The internet — and the technological revolution more generally — has revolutionised our lives in the last twenty years or so, bringing enormous benefits to society. At the same time, online safety — especially in relation to young people and social media — has become one of the major public health issues of our time. Apart from anything else, it is to do with keeping people safe from harm.
Ridgeway High School promotes e-safety and the prevention of cyberbullying. Bullying in any form has no place at Ridgeway.
Online safety newsletter
We subscribe to a monthly newsletter about online safety. You can read the latest newsletter below.
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Online-safety presentation for parents
Click here to read and/or download a handy, easy-to-follow presentation for parents about online safety produced in January 2020.
National Online Safety
National Online Safety is an independent online-safety training provider working to keep children safe online.
Every Wednesday, they produce a new, handy, short and easy-to-understand guide relating to some aspect of online safety. They call their campaign #WakeUpWednesday.
Here are some of their guides:
Click here to visit their website to see all their resources. Please note that you may need to sign up with them to access some of their resources.
In our list of useful links below, you will find more information about keeping young people safe online.
Kidsmart – e-safety advice for young people
Thinkuknow – e-safety advice for young people of all ages and for parents
BBC Share Take Care – advice and support for parents on setting ‘parental tools’ to manage what children are exposed to online
Parent Info – advice and support for parents with all aspects of e-safety
Click to read advice issued by Merseyside Police in 2018 about the dangers of young people using the app Snapchat.