Online Safety Advice

Coronavirus Specific Advice

KGGS Online Safety Newsletter

KGGS Online Safety Policy

Guide to Social Media Platforms

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.

A guide to Parental Controls

This guide will help you set up parental controls to provide your child with a safer online
environment. Parental controls can help to protect your child from seeing something that
they shouldn't - although it is important to emphasise that no system is effective all of the
time so it is important to engage with your child and talk to them about their online life

Online Safety in the News

E-safety News & Information
How to support children online during #Covid19
While there is much we do not yet know about how children€s lives are being impacted by COVID-19, we offer some...
Story from: Global Kids Online 17 Apr 2020
Police target online sexual predators with new campaign
Police Scotland has launched a campaign targeting sexual predators who groom children online, with internet use...
Story from: BBC 15 Apr 2020
TikTok - Is it safe to use? How to change privacy and security features on...
MILLIONS of people across the country are turning to the internet to keep themselves entertained during the lockdown.
Story from: Hereford Times 15 Apr 2020
National CSE Awareness Day - 18th March 2020
On March 18th, Unite Against Child Exploitation
Story from Safeguarding Essentials - 05 Mar 2020
Have your say: TikTok
Will the new features help to increase online safety?
Story from Safeguarding Essentials - 20 Feb 2020
Childnet 2020 Film Competition
Childnet Film Competition launched to celebrate Safer Internet Day
Story from Safeguarding Essentials - 06 Feb 2020