Online Safety For Students
Here at St Peter's we want to create a safe environment for our students to learn without worry or concerns. As part of life at St Peter's students are expected to use technology and the internet. Here is some Online Safety information for students.
Internetmatters.org have produced an Online Critical Thinking Guide. To view this please Click Here.
Cyberbullying is when a person or a group of people uses the internet, mobile phones, online games or any other kind of digital technology to threaten, tease, upset or humiliate someone else.
A website which discusses the issues around cyberbullying and offers advice on prevention and how to tackle it.
Good links to online resources and practical information.
Click Here if you are being bullied. Don't keep it to yourself. Tell an adult you trust today.
Online Sexual Abuse
To Help Report/Prevent Online Sexual Abuse Click Here
If you think that you are being Sexually Abused Online, please report this immediately to a trusted adult or use the online CEOP report button.
What is Online Grooming?
Online grooming is when somebody befriends and establishes an emotional relationship with the objective of sexual abuse over the internet. For more information about Online Grooming Click Here
For more information about Online Sexual Abuse for 11-13 Year Olds Click Here
For more information about Online Sexual Abuse for 14+ Year Olds Click Here
Blocking and reporting
The guide below offers advice on how to block and report content on some of the more popular platforms like Snapchat, Instagram, WhatsApp, TikTok and Facebook.
How to protect yourself agains scams on video games: The Game Players Code
The Game Players Code is a six-point guide to help video game players actively take steps that’ll protect them from fraud. Players can SHIELD themselves from many of the common risks identified in the research by following these simple pieces of advice:
- SCREEN any chats from strangers, as well as unexpected gifts and special edition or time-limited offers. Never transfer money to someone you haven’t met in person.
- HIDE personal information from others at all times, concealing your personal details where possible to avoid them being leaked.
- INVESTIGATE any gaming-related purchases before handing over money, such as checking whether the website is blacklisted on https://sitechecker.pro/blacklist-checker/ and only making card payments that offer greater consumer protections.
- EVALUATE whether gaming-related downloads are being made from established trusted sources and whether they are safe by checking for malware via https://www.virustotal.com/
- LOCK your gaming network by using password managers, two-factor authentication within platforms and anti-virus software.
- DELINK your bank details from gaming and online browser accounts. Having two-factor authentication set up on bank transactions and using prepaid cards will also help to keep your money protected.
Remove a Nude Image Shared Online
Childline and the Internet Watch Foundation (IWF) have made available a brand new tool so that children and young people can report a nude image or video of themselves in order that the IWF can take steps to remove it from the Internet. If you would like to take action knowing that something will be done, please use this link.
MeeToo is a multi-award winning, free, anonymous app where young people can talk about difficult things. Built on research showing the positive impact of peer support for mental health, MeeToo provides a safe, pre-moderated (by humans) space for young people aged 11+ to experiment with opening up about whatever may be on their mind.
Posts can be responded to by other users, as well as a team of trained university psychology students and MeeToo counsellors who help to guide discussions and ensure that no post goes unanswered.
Moderators check every post and reply before they go live to ensure the safety and anonymity of our users, and our counsellors uphold a sophisticated system for monitoring and tracking potential safeguarding risks.
You can easily see how MeToo works here: https://www.meetoo.help/how-meetoo-works
You can download the app from the app store for apple and android devices.