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E-Safety

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

Resources 

Slides and presentations from Safeguarding Risks Online Learning Event held on 19th September 2016:

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:

Useful Links and Publications

  • Thinkuknow
    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.
  • Digizen.org
    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.
  • Chatdanger
    Information about the potential dangers on interactive services online like chat, IM, online games, email and on mobiles.
  • Kidsmart
    Information on a variety of online resources to help keep children safe online.
  • Childnet
    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