Keeping your child safe online
We are all now part of a digital world where accessing the internet is an integral part of each day. Making good use of the internet and keeping yourself safe online are key skills that are developed across the curriculum.
Instagram – Parental advice and guidance – click here
The below presentation was shared with pupils in recent assemblies as part of our ongoing internet safety awareness raising. Regular events such as this support the work done by our Pupil Welfare team and Police Liaison Officer as part of our Personal and Social Education (PSE) curriculum.
Digital life presentation – click here
The two key websites mentioned in the presentation also contain excellent advice and resources for parents to help keep your child safe online outwith school time and at home.
Child Sexual Exploitation Awareness Campaign
Aboyne Academy is supporting the Scottish Government’s campaign to raise awareness of the risks and warning signs of child sexual exploitation (CSE), which launched on 28th January 2016.
The national campaign will comprise a new TV advert aimed at parents and carers – a UK first – supported by outdoor and digital advertising, a new website and PR activity.
CSE is a form of child sexual abuse and is happening to young people in Scotland today. It’s often a hidden crime where the child may not understand that they are in fact a victim and so may not come forward to seek help.
Parents’ understanding of the nature of CSE is limited. Research commissioned by the Scottish Government showed that despite 93% of parents in Scotland being aware of the term CSE, nearly one in three (29%) admit to knowing little about what it actually is and over a third (36%) don’t accept that CSE could affect their family.
The reality is CSE can happen to any young person of any gender and family background. The more parents, carers and young people are aware about the dangers of child sexual exploitation – including the ways in which it can happen, who it can affect and the behavioural warning signs that could indicate a child is at risk of abuse or already being affected – the more that can be done to protect young people.
Children and young people aged 11-17 will also be targeted with materials urging them to trust their instincts when it comes to their relationships either on or offline.
Aboyne Academy welcomes this campaign, together we can all help to keep children and young people in Scotland safe.
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New information added May 2020
- Police Scotland information and advice for parents/carers – Cybercrime Letters for Parents-Carers
- Staying safe when gaming – https://www.ncsc.gov.uk/cyberaware/home
- Below is a link to the weekly Scottish Government Cyber resilience updates related to Covid19 scams/advice. https://blogs.gov.scot/cyber-resilience/2020/05/06/cyber-resilience-notice-covid-19/