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ONLINE SAFETY AT THORP ACADEMY

The Internet, whether accessed from a computer, mobile phone or other device, has become embedded within modern family life. It is used to buy and sell goods, online banking, find information and socialising. It can also have a darker side with cybercrime, inappropriate material and illegal activity taking place online effecting both adults and children. Online Safety is concerned with the safeguarding of young people in the "digital" world and ensuring they feel safe when accessing new technology.

It is important to know who to contact should you come across a circumstance or incident that involves technology. At Thorp we have a dedicated and highly trained team who are there to support with any safeguarding issue that may occur.

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SAFEGUARDING CONTACTS AT THORP ACADEMY

If you feel that you are in immediate danger you should always contact the Police using the 999 service.


CEOP - Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre (A National Crime Agency)

CEOP provides a platform for you to report online abuse and exploitation directly to the police. CEOP are one of the partner agencies of the National Crime Agency. You can report a suspected crime though an online reporting system. The form can be completed by you if you have been affected or if you believe a friend has been, you can write a referral online on their behalf.






Child Sexual Exploitation

Child Sexual Exploitation resources for parents


STAY SAFE ONLINE - Social Networks

Facebook, guidance on how to report inappropriate content

https://www.facebook.com/help/181495968648557

Twitter, guidance on how to report abusive or harassing behaviour:

https://support.twitter.com/forms/abusiveuser

Snapchat, to report a safety or abuse issue:

https://support.snapchat.com/ca/abuse


SOCIAL MEDIA PRIVACY SETTINGS

It is important that you keep your profile private to avoid people you don't know accessing your profile. CLICK HERE to access a document which will guide you through the steps you need to take ensure your profile is set to private.


WANT TO KNOW MORE?

If you want to find out more about Online Safety and how to protect yourself online visit Think You Know, a website set up and established by CEOP.