It is important that children and young adults, who are currently accessing their education remotely, continue to be safe online.

If you have any concerns whilst online please report these to the Head of Service:

Kaylie Crompton      Birtenshaw School, Bolton            07738 496549

Catherine Davis       Birtenshaw School, Merseyside   07710 122675

Clare Foster            Birtenshaw College                       07821 111722

As well as reporting to the Head of Service, age appropriate practical support may be sought from the following organisations:

  • Childline – for support
  • UK Safer Internet Centre – to report and remove harmful online content
  • CEOP – for advice on making a report about online abuse

Support for parents/carers regarding online safety includes:

Thinkuknow provides advice from the National Crime Agency (NCA) on staying safe online

Parent info is a collaboration between Parentzone and the NCA providing support and guidance for parents from leading experts and organisations

Childnet offers a toolkit to support parents and carers of children of any age to start discussions about their online life, to set boundaries around online behaviour and technology use, and to find out where to get more help and support

Internet Matters provides age-specific online safety checklists, guides on how to set parental controls on a range of devices, and a host of practical tips to help children get the most out of their digital world

London Grid for Learning has support for parents and carers to keep their children safe online, including tips to keep primary aged children safe online

Net-aware has support for parents and carers from the NSPCC and O2, including a guide to social networks, apps and games

Let’s Talk About It has advice for parents and carers to keep children safe from online radicalisation

UK Safer Internet Centre has tips, advice, guides and other resources to help keep children safe online, including parental controls offered by home internet providers and safety tools on social networks and other online services

The Government has also provided the following support:

Support for parents and carers to keep children safe from online harms, includes advice about specific harms such as online child sexual abuse, sexting, and cyberbullying

Support to stay safe online includes security and privacy settings, blocking unsuitable content, and parental controls