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Anti-Bullying Week – Information and Links for Parents and Carers

Anti-Bullying Week – Information and Links for PARENTS and CARERS


This page gives you menu-access and links to further pages of advice and support if you are worried about your child and anything you find suspicious or malicious online.



These guides (also produced by CEOP and the ThinkuKnow service) are invaluable if you are unsure of how to use protection settings on some of the apps your child may have access to or may be actively using. We recommend running through why security and safety within these applications is so vital with your child.

How to guides include:

  • Persicope
  • ly
  • Facebook
  • Snapchat
  • Instagram
  • Yellow
  • YouTube
  • YouNow
  • WhatsApp
  • Kik
  • Oovoo
  • Omegle



If you are concerned about any act of bullying or unsafe content you can report this straight to social media sites. This page links you to the ‘How to Report’ for many of the major sites used today. It also includes links to Vine and Minecraft reporting abuse policies.



Childnet are another useful agency to find help and advice with. There are plenty of free downloadable factsheets and advice on keeping under 5’s safe when using tech and other information on social networking sites. Advice and templates for Family Agreements for the use of technology at home can also be found here.




There are lots of different types of bullying. Race and faith bullying and HBT bullying tends to be more prevalent in secondary schools when children are mixing in much older age-groups but we all need to be aware of what forms bullying might take and how, as a community, we can put a stop to bullying of all kinds.


Odd Socks for Anti-Bullying Week!

Monday 13th November was our whole school kick-off for national Anti-Bullying Week. We started the day with a great assembly, hosted by Mrs Wilden and Mrs Toone. We were encouraged to focus on our similarities to one another and then, our differences; this year’s ABW tagline being –

‘All Different, All Equal’

We will continue to focus on the meaning of this year’s Anti-Bullying Week tagline throughout the week within our daily work and have some reflection time at the end of each day to wrap up our thoughts and learning.

E-Safety and Newsround.

Good Morning Gomer!

I have just found a really great clip on Newsround, our favourite news program from the BBC, which shows us some of the dangers you could face if you are not careful on the internet.

As Mrs Mulhall told you all on Monday, the internet can be a pretty fantastic tool to help us in our learning and just to have fun on. Many of you play online games and use the internet to find things out. This is how it should be. Children should be able to use the internet and enjoy all it has to offer safely and securely without fear of getting into trouble or seeing inappropriate images and stories.

This Newsround clip, which is about 15 minutes long, tells the story of Lost Princess and her experience of using a chatroom on the internet. David Tenant (yes, Doctor Who for those in the know) narrates the story which is entirely fictional but has been created with ideas taken from lots of different real-life situations. The clip also has lots of tips on how to stay safe online and what to do if you think you might not be.

I’d definitely give it a watch, it’s bright and bold and who doesn’t want to be taught some internet safety tips by Doctor Who? If you have a spare quarter of an hour, please pop over to the link below to watch!


Have a great day!

Mrs Garland 🙂

Research on Internet Safety.

Safer Internet Day is celebrated globally in February each year to promote the safe and positive use of digital technology for children and young people. Over 1,000 organisations are supporting the day, including former Olympic gymnast Beth Tweddle, the BBC, BT, Sky, O2, Vodafone, Lloyds Banking Group, Microsoft, Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat, Instagram, Google, NSPCC, Premier League football clubs and the UK Government, as well as police services, charities and schools across the UK, who are all coming together to deliver a range of inspiring activities.

Research by UK Safer Internet Centre highlights the positive and negative impact of online images and videos on young people;

  • The majority of children (84%) aged 8-17 have shared a photo online, with 1 in 6 doing so in the last hour
  • 4 in 5 young people have been inspired by an online image or video to take positive action
  • But more than 1 in 5 have been bullied with images or videos online and 70% have seen images and videos not suitable for their age

Findings come as Safer Internet Day calls on communities to ‘Be the Change’ and unite for a better internet

To mark Safer Internet Day 2017 young people across the UK are joining Government ministers, celebrities, industry figures, schools and police services to inspire people to ‘Be the Change’ and unite for a better internet today. A new study commissioned by official organisers of the day, the UK Safer Internet Centre, explores the power and influence of images and videos in digital youth culture, highlighting the positives and potential risks, as well as identifying the key skills young people need to navigate today’s online world.

Power of Image
New research launched to mark Safer Internet Day reveals that images and video play a central role in young people’s digital lives and are powerful tools of communication, self expression and creativity. The majority (84%) of 8-17-year-olds have shared a photo online, rising from 73% of 8-12-year-olds to 95% of 13-17-year-olds. Latest figures suggest 1 in 8 young people (12%) surveyed by UK Safer Internet Centre said they had shared a selfie, almost 1 in 3 had used YouTube (31%), 1 in 4 had used Snapchat (25%), and more than 1 in 5 had used Instagram (22%).

Encouragingly, young people are using the power of image to make a difference: 4 in 5 young people (80%) said that in the last year they have felt inspired by an image or video online to do something positive. Furthermore, two thirds (67%) have posted an image or video on the internet for a variety of positive reasons, including to support friends (40%); to share something interesting with others (31%); and to encourage others to do something positive (17%).

Will Gardner, a Director of the UK Safer Internet Centre and CEO of Childnet, said about the day:

“It is fair to say that in 2017 the internet is powered by images and videos. This can magnify the risks and pressures that young people face, while also offering fun new opportunities for self-expression and creativity.”

“Today’s findings remind us that with an ever-changing landscape, it is more important than ever to equip young people with the skills, knowledge, confidence and resilience to communicate using images and videos responsibly and positively.”

“This Safer Internet Day young people around the UK are uniting to inspire a better internet. We need to harness this enthusiasm and empower them to ‘Be the Change’ and use the power of image to help create a better internet.”

Minister for Online Safety, Tracey Crouch, said:

“The internet has provided young people with some amazing opportunities, but one of our top priorities is protecting them from risks they might face online. The UK is a world leader in internet safety, and measures in our Digital Economy Bill will be instrumental in better protecting children from harmful content. But there is still more to do, and Safer Internet Day is a fantastic reminder that we all have a part to play in making the online world a safer place for our children to discover, explore and enjoy.”

Minister for Vulnerable Children and Families, Edward Timpson, said:

“The internet is a powerful tool that gives children and young people many fantastic opportunities – but protecting them from the risks they might face online or on their phones remains absolutely vital. That’s why I’m pleased to be able to support Safer Internet Day again this year, and look forward to hearing how schools and pupils take part.”

“At the Department for Education, we’re continuing to work hard to make sure that young people, parents and teachers, are actively involved in promoting safe online practice, and we’ve been providing training and resources to support teachers in delivering the new curriculum, which includes e-safety.”

RESEARCH TAKEN FROM – https://www.e-safetysupport.com/stories/255/today-is-safer-internet-day-2017#.WJmmq-KLTct