Online Safety



What to do if you are worried about yourself OR a friend OR your child:

  1. ​Tell your Form Tutor OR Head Of Year
  2. Click the report it button and make a report / get further advice from the CEOP Safety Centre

The report button applies to any kind of internet based abuse, sexual harassment or illegal website. It can be used if you think a friend or another child is putting themselves at risk of harm. For any other issue that is making you feel uncomfortable tell your form tutor or Head of Year or another trusted adult.

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Code of Conduct

A copy of the Heathfield Community College Student Online Safety Code of Conduct can be found by clicking here.

Unsafe apps for young people
Social Media
  • A parents’ guide to keeping children safe on You Tube – click here
  • A parents’ guide to safe You Tube and internet streaming – click here
  • A brief guide to Social Media for parents – click here
  • A parents’ guide to Facebook – click here
  • A parents’ guide to Twitter – click here
  • A students’ guide to Twitter – click here
  • A parents’ guide to – click here
  • A parents’ guide to Instagram – click here
  • A students’ guide to Instagram – click here
  • A parent’s guide to Snapchat – click here
  • A students’ guide to WhatsApp – click here
  • A parents’ guide to mobile phones – click here
  • A parents’ guide to TikTok – click here

  • A parents’ guide to cybersecurity – click here

  • A parents’ guide to Cyberbullying – click here
  • A students’ guide to Cyberbullying – click here

Digital Footprint
  • A parents’ & student’s guide to your digital footprint – click here

Staying Safe in the Digital World

The Heathfield Community College curriculum is designed to support all students (and their parents!) in becoming safe and responsible users of the internet and mobile digital devices.

For practical advice on how to protect yourself, your computers and mobiles device and your business against fraud, identity theft, viruses and many other problems encountered online try the ‘Get Safe Online’ website by clicking on the icon to the right. get-safe-online-logo
For specific advice on using mobile phones safely, click on the icon to the right. logo-ChildLine
Guide to Mobile web safety – click here
 The BBC guide to protecting your online reputation – click here

Potential Dangers
  • A parents’ & student’s guide to sexting – click here
  • A parents’ & student’s guide to relationships & Grooming – click here
  • A parents’ & student’s guide to personal security & keeping your private details private – click here
  • A parents’ guide to how to react to viral scare stories – click here

Personal Privacy

The following BBC film is an interesting wake-up call to any of us that think we have set our privacy settings on social networking sites correctly…..

BBC: Keeping Personal Information Safe Online

Safety & Respect
connect respect

Click on the images to find out more

Setting Parent Controls on Your Home Computer

Up to date advice on parental controls AND how to set them on different devices can be found on the NSPCC website by clicking here.  How to set parental controls on the most common platforms can be found by clicking on your operating system below:

Windows 10 Windows 8 Windows 7 Mac OS
w10 w8 w7 macos

Online safety parents evening materials
  • To download a pdf copy of the presentation used at our Online safety parents’ evening – click here
  • To download a parents’ and carers’ checklist – click here
  • To download the RM parents’ online safety guide to – click here

More Information
cybermentors copyright addiction

Cybermentors Website
To get support with your online experiences.

The You Tube guide
to Copyright

The Dangers of Digital Addiction:
A Short Debate

Useful Links

Follow the links below for other information that you need

ceop thinkuknow safety  parentzone

HCC Documents
eg policy, pupil
checklist etc

Reporting Online

The Think You Know
And advice website

The Know IT all
And advice website

 Parent Info from CEOP
and The Parent Zone

Digital Photos – advice for posting online

The following are a set of guidelines for how to more safely share photos online:

  • Avoid full face selfies
  • Avoid showing where you live
  • Avoid showing where you go to school
  • Avoid photos with school uniform in them
  • Only post pictures of friends / family if you have their permission to do so
  • Apply effects to pictures to make the people less recognisable eg negative / sepia / distortion etc..
  • Avoid “tagging” children in photos
  • Don’t believe the hype about Snapchat – once a photo is uploaded it takes on a life of its own and it can “get out”.  Deleting something is not a guarantee that it is no longer there!

Video Advice for Parents
Mental Health

Every year Heathfield Community College joins the global Safer Internet Day campaign to promote the safe and responsible use of technology.

To celebrate the day, we provided information and advice to students throughout the week in assemblies as well as activities for students to participate in during Form time. We also joined the social media campaign on Twitter.

Online Safety Quick Links: