Using the internet is part of everyday life for most children and young people. Although for the most part, the internet is beneficial to children and young people, we know that there are risks to young people.
You can find information for parents on how to keep children and young people safe at www.oxfordshire.gov.uk/cms/content/internet-safety-advice
You can find information for young people about keeping safe online at oxme.info/cms/life/staying-safe-online
The OSCB offers E-Safety training as part of its multiagency training programme. The course, Digital Safeguarding – Reducing Risk and Building Resilience, looks at risks like cyberbullying, online grooming, sexting as well as professional boundaries and interagency working. There are other events, programmes and briefings throughout the year.
Please see the: OSCB Oxfordshire E-safety Action Plan 2017-2018 for more information
- OSCB E-Safety training course
- NSPCC Share Aware campaign
- Cyberbullying Toolkit on the Schools Intranet
Slides and presentations from Safeguarding Risks Online Learning Event held on 19th September 2016:
- Sexting presentation by Jo Brown
- Oxfordshire Sexting Report Executive Summary
- Oxfordshire Sexting report Full
- Sexting case study follow-up
- What healthy relationships are (on and off line) by Dr Matthew Lister
- E-safety 15 Minute Blast – risk, resilience and making friends by Jeremy Day
Anti-Bullying Week and Safer Internet Day Competitions
OSCB and Oxfordshire County Council run competitions for children in local schools and settings around cyberbullying and internet safety for Anti-Bullying Week and Safer Internet Day. You can see some of the creative posters, films and other entries from Oxfordshire young people on the oxme website:
- Anti-Bullying Week 2017 competition winners
- Safer Internet Day 2016 competition winners
- Anti-Bullying Week 2016 competition winners
Useful Links and Publications
- National Crime Agency – Sextortion film: Have you met jess?
E-Safety advice divided up by age range.
- Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre
Child Exploitation and Online Protection (CEOP) Centre delivers a multi-agency service dedicated to tackling the exploitation of children.
The Digizen website provides information for educators, parents, carers, and young people. It is used to strengthen their awareness and understanding of what digital citizenship is.
Information about the potential dangers on interactive services online like chat, IM, online games, email and on mobiles.
Information on a variety of online resources to help keep children safe online.
Childnet International’s mission is to work in partnership with others around the world to help make the Internet a great and safe place for children.
- UK Safer Internet Centre
Professional Online Safety helpline, extensive factsheets and education resources, Safer Internet Week and more