The ongoing development of technology, and in particular the internet, provides endless opportunities for adults, children and young people but at the same it also brings risks such as cyberbullying, identity theft and scams, exposure to pornography and other inappropriate sites, online grooming and exploitation.
e-Safer Suffolk aims to raise the awareness of e-safety issues with children, young people, families, vulnerable adults and those who work with them, to enable everyone to enjoy the internet safely.
Further information about e-Safer Suffolk, online safety tools, resources, tips and advice, can be found on the e-Safer Suffolk page.
e-Safety Lead Training
The e-safety leads training programme is delivered by the safeguarding service within Schools' Choice. The aim of this training is to enable people who take on this work to feel confident when dealing with online safety situations.
If you need to protect children online, Online Compass is a free simple tool that shows you what you need to do to make the use of technology safer for your group. It can help you to review and improve your group's online safety using expert advice.
For more information visit the Online Compass website
Removing Images - YOTI App
Childline and the Internet Watch Foundation have come together to provide a service where children can request the removal of sexual images of themselves which have been shared online.
As part of that process the child would be asked to provide a link to where the image is stored online, rather than send the image itself.
The child is also required to verify their identity and age and this is done through the YOTI app. YOTI will not store images of the child’s ID following the verification process.
Below are details of online resources regarding this service:
NSPCC Sexting Advice - There is a section which covers what you can do if you’ve lost control of a sexual image and refers to the YOTI app.
Childline Report an Image or Video – This is the portal where you can report images and videos for take down and again refers to using the YOTI app to verify age.
The Internet can help vulnerable adults by providing tools to create new or extended support networks, develop new skills and knowledge and manage day-to-day living.
However, little or no work has been done internationally to either enhance vulnerable adults experiences, or reduce risk in online environments.
In order to redress the situation we have teamed up with Get Safe Online to research, raise awareness and develop an online educational programme.
In April 2012, the Young Voices Youth Parliament launched a Cyberbullying film. This was made possible by funding from Suffolk Constabulary. The film was designed, scripted, and acted by members of the Youth Parliament and the Hearing Voices Steering Group, with filming, editing and additional material undertaken by students from Lapwings Suffolk.
The Out & About Youtube Channel gives you access to not only the Cyberbullying film called "That's the Rule!", but other films that Out & About have produced.
Fraudsters may ask you to receive money into your bank account and transfer it into another account, keeping some of the cash for yourself. If you let this happen, you’re a money mule. You’re involved in money laundering, which is a crime.
For more information visit the Money Mules website
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