Online Safety

The internet is a brilliant place to connect with others, to be creative and to discover new things. In order to stay safe and to enjoy the many wonderful opportunities to engage in the world of social media it is vital to follow basic e-safety guidelines.

The Hyndburn Academy is keen to promote the safe, and responsible, use of communication and interactive communication technologies.

Potential risks can include, but are not limited to:

  • Bullying by peers and people they consider ‘friends’
  • Posting personal information that can identify and locate a child offline
  • Sexual grooming, luring, exploitation and abuse contact with strangers
  • Exposure to inappropriate and/or illegal content
  • Involvement in making or distributing illegal or inappropriate content
  • Theft of personal information
  • Exposure to information and interaction with others who encourage self-harm
  • Exposure to racist or hate material
  • Encouragement of violent behaviour, such as ‘happy slapping’
  • Glorifying activities such as drug taking or excessive drinking
  • Physical harm to young people in making video content, such as enacting and imitating stunts and risk taking activities
  • Leaving and running away from home as a result of contacts made online

For more information regarding E-Safety visit the following website. It has information regarding E-Safety and is a massive step in providing E-Safety information and protecting children online. It is managed by the Child Exploitation and Online Protection (CEOP) multi-agency service which includes the Police Force.



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