Welcome to eSafety at YJB!
There are two sections to this page: one for Students and one for Parents/Guardians.
We have added several links to external sites. These offer a wealth of specific information, advice and tips to young people and their parents on all e-safety related issues. If you need to get advice or talk to someone urgently, there are also links to the helplines these organisations operate.
Are you a student looking for help?
- Cyberbullying? Don’t respond to the bully. Block them. Tell a trusted adult. Go online (or speak to a teacher) for help. The help sites are listed below.
- Lost control of an account? Go to the “Help” pages for the site. Report the issue. DO NOT share the same password for different accounts! If you do, change your passwords immediately.
- Pictures / videos of you on a site that you don’t want to be public? (Remember the “Grandma” rule.) Report the post containing the offending content. Mention in your report that the content is of someone under 18 – it may help speed things along.
- Remember CEOP. You can make a report from here (click the button on the upper-right of this page), from many of the advice sites listed below, or by visiting the CEOP website.
You can get help from any of these places, 24/7:
- CEOP: Report abuse directly to the online-safety branch of the Police. You can click HERE to make a report.
- ThinkUKnow: Get advice and help on all aspects of eSafety from locking down your devices and social media accounts, to cyberbullying, to getting rid of viruses and malware.
- H2BSafer: Can’t remember how to lock down an app on your phone? This site will (probably) have the details you need. They have loads of advice and videos showing you how to secure your phone and apps.
- ChildLine: If you having problems online, or in the real world, these people can help. They have an excellent phone advice service too (0800 1111).
For Parents / Guardians It can often seem that young people (“digital natives”) are running ahead with their use of technology, leaving the “digital aliens” (30 years old +) further behind and struggling to catch up with the latest app or social media site. There are many sites that contain useful and up-to-date advice and information to enable you to keep in touch with the online trends and support your child.
- ThinkUKnow: A good parental advice portal which also has direct links for reporting abuse.
- Internet Matters: An excellent source of advice for parents / guardians. Covers many of the issues affecting teenage users.
- H2BSafer: Practical advice on configuring privacy settings for your devices and social media accounts, safe searching, blocking malicious communications and reporting eSafety issues. This site uniquely allows you to select your device / service and get step-by-step tutorials.
- NSPCC NetAware: This site provides clear guidance for parents on the apps currently most popular with teenagers.
- SWGfL: Welsh E-Safety Project
- Safer Internet Day 2017: Factsheet for Parents & Carers
Specific Help for Apps / Social Networks:
You can use these links to get advice from the service and, in many cases, report problems.
You can email the YJB’s e-safety coordinator HERE.
If you have any general e-safety issues, you can also contact your child’s Head of Year.
The current e-safety curriculum (2016-17) is as follows:
- Y7: Password hygiene, app safety, digital footprint, safe sharing, cyberbullying
- Y8/9: Sexting, app safety
- Y10: Sexting, digital footprint (re: employment/FE)
The curriculum is adapted year-on-year to address current issues.