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.
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.
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 - firstname.lastname@example.org
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
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.