E-safety is a term which means not only the internet but other ways in which young people communicate using electronic media, e.g. mobile phones. It means ensuring that children and young people are protected from harm and supported to achieve the maximum benefit from new and developing technologies without risk to themselves or others.
The aim of promoting e-safety is to protect young people from the adverse consequences of access or use of electronic media, including from bullying, inappropriate sexualised behaviour or exploitation.
Cyberbullying is bullying that takes place using electronic technology. Electronic technology includes devices and equipment such as cell phones, computers, and tablets as well as communication tools including social media sites, text messages, chat, and websites.
1. Tell someone, report on SHARP using the ‘Make a Report’ tool on the homepage.
(Click on the image below to make a confidential report.)
2. Save evidence and take screenshots.
3. Block the bully (on IM, social networking sites, etc.).
4. Don’t reply or retaliate to things they say or do.
- ThinkUknow - advice for parents and carers - The Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre (police)
- ParentPort - Run by the UK’s media regulators. It sets and enforces standards across the media to protect children from inappropriate material.
- BBC Top Ten Online Safety Tips
- Get Safe Online
- NSPCC Internet Safety
- ChildLine online and mobile safety
- O2 - Keeping kids safe
- Childline's For Me App (Free)
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