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Online Safety

How to Report Abuse  

The Click CEOP button is an asset of the National Crime Agency CEOP command. The CEOP command works to protect children from sexual abuse and exploitation both online and offline.

The button has been developed for children and young people and is offered as a convenient and potentially less intimidating method of reporting these sensitive types of crime, alternative to face-to-face and telephone reporting to local police forces. It provides children and young people with access to an online mechanism for reporting known or suspected child sexual exploitation or child sexual abuse directly to CEOP.

Reporting to CEOP

CEOP takes all reports seriously and children of all ages can report through the Click CEOP button. The reporting form is designed to be as accessible as possible by children, but it is highly recommend that young children seek the support of an adult they trust to help them make a report.

All reports to CEOP are treated sensitively and are read and risk assessed by a CEOP Child Protection Adviser. It is not possible to report to CEOP anonymously as CEOP have a duty to ensure the child or young person is safe. Reports made outside of office hours are viewed by the NCA Control Centre. Urgent concerns about a child’s safety are referred by the Control Centre to local police. CEOP advise any urgent reports where a child is in immediate danger should be reported to the local police force where the child is located.

 

National Online Safety 

As you are aware, the online world is posing an ever-increasing risk to children and it is important that we work together to take an active role in teaching children about online dangers and how to act safely when using the internet. During the pandemic pupils have been online more than ever. We are therefore delighted to announce that Blessed Thomas Holford is continuing to show our commitment to protecting our pupils online by taking a proactive whole school community approach to internet safety and we have gained National Online Safety School Accreditation.

We value and recognise the highly important role parents play in keeping their children safe online; any changes that are made at home are likely to impact on a child’s behaviour elsewhere, including in school. If children are taught to minimise the risks associated with online activity by their parents, they will usually reinforce this practice themselves and with others when accessing the internet in school. The school is committed to working in partnership with parents and relevant agencies so that we can teach our children to be responsible users of the internet.

 

‘National Online Safety’ mission is to make the internet a safer place for children. They achieve this through equipping school staff, parents and children with the knowledge they need to understand online dangers and how best to react should an incident arise. Their website is full of useful resources, explainer webinars and courses. This is free to all of our parents and only requires a profile to be set up.

 

Please find below the link you need to visit to register your account. You will need to complete your details and select “I am a: parent/ carer” from the dropdown menu

https://nationalonlinesafety.com/enrol/blessed-thomas-holford-catholic-college

 

Please follow the link to this article to see a parent of a 14 and 15 year old review the App and support materials, this will explain the type of support National Online Safety offers you as a parent:

https://www.muminthemadhouse.com/national-online-safety-app-review-keeping-up-with-the-kids/

 

As a parent user, you will have access to the Online Safety for Parents & Carers Course and Resource Hub. We hope you all find the training and resources useful and if you have any questions, or trouble accessing the platform, please contact support@nationalonlinesafety.com.

 

If you have any concerns about your child’s use of technology, please contact one of the school’s safeguarding leads. Furthermore, if ever you come across anything on the internet that you are concerned about then you can report to CEOP.