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Lewisham Safeguarding Children Board

Lewisham Safeguarding Children Board

Email: safeguardingboard@lewisham.gov.uk

Tel: 020 8314 3396

On-line Safety

The first E-Safety Forum has been re-arranged to

Friday TBA June 2018,

9:00-9:30am for Tea & Networking,

Session from 9:30am to 1pm

Council Chamber, Civic Suite, Catford

Target Representation Audience:                 

Primary & Secondary Schools

Colleges

Alternative Education Provisions

Internet Cafés

Library Services

Agenda:       

  • Introduction to the LSCB E-Safety Guidance in Lewisham,
  • Education Provisions & Protocols,
  • Child Exploitation, County Lines and Coercion Online
  • Online grooming for radicalisation

Click Here to Complete the Booking Form

You will need the following information to complete your booking form:

  • What systems are you using to protect children from accessing unauthorised information/images online?
  • Is there an appointed E-Safety Champion at every location where children access the internet? And if so, who is this person and their contact details?
  • How much time over the last 12 months has been spent on educating children and young people about online safety?
  • What themes have been covered in educating children and young people about online safety in the last 12 months?
  • What system are you using for reporting online safety concerns?
  • How are you currently recording and counting numbers of online safety concerns?

The internet is a great way for children and young people to connect with others and learn new things. As interactions between people are increasingly taking place on-line it is essential that we safeguard children as robustly in the virtual world as we do in the real one. We can do this through:

  • Promoting safe on-line behaviour to children, young people and their families
  • Taking children, young people and their families’ on-line actions and networks into account when providing support

Children, young people and their families go online for a variety of reasons, including:

  • To search for information or content on search engines
  • Share images and watch videos through websites or mobile apps
  • Use social networking websites
  • Write or reply to messages on forums and message boards
  • Play games along or with others through websites, apps or games consoles
  • Chat with other people through on-line, games, messenger apps, games consoles, webcams, social network, and other instant communication tools
  • Find new friends and partners

There are lots of benefits in going on-line, and also some risks. These include:

  • Exposure to and sharing of explicit material (including sexting)
  • Grooming
  • Radicalisation
  • Exploitation
  • Identity theft
  • Cyber-bullying
  • Cyber-hacking

It’s important that as professionals you are confident in talking with children, young people and their families about their on-line choices and interactions. This includes tablets, lap-tops, phones etc, for example:

  • Personal information shared on-line: checking privacy settings, sharing contact details, geotagging
  • Images shared and online communication: on-line support networks, inappropriate images (e.g. sexting), online bullying or harassment
  • On-line relationships: safe online friendships, meeting up with on-line friends or potential partners

LSCB E-Safety Guidance - June 2017

Advice and resources

CEOP Thinkuknow  provides advice for parents and carers, children and young people, and those that work with them.

NSPCC Online Safety has further advice and tools.

Child Exploitation & Online Protection (CEOP)

CEOP is there to support young people, parents and carers while surfing online, and offers help and advice on topics such as:

  • cyberbullying
  • hacking
  • harmful content

It also enables people to immediately report anything on-line which they find concerning, such as harmful or inappropriate content, or possible grooming behaviour.

For more information, or to report concerns, simply click on the CEOP Icon

CEOP

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