS)  have produced a similar wallet card for use by children and young people themselves entitled “What happens when texting goes wrong”.  Please contact IYSS if you wish to obtain copies.

Kayleighs Love Story

Kayleigh's Love Story is as a warning to young people, both girls and boys, about the dangers of speaking to people they don't know online.

The film highlights just how quick and easy it can be for children to be groomed online without them or those around them knowing it is happening. Its purpose is to protect children now and in the future and to stop another family losing a child in this way.

https://www.staffordshire.police.uk/article/6553/Kayleighs-Love-Story-Film 

Online Safety posters for display

You will find below a range of awareness raising posters that can be downloaded and displayed in your setting:

Do you really know who you’re talking to online?
Don’t let the cyber-bullies get to you
What are you saying about yourself online?
Do you know the true cost of what you’re downloading online?
Do you really know what your children are viewing on line?

Support for professionals & policies

All settings, which allow children to access digital technology on their premises should have an online safety policy.  All such settings should have a nominated person who sits on KSCB’s online safety work stream and is the single point of contact for Designated Safeguarding Leads who require further advice on e-safety policies and issues.    

IYSS:                                   Andrew Carden

Looked After Children:        Andy Chattaway

Early Years:                        Jane Covell          

Libraries:                             Kirstie Wilson       

Schools:                              Fiona Denham

Schools can find sample policies specifically for both primary and secondary schools.  These can be found on the “Safeguarding in Education” section of this website. 

The UK Safer Internet Centre runs a helpline that professionals can call for advice on digital and online issues. 

A step by step guide which has been produced for both Primary and Secondary schools on the type of information that children should be wary of sharing online can be found here.

Training

KSCB run an Online Safety course for all professionals, who work with children and their families. This is a multi-agency course and full details can be found on the “Course Management” section of this website.

Professionals Online Safety Helpline - 0844 381 4772  - helpline@saferinternet.org.uk

Do you have a cyberbullying or digital safety concern?

The UK Safer Internet Centre has been funded by the European Commission to provide a Helpline for professionals who work with children and young people in the UK, specifically tackling the area of online safety. The Helpline provide support with all aspects of digital and online issues such as social networking sites, cyber-bullying, sexting, online gaming and child protection online. The Helpline aims to resolve issues professionals face about themselves, such as protecting professional identity and reputation, as well as young people in relation to online safety.

Open Monday to Friday, 10am to 4pm. The Helpline can be emailed at any time, and these will be responded to during their normal working hours.

Find out more by visiting the Helpline section of the UK Safer Internet Centres website

My First Mobile Phone Resources

An event took place at the John Smith’s Stadium in Huddersfield with over one hundred school staff attending the launch of ‘My First Mobile Phone’ online awareness website and toolkit on Tuesday 23 May 2017.

The website and toolkit has been created by Kirklees Safeguarding Children Board (KSCB) in partnership with West Yorkshire Police, staff and pupils from St Thomas CE Primary School in Huddersfield and Ravenshall School in Dewsbury. The aim of these resources is to keep children safe when the are using the internet, social networks, apps and games as a result of receiving their first mobile phone. The project is funded through a 10k grant from the Police and Crime Commissioner.

This is a completely free resource addressing online safety issues raised as a result of a child receiving their first smart phone along with associated concerns about children’s wider use of the internet for gaming, chat and wider social media.

The concept is that of a “programme on a plate” in respect of online safety and its content addresses approximately 75% of the current PSHE curriculum. It can be delivered in 6-7 separate sessions and is ideal for a full half term project.

Lesson Plans

Lesson 1 - Online Communication
Lesson 2 - Online Communities
Lesson 3 - Social Networks
Lesson 4 - Online Searches
Lesson 5 - Online Gaming

Teacher's notes

To access the training please go to http://myfirstmobilephone.org.uk/

Useful links for Parents and Professionals

Please click here for more information

Are young people at risk from sexting?
The NSPCC has produced a guide to help parents talk with their children about the dangers and legalities surrounding this, to help empower them to say “no” to requests to share inappropriate pictures of themselves online. Please click here to access the guide.

NSPCC - a short video for young people entitled “How do I know if I’m being groomed.”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pN3bFc-GBTI

 

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