Web Manager's note November 2014: occasionally, earlier articles, such as this, are brought back to the Front Page as a reminder. As part of National Anti- Bullying Week, the Internet Matters website has some excellent advice - and competitions for parents and pupils.
This is the LINK to the website providing lots of very clear guidance and advice about a range of internet safety matters. From this page you can find links to many e-safety topics.
For example, on cyberbullying they say: Just as children enjoy meeting and communicating with friends online – unfortunately bullying can happen online too. Cyberbullying is when someone uses technology to bully others. It usually happens over the internet or on a mobile phone and includes things like sending abusive emails and text messages or posting nasty comments or humiliating images.
Like any form of bullying, cyberbullying can be horrible for the children involved and hard for them to talk about. As parents, it’s important to understand the issue and know what to do if you’re worried.
- 1 in 4 parents parents are worried about cyberbullying
- 45% of of 12-15 year-olds know someone who has been cyberbullied