The safety of our children in all aspects of their life is taken very seriously at Martlesham Academy. Within that remit, we are committed to educating our young people to be safe internet users and in supporting parents/carers with this very important skill at home too.
In school, we have an internet safety code of conduct that all students and staff are expected to adhere to. We have strong and constantly updated filters in place to protect and govern internet use. The most effective way to support our children to develop internet safe skills is to be aware of the dangers ourselves. Please use the links below to find out more about how to protect and educate your children to use the internet safely.
- Child Exploitation and Online Protection (CEOP) Centre
- CEOP Think U Know
- Safer Internet Centre
- Digital Parenting Magazine from Vodafone
- PEGI games rating
- Online Parental Controls, Hints and Tips by Virgin Media
Please remember that Social Media Sites (e.g. Facebook, You Tube, Twitter, Instagram etc.) have a minimum age requirement of 13+ in their terms and conditions. Also, WhatsApp and other internet based messaging services can only be used by 16 year olds and over.
How to Deal with Concerns
If at any point you have concerns about your child’s safety online then please report it to CEOP (a police led online crime and safety service) using this link:
CEOP always recommend the following:
- If you need urgent help, i.e. your child is in immediate danger such as meeting a stranger they have met online, then call 999
- Don’t delete any emails, images or conversations related to this report
- Don’t contact the suspect yourself. Let us do the detective work.
Most sites will have their own report buttons or a facility to block people and pages that may cause concern.