E-Safety and Digital Citizenship
Internet safety or "e safety" is a fundamental topic and an important part of keeping children safe at GEMS Cambridge International Private School. We have extensive security measures in place around the school, which are monitored both internally and externally to help safeguard pupils from potential dangers or unsuitable material. All online incidents are recorded and managed appropriately. Online Safety and Digital Citizenship are taught to all pupils, explaining and demonstrating how to stay safe and behave appropriately online.
We work with parents to ensure the E-Safety and Digital Citizenship message is consistent. It is important that parents speak to their children about how they can keep safe and behave appropriately online.
GCS E-Safety Policies
CEOP (The Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre) delivers a multi-agency service dedicated to tackling the abuse and exploitation of children in the real and ‘e’ world. Often it is referred to as an online 999. By clicking on the button, young people and parents can get advice on a range of issues such as viruses, hacking and dealing with bullying online.
The Thinkuknow website is brought to you by the Child Exploitation and Online Protection (CEOP) centre.
Childnet gives you lots of advice on how to stay safe online.
Internet Matters is an online portal designed for parents to access simple, easy and practical advice about online safety for their children, right through from pre-school to teens. It provides tips on protecting children from online grooming, cyberbullying, privacy and identity theft and inappropriate content. Internet Matters is a not-for profit organisation set up by BT, Sky, TalkTalk and Virgin Media.
ParentINFO is a collaboration between ParentZone and CEOP. There are useful guides and articles on helping your child stay safe online.
Social Media Guidance for Parents
National Online Safety TikTok Guidance (Eng) (Arabic)
Common Sense Media Parental Resources
Parents' Ultimate Guide to Instagram
Parents' Ultimate Guide to YouTube
Parents' Ultimate Guide to Snap Chat
Parents' Ultimate Guide to Minecraft