Internet Safety and Advice
The internet is part of everyday life for most of us whether at school, work or home. At Glyn we educate students to be aware of its dangers and to use caution where necessary.
We encourage students to ALWAYS tell an adult if they see something on the internet that concerns them, or if they are approached by someone they do not know by email or on a social networking site.
If you have any concerns and want to tell an adult about it, or if you're being bullied online or know someone who is being bullied online, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
If you feel that someone has acted inappropriately online towards you or a young person you know you can report it by clicking on the CEOP button.
The list of websites below give parents and students some useful information on Internet safety and the possible hidden dangers to be aware of.
Thinkuknow gives you the latest information on popular sites, mobiles and new technology. It also has a Q&A page and has separate, informal, age appropriate sections.
This website provides information to strengthen awareness and understanding of what digital citizenship is. It shares specific advice and resources on issues such as social networking and cyberbullying.
UK Safer Internet Centre is where you can find e-safety tips, advice and resources to help young people stay safe on the internet.
This website is aimed at young people and has tips and explanations on many areas including social networking, file sharing and chat websites.
Childnet gives top tips, games and internet safety information for young people, parents and carers to ensure users stay safe online and become responsible users of the internet.
The NSPCC online safety advice page gives information on online safety and has a free phone number for any questions regarding parental controls, privacy settings or advice on social networks.
Social Networking Sites
This link leads to the safety policy for Facebook and tips for staying safe while using the network.
This site provides links to various articles/posts on issues pertaining to Facebook. These topics range from safety strategies to the pros and cons of social networking.
This site provides tips for teens and parents/carers including privacy settings, sharing and bullying and harassment.
So that only you and your chosen followers can view your Tweets, select ‘protect my tweets’ from the drop down menu in the privacy settings.