We make every effort to keep our students safe online and our Cyber-Bullying and E-safety Policies can be viewed here:
Anti-Bullying Policy (refer to section 18 for Cyber Bullying)
Click on this link to view a leaflet that outlines some social media advice for parents. Social Media
Useful phone numbers
Stockport Children Services: 0161 2176028
NSPCC: 0808 8005000
Parents Against Child Exploitation (PACE): 0113 2405226
The following booklet, provided by Stockport Family, contains useful links and E-safety information. Please be aware that we are not responsible for external content and that you remain responsible for any materials you may choose to use.
The following links provide practical guidance on keeping your child safe online:
Think you know - articles and guidance on all aspects of child internet safety
CEOP Safety Centre - report abuse and exploitation direct to CEOP
Get Safe Online - older children
Get Safe Online - younger children
Childline has launched an app that is the first to provide counselling to young people in need of help directly through their mobile devices.
The app has been named 'For Me' to ensure that it can be discreetly installed.
This means that if someone happens to see the young person's phone they can't tell it's a Childline service.
Check out this link for more details: For Me
Click here to view a Parents Guide to Snapchat: Snapchat
The following advice was received from Stockport LA 'Schools Health & Well Being Adviser' in January 2018:
What is a Snapchat streak?
Streaks count how many consecutive days two people have been sending Snaps to each other. Every day they send a Snap their streak gets longer.
How do you know if you have a streak?
A streak is shown next to a contact’s name on the Snapchat app. A streak is symbolised by a little picture of a flame and the number of days the streaks has gone on for. Only the two people involved in the streak can see this.
Why are young people so interested in streaks?
Streaks give users a sense of competition and friendship. A lot of young people want to get streaks to rivals their friends, or to show that they have a very close friendship with a particular contact.
However, there can be pressure to respond on a daily basis and it may affect their self-esteem if they feel that others have stronger friendships.
The following advice was received from Stockport LA 'Schools Health & Well Being Adviser' in June 2018:
North Manchester Coroner who has been conducting an inquest into a child death in another part of Greater Manchester has raised concerns about Doki Doki also known as Doki Doki Literature Club. It does warn it is not suitable for children however the graphics etc are clearly aimed at young people.
In essence the story plot seems to be that a male character joins a literature club and interacts with female members. There are alternative endings depending on choices made during the course of the game. The story plot uncovers suicidal thoughts the members have. The multiple outcomes follow things such as mental health issues (voices in their head), self-harming, suicide and violent scenes such as one of the player’s neck snapping. All of this then links the reader back to an outcome whereby you are made to think the PC has taken over your computer and you have to continue playing. Some outcomes lead you to consider what you could have done to prevent one of the characters deaths. One even shows you messages from the players who have passed away saying “ now you can all be happy I am gone”. This is a psychological horror game with suicide as a main feature.
This game is free of charge but an upgraded version can be purchased for $10 to unlock extra content.”
The NSPCC have confirmed 2 contact’s from children who claimed the game had adversely impacted on their mood and wellbeing.
Please to be vigilant to children and young people using this game.
The following advice was received from Stockport LA 'Schools Health & Well Being Adviser' in May 2018:
Please click on the link below to find out everything you need to know about the online game.
It also covers
- What steps parents can take to safeguard their child.
- Reporting inappropriate contact between a child and another player.