The Dukeries Academy uses technology extensively across all areas of the curriculum. Online safeguarding (e-safety) is an area that is constantly evolving. We have duty of care to ensure that all our pupils are competent, informed, safe users of ICT and web based resources. Understanding e-safety online is a life skill and empowering children from an early age to safeguard themselves and their personal information should be nurtured throughout their education to see them into adult life. We are committed to supporting teachers and parents to understand what safe internet use means, to identify and prevent potential risks, and identify risky behaviour.
The NCA’s CEOP Command is here to help children and young people. They are there to help if you are a young person and you or your friend (up to age 18) has been forced or tricked into taking part in sexual activity with anyone online, or in the real world. They also have advice and links to support for other online problems young people might face, such as cyberbullying and hacking. Visit their Safety Centre for advice and to report directly to CEOP, by clicking on the Click CEOP button above.
Internet Matters provides information for parents and carers on how to keep children safe in the digital world. They are backed by the UK’s most prominent internet industry players, BT, Sky, TalkTalk and Virgin Media, and are supported by leading child online safety experts, they’re able to offer you the best advice and information available on tackling e-safety issues.
CEOP's thinkuknow website contains the latest information on the sites you like to visit, mobiles and new technology. Find out what’s good, what’s not and what you can do about it. Most importantly, there’s also a place which anyone can use to report if they feel uncomfortable or worried about someone they are chatting to online.
The site provides advice to children and young people, parents, carers and professionals on how to stay safe from the harm of sexual abuse and exploitation, both online and off. It also offers a range of free educational resources to parents and professionals working with children and young people.
The NSPCC have joined forces with O2 to help parents explore and understand online life as kids know it. They asked 1720 children and young people aged 11-18 to identify the most popular and most used networking sites, apps or games.
Please follow this link for the guide produced to help provide parents with the information they need to understand their child's online world and help them keep their childeren safe online.