Online Behaviour and E-Safety
Supporting your SON in the online world
The internet and social media undoubtedly play a significant role in the lives of our young people. At Coombe, we feel that it is important that not only staff are informed of the issues but that parents and students are too.
Throughout the year we discuss and explore online behaviour and safety through lessons, PSHE sessions and dedicated events such as 'e-safety week'.
sexting - parents support
When school is open
If parents are concerned that their child may have been involved in an incident involving sexting, they can do the following:
• If school is closed, parents of Digital School members can contact Parent Zone and we will advise them on what to do. They can call our members helpline on 0207 686 7225 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We will treat all enquiries in confidence.
• Or they can make a report themselves directly to CEOP. Its child protection advisers will outline what to do next: https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/parents/
• They can also make a report direct to the social networking site(s) the image has been posted on, or any website or online platform that has published it. Contact details for the most popular services used by children and young people can be found at www.parentzone.org.uk/digital-parenting-issue-5-online-edition.
• They should be encouraged to talk to a member of school staff even if it has occurred outside of school.
Further information and advice on a wide range of issues, including sexting can be found here.
E-safety Parent workshop