Children: Please remember that Childline is yours – a free, private and confidential service where you can talk about anything. Important update: Because of the coronavirus, they’ve had to make some changes to how Childline works. For now, you can only speak to a Childline counsellor online or on the phone from 9am – midnight.
It is essential that all children understand the need to be safe when using the internet. They also need to know how to keep themselves safe so Online Safety lessons are taught regularly at Rush Common School. This is done through discussion and the use of resources such as:
Think U Know – containing internet safety advice for those aged from 5 to 16, along with parents and teachers, this site is produced by CEOP (the Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre).
Internet Safety Zone – Look in the ‘Under 13s’ section for useful safety advice and information.
Kidsmart – An award-winning internet safety programme for children.
Know IT All – lots of useful advice for keeping yourselves and your children safe on the Internet.
Bullying UK – Information and advice about bullying and cyber-bullying for children, parents and schools.
Kidscape – An organisation which helps to prevent bullying and child abuse.
Childline – ChildLine is the free helpline for children and young people in the UK.
BBC Stay Safe – Test your Internet safety knowledge with Hacker and help the Horrible Histories gang stay safe online
Net Smartz Kids – Click on the image opposite to visit the Net Smartz Kids website for lots of e-safety activities.
NSPCC – Help keep your children safe online
Childnet International – website to “help make the Internet a great and safe place for children”.
Parents Guide to Protecting Kids Online – 20 ways to protect kids online
Online Safety Guidance