The comprehensive list of eSafety weblinks below is aimed at providing information and better awareness to students, teachers and parents of the issues relating to the use of the Internet, mobile phones and other ICT technologies.
Communication systems such as social networks, blogs, mobile phones and email have become increasingly important in our daily lives and often have important benefits but, as we all know, there are also risks to be considered and evaluated.
Access to the Internet can take place almost anywhere at anytime and it is important that students, teachers and parents are aware of the risks and know how to use modern technologies appropriately and are able to discuss the issues in school, at home and between friends and what actions to take when something goes wrong.
The Netherhall School has integrated eSafety lessons, across the year groups, and this webpage provides additional support in addition to the materials sent out to parents and students during the year.
The websites below provide a comprehensive list of links and information about online safety so parents, and their children, can decide what is right for their family when using the Internet and associated technologies.
Think U Know including an online parents quiz
Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre
ChildNet International – special parents section & leaflets for download
Be Safe Online
BBC guide to using the Internet
Digizen – Young people and social networks
Worried? Need to Talk?
Get safe online
Text Message Translators
Lingo to word
Transl8it – make sense of text messaging
Everything you need to know about Safe Social Networking
Bebo Safe Social networking advice
10 Privacy Settings Every Facebook User Should Know
Useful software websites – mostly free
- AVG Anti-virus website
- Spybot – Anti-Spyware
- Zone Alarm Firewall