Safeguarding Children & Young People

This film follows Matt, a teenage boy who begins a relationship with a girl he has met online. Together they explore their sexuality via IM and webcam. Eventually they decide to meet up offline however the girl isn’t who Matt thought she was…

This film informs you of the possible risks of social networking and chat sites and helps to understand ways that you can keep yourself safe online.

 

 

Welcome to Wiltshire’s Youth Safeguarding Board

Wiltshire Safeguarding Children Board are committed to keeping children safe.

In order for children and young people to have a voice and influence the work of the Board, WSCB have set up a Youth Safeguarding Board. We sit approximately every 2 months and are currently focussing on 3 key topics. Click the headings for more information:

Gaming online is everywhere but keeping safe can be confusing?! Get to grips with setting up the controls on your game consoles and keep your personal information private! You’ll find yourself in a safer position online. There are lots of other useful hints and tips on how to keep safe online, click the links below:

    CBBC Stay Safe

    NSPCC: Online Gaming  

   Childline: Keep your online gaming safe and fun

 

We are now spending a lot of time online which is great for socialising, exploring and having fun but we are faced with many risks and dangers such cyber bullying or inappropriate content.

See the 5 SMART rules from Childnet and stay safe online!

staysafeonline

Other useful information on how to stay safe online can be found at:

    CBBC Newsround – Advice and tips for staying safe online

    Childnet

    NSPCC – Online Safety

    Facebook – Safety Centre

What is sexting?

Sexting is when someone shares sexual, naked or semi-naked images or videos of themselves or others, or sends sexually explicit messages.

They can be sent using mobiles, tablets, smartphones, laptops – any device that allows you to share media and messages.

Sexting may also be called:

    trading nudes          dirties         pic for pic

Research recently conducted by the NSPCC with 1,000 young people found that of those who have taken naked pictures of themselves, half have shared it with someone else and 31 per cent have shared it with someone they didn’t know.

Did you know! Those involved in sexting may be committing a criminal offence…

Crime which involve indecent photographs of a person under 18 years of age fall under Section 1 of the Protection of Children Act, 1978, and Section 160 of the Criminal Justice Act.

Here are some useful links to help keep yourself safe:

    NSPCC Sexting

    Childnet: So you got naked online?

    On your Mind

 

Other useful pages to view:

   Think u know

   Don’t be a Zombie

   #Listentoyourselfie 

   CEOP – Play Like Share 

   Bounce back from bullying!