The Discovery Educational Trust Online Safety Policy applies across all of its schools, including Hogarth Primary School. The Trust policy is available via this link.
Reporting Online Abuse
Click the CEOP link above to access information on how to report known or suspected child sexual exploitation or child sexual abuse directly to CEOP - part of the National Crime Agency.
CEOP takes all reports seriously and children of all ages can report through the Click CEOP link. The reporting form is designed to be as accessible as possible by children, but it is highly recommend that young children seek the support of an adult they trust to help them make a report.
Resources for Parents and Carers
Internet Matters – a not-for-profit organisation set up to empower parents and carers to keep children safe in the digital world. Their support for parents includes a range of downloadable guides covering subjects such as transition to secondary school, Vlogging & livestreaming, online gaming and cyberbullying
NSPCC - includes a range of resources to help parents keep children safe when they're using the internet, social networks, apps, games and more
Parent Info - from CEOP and Parent Zone, Parent Info is a website for parents covering all of the issues amplified by the internet. It is a free service which helps schools engage parents with expert safety advice, endorsed by the National Crime Agency’s CEOP command. This website provides expert information across a range of online harms
Parent Zone - offers a range of resources for families, to help them meet the challenges of the digital age, including parent guides on the latest digital trends and platforms.
Coerced online child sexual abuse - information for parents to help understand this topic and how to talk to children
What do I need to know about ChatGPT? A guide for parents and carers
What is Omegle? What Parents need to know
Online Vulnerability Awareness Resources - Internet Watch Foundation
The internet is a wonderful facet of modern life. Humans have never had as much access to information than they have today, at the touch of a keyboard all knowledge can be acquired largely for free. But it has also made us contactable at all times, in a manner that goes far beyond the voicemails that used to typify telephonic communications. Now photographs, voice notes, and videos can be exchanged to any device at will. This has made young people more vulnerable than ever to unwanted messages and images. Research done by the Internet Watch Foundation, shows that 1 in every 4 teens has received unwanted sexual messages online. Awareness of how to mitigate this issue is vital to securing the young people of tomorrow, and to help in that endeavour the Internet Watch Foundation has created a resource pack. If interested please follow the link below:
Resources for pupils
BBC Own It - support for young people to take control of their online life, including help and advice, skills and inspiration on topics such as friendships and bullying, safety and self-esteem
Childline – includes information for pupils on sexting, gaming, grooming, bullying, porn, relationships.