Welcome to this edition of the Student Wellbeing and Safeguarding newsletter. Our theme this time is online safety and wellbeing.
It is really important that you know how to keep yourself safe online. The key things to remember are:
You are in control of your privacy
You are responsible for your actions online
- Is your account private or public?
- Do you know your friends online?
- Who can see your content?
You can help to keep yourself and your friends safer
- Are you being kind?
- Would you want a future employer to see your feed?
- Are you pausing before posting?
- Do you delete things you wish you hadn’t said?
- Do you know how to block someone?
- Do you know how to report an issue?
If you feel that you or a friend needs help to keep safe from harm, please tell us. We will always respond, and we are here to help you. Contact a member of the Safeguarding Team by email at email@example.com or you can call Safeguarding: for City College Norwich and Paston College call 07795 487645 and for Easton College call 07772 785346.
- Our Safeguarding Officers are Marie Pacey and Sam Warner.
- Our Designated Safeguarding Leads are Corrienne Peasgood, Jerry White, Julia Bates, Jacky Sturman and Helen Richardson-Hulme.
What can I do to stay safe online? 10 Top Tips
- Know who you’re talking to online
- Don’t give out personal information
- Not everything online is true so check information and chat to people you trust in the real world
- Protect vulnerable people and children. If you see bullying and intimidation online then act
- Protect your online reputation
- Know where to find help
- Check that content is appropriate to download
- Only open messages from sources you trust
- Tell someone if you feel upset, uncomfortable or worried
- Keep your privacy settings up to date
Online sexual harassment and online bullying
If you experience online sexual harassment or online bullying, please tell us. Some people use their technology to sexually harass their peers, share indecent images, or pornography or other indecent content. If this happens to you, you can get help at College. Online bullying and online harassment is never acceptable, it is not just ‘banter’ and it is not an inevitable part of growing up. At the College we will support you if you report bullying, even if it takes place off site and outside of the College day.