Internet Safety

Northumbria Police – Update and support regarding young people sharing nude images online 

Northumbria Police Letter Oct 21.PDF

Sources of Support -Keeping Safe Online – Poster 

Link School Safeguarding Update E Safety:

For information on The Link School’s safeguarding update around E-Safety please click on the link below:

E-safety – PDF


Child Safety and Cyber Flashing

Cyber-flashing happens when a stranger sends an obscene picture, unsolicited, to your phone via Wi-Fi or Bluetooth. It’s a form of sexual harassment and there have been prosecutions for it under existing laws.

The term ‘cyber-flashing’ first hit the news in 2015, after a woman on a train received explicit pictures on her iPhone which had been sent to her via Apple’s file-sharing function (AirDrop).

Cyber-flashing is not new – it has been possible since the introduction of Bluetooth. However, the growing trend for smartphone use among children means that there’s more risk of it happening to them.

It’s also not just an iPhone issue. There are many file-sharing apps that make it possible on Android and Apple phones.

Child Safety and Parent Factsheet on Cyber Flashing. PDF

Tik Tok fact Sheet Information  

TikTok is a video-sharing app. Users can upload and share short videos of themselves lip-syncing to songs or acting out comedy sketches, and add special effects. They can gain followers (‘fans’) and browse other people’s videos.

You may have heard of the app by its previous name: Everything that was on is now on TikTok. If your child previously had a account they will be able to access their content on TikTok.

The age recommendation is 13 and above. However, you don’t have to prove your age when creating an account, so younger children can still use it easily. It’s most popular with under-16s.

Child Safety and Parent Factsheet on Tik Tok. PDF


The DIGIZEN website provides information for educators, parents, carers, and young people. It is used to strengthen their awareness and understanding of what digital citizenship is and encourages users of technology to be and become responsible DIGItal citiZENS. It shares specific advice and resources on issues such as social networking and cyberbullying and how these relate to and affect their own and other people’s online experiences and behaviours.

Internet Watch Foundation (IWF)

Think U Know website

Thinkuknow is the education programme from NCA-CEOP, a UK organisation which protects children both online and offline.

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How to protect your child online:

You can read more on how to protect your child online by clicking on the PDF link below:

Keeping your child safe online – PDF

Cyber bullying and Internet Safety: 

To read more about Cyber bullying and Internet Safety please click on the link below:

Cyber Bullying and Internet Safety – PDF

Click Clever Click Safe Campaign

Click CEOP – Internet Safety



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