Parents


   


 
E-Safety for Parents at The Cooper School

This page contains links to resources designed to help parents and carers keep their children safe on-line. If you find any problems with the website or have suggestions for resources you would like to add please e-mail asurrall@thecooperschool.co.uk. 

If you have a concern about the way your child is using the internet at home or in school please contact us using one of the e-mail addresses below.

If you have an immediate concern report it to the police by calling 999 or to the CEOP centre by clicking on the button below and filling out a report.



Digital Parenting Magazine

 Vodafone have released the second edition of their Digital Parenting magazine. The magazine is full of hundreds of different tools and techniques on how to keep children safe on the internet. There are step by step guides on setting up internet filters as well as research from leading academics looking at the impact technology has on a child's development. The school has ordered a number of hard copies of the magazine which will be freely available for parents whilst stocks last.




UK Safer Internet Centre

The UK Safer Internet Centre have produced a wide range of resources to help parents understand the technologies their children use. You can find out the latest advice on how to use the internet and new technologies safely and responsibly. Also find a range of practical resources, news and events focussing on the safe and responsible use of the internet and new technologies. The Parents Guide To Technology and Know IT all for Parents resources are particularly good.  



  School Contacts

Child Protection officer
Mrs Roberts
croberts@thecooperschool.co.uk

Head teacher
Mr Baxter
headteacher@thecooperschool.co.uk




Think U Know

The Think U Know website is widely used in lessons to teach students about the risks they face on-line. The website also has a detailed parents section with advice, tips and videos for parents & carers on how to keep young people safe on the internet. The website also includes advice that applies to parents of younger (primary school) students.




Childnet International

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.  In all its work Childnet seeks to take a balanced approach. On its website you can read about the way they have sought to promote the positive and highlight the creative and inspiring ways children and young people are using technology for good. You can also read about the ways they have responded to the negative aspects and dangers for children. The website has links to a range of useful resources for parents



  School Contacts

Nightingale Welfare officer
Mrs Devereaux
jdevereaux@thec
ooperschool.co.uk

Churchill Welfare officer
Mrs Waller
iwaller@thecooperschool.co.uk

Moore Welfare officer
Mrs Denial
edenial@thecooperschool.co.uk

Newton Welfare officer
Mrs Williams
swilliams@thecooperschool.co.uk





Child Line

The Child Line website has an excellent section on on-line safety. It is a great resource for your people and their parents. It includes information on a wide range of issues from cyber-bullying to sexting. The website also provides access to a variety of support services including help lines and on-line forums.




CEOP

The Child Exploitation and Online Protection (CEOP) Centre is dedicated to eradicating the sexual abuse of children. That means we are part of UK policing and very much about tracking and bringing offenders to account either directly or in partnership with local and international forces.



  School Contacts

Head of Nightingale house
Mrs Post
jpost@thecooperschool.co.uk


Head of Churchill house
Mrs Burnand
mburnand@thecooperschool.co.uk

Head of Moore house
Mr Simmons
jsimmons@thecooperschool.co.uk

Head of Newton house
Mrs Roberts
adodwell@thecooperschool.co.uk




Kids Smart

The Kids smart website is primarily aimed at the parents of younger students. However, it contains a huge amount of useful information presented in a way that is easy to access. The section on parental controls is particularly good and includes a number of excellent guides on setting up parental controls on games consoles.




Digizen

The Digizen website provides information for parents and carers.  It shares specific advice and resources on issues such as social networking and cyberbullying and how these relate to and affect their own and other people's online experiences and behaviours. It has a particularly good range of videos on the Parents & Carers page.



  Useful links
www.facebook.com/safety
www.saferinternet.org.uk
www.childnet.com
www.kidssmart.org.uk
www.digizen.org
www.iwf.org.uk
http://ceop.police.uk
www.childline.org.uk