• Staying Safe

    Your safety is our concern
    Please click on the links below to find out more about how to stay safe online, our safeguarding procedure and contacts, or to report an e-safety or safeguarding concern.

    • E-safety tips

      Stay safe online - top 10 tips


      1. Always think of your safety first when using using the internet on a computer or mobile device.  With an awareness of the risks and how to overcome them, use of appropriate software tools and some common sense, you can enjoy the many benefits of learning, working and socialising online with peace of mind.

      2. Be very careful about who you give personal information about yourself to online. This includes your full name, address, street name, postcode, birthdate, employer, Mother's maiden name or details of your interests.


      3. Never give your internet banking details to anyone online. Be aware of the dangers of fraudsters attempting to get your bank details by sending you emails pretending to be from your bank.


      4. Check settings and security. Before you make any online payments, make sure the website you are submitting your credit/debit card details is secure - a secure website will display a padlock icon in the bottom right-hand corner of the web browser.

      5. Don't believe everything you read or watch. If people or financial opportunities seem too good to be true, they may be an attempt to defraud or manipulate you in some way.

      6. Protect your privacy on social networking sites and be careful about your privacy settings and the information about yourself (and your friends) that you share - remember you could be unintentionally sharing personal information or information about your friends with your tutors/students, colleagues or boss.

      7. Anything you post or upload to the internet is there forever so be very careful what you put online.

      8. Be aware that webcam images can be recorded, copied and shared. Consider what you say and do via a webcam conversation such as Skype. 

      9. Be careful about meeting people that you have only spoken to online. If you do decide to meet up with anyone in real life then make sure you meet in a public place at a busy time and tell friends/family where you have gone

      10. If you receive any messages or pictures that concern you, you can report it online, via the following link

    • Safeguarding

    • Learn more...

      These websites and resources will support you to become more confident in staying safe online and using social media.


    • Social Network Checklists

      These really useful checklists are handy practical guides on how to use social networks safely - how to manage your data and who you share it with.


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      Twitter

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      Facebook
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      Instagram
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      Snapchat
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      ask.fm


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