Keeping Children Safe
in Education including Internet Safety
At Compass we are concerned for the safety of all of our students. We work to ensure the well being of students whilst at the centre, but we also try to guide them towards safe behaviour out of the centre.
Life is full of hazards and you cannot warn about every possible danger, but two in particular tend to get a lot of attention these days, namely the Internet and Drugs. On this page you will find links to sites or information that may be of use to you on all areas that may affect the safety of students.
The NCA's CEOP Command (formerly the Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre) works with child protection partners across the UK and overseas to identify the main threats to children and coordinates activity against these threats to bring offenders to account.
MIND provide advice and support to empower anyone experiencing a mental health problem. They campaign to improve services, raise awareness and promote understanding.
Thinkuknow is an education programme from the National Crime Agency’s CEOP Command. Since 2006, Thinkuknow has been keeping children and young people safe by providing education about sexual abuse and sexual exploitation.
Get Safe Online
Get Safe Online is the UK’s leading source of unbiased, factual and easy-to-understand information on online safety.Their website is a unique resource providing practical advice on how to protect yourself, your computers and mobiles device and your business against fraud, identity theft, viruses and many other problems encountered online
Internet Watch Foundation
The IWF work internationally to make the internet a safer place. They help victims of child sexual abuse worldwide by identifying and removing online images and videos of their abuse. They search for child sexual abuse images and videos and offer a place for the public to report them anonymously. They then have them removed. They are a not-for-profit organisation and are supported by the global internet industry and the European Commission
Childline is here to help anyone under 19 in the UK with any issue they’re going through. Whether it’s something big or small, their trained counsellors are here to support you.Childline is free, confidential and available any time, day or night. You can talk to them on the phone, by email or through 1-2-1 counsellor chat.
Social media help
Snapchat has added a new feature called 'Meet Up'. It means people can view someone's location and get directions to where they are, without the other person being notified.
Staff should be alert to children talking about using the new feature.
Parents should advise their children to:
Only be friends in Snapchat with people they know and trust offline
Set their Snap Map settings to 'Ghost Mode' so their location isn't visible to other users