Cyber-bullying is an area along with other safeguarding issues arising within schools nationally which requires our full attention. e.g dangers of social networking sites, how to handle on-line bullying, dangers of abuse/grooming, sexual exploitation, radicalisation and extremism.
UK Council for Child Internet Safety (UKCCIS)
New technologies inspire children to be creative, communicate and learn. However, while the internet is a great resource, it is important that children and young people are protected from the risks they may encounter. The UK Council for Child Internet Safety (UKCCIS) is a group of more than 200 organisations drawn from across government, industry, law, academia and charity sectors that work in partnership to help keep children safe online. The Council was established in 2010 following a review by Professor Tanya Byron and discusses and takes action on topical issues concerning children’s use of the internet.
Below is the link to their website:
Sexting in schools and colleges
The UKCCIS Education Group has produced advice for schools and colleges on responding to incidents of ‘sexting.’ The advice aims to support them in tackling the range of issues which these incidents present including responding to disclosures, handling devices and imagery, risk assessing situations and involving other agencies. The advice also contains information about preventative education, working with parents and reporting imagery to providers.