Online Safety Advice

KGGS Online Safety Policy

RCPCH - Screen Time Fact Sheet for Parents

Sexting - YouTube Short Clip from the LSCB

Dan Hawbrook has produced his third short YouTube clip, this time focusing on Sexting. This clip gives parents and professionals the information they need on this subject and signposts onto other useful sources of information. We would recommend this clip is placed on school websites and used appropriately with parents.

This and other clips are on the LSCB YouTube channel and can be accessed via this link

Children's Lack of Sleep Linked to Overuse of Devices

The Guardian analysed data from NHS Digital, the national information and technology partner to the health and social care system in England, revealing that admissions with a primary diagnosis of sleep disorder among those aged 16 and under has risen from 6,520 in 2012-13 to 9,429 last year. Read the full article below:

Online Safety - Useful Links

Lincolnshire Safeguarding Children Board is a statutory multi-agency board made up of representatives from the Local Authority, Police, Health Service, Probation Trust, Youth Offending Service, the Voluntary Sector and others.Our vision is that every child and young person in Lincolnshire is safeguarded via the provision of accessible, timely, co-ordinated, high quality multi-agency services to children, young people and families.
Thinkuknow is the education programme from NCA-CEOP, a UK organisation which protects children both online and offline.
The NSPCC has teamed up with O2 to help parents untangle the web and teach their children to be Share Aware.

Online Safety - Live Streaming

Below is a visual guide on the dangers of live streaming for your children and how you can help control the associated risks.

Child Sexual Exploitation - Checklist for Parents

It is vital that parents play a role in identifying if their child may be a victim of CSE. This checklist will help them become aware of some of the signs to look for.

Social Media Privacy and Blocking Advice

Simplified Social Media Terms and Conditions

Below is a list of simplified T&Cs for various social media tools. These are essentially distilled versions of pages and pages of legalese, turning them into easily digestible advice.

Online Safety in the News

E-safety News & Information
Secure by Design
The Government's Code of Practice for Consumer Internet of Things (IoT) Security for manufacturers, with guidance for...
Story from: 16 Oct 2018
NSPCC urges fines for social media giants who fail to protect children
The charity said Facebook, Snapchat and Instagram were used in nearly 70% of child grooming offences in England and...
Story from: Daily Mail 15 Oct 2018
Shock rise in children 'sexting'
Exchanges of explicit photos is a worrying issue, say police
Story from: Birmingham Mail 15 Oct 2018
Terror coverage makes young people anxious
New report reveals what kids think about war and terrorism
Story from Safeguarding Essentials - 11 Oct 2018
World Mental Health Day 10th October
Young people and mental health in a changing world
Story from Safeguarding Essentials - 04 Oct 2018
Friendly WiFi Why it is important for schools
Our partners at Friendly WiFi discuss the topic of public WiFi accessibility
Story from Safeguarding Essentials - 27 Sep 2018