Be informed on Oastlers School E-safety
With the increased threat of offenders using online live streaming platforms there is a need to educate children about the associated risks.
Relevant agency links and information
(BCST) Bradford Community Support Team - Online Radicalisation:
External Website Links
Are you worried about online sexual abuse or the way someone has been communicating with you?
If you work in a school or college and are concerned about what to do with peer to peer sharing of sexual images or videos you can refer to the:
The following link highlight the importance of parents and carers talking openly to their children about being safe online:
Oastlers School Award for online safety:
Sexual Abuse Online
Posted: 01 October 2020
Access to phones, social media and the internet means that young people can communicate with others without those caring for them knowing and this can make it difficult when we want to keep them safe.
Online sexual harm is one of the things that you might find most worrying, particularly when your child has more knowledge about this world than you do.
What is online harm?
Simply put, it is any behaviour online that causes harm; this could be physical, emotional or sexual. Online sexual harm includes:
• Sexual abuse and exploitation.
• Grooming – someone befriending a child and building trust so they can sexually harm them.
• Sexting – Sending or receiving messages that are about sex.
• Sending or receiving sexual photos.
• Sextortion – Forcing somebody to do something by threatening to publish sexual images or information about them.
• Children being encouraged to access adult porn sites.
What parents need to know about PlayStation4?
Posted: 15 May 2020
There’s a good chance you already know what the PlayStation 4 (PS4) is. Sony’s video game console is often touted as being one of the best-selling of all time, with over 100 million units shifted worldwide. With over seven years of polishing and fine-tuning under its belt, you’d expect the console to be one of the safest around. While this is overwhelmingly true, there are still things parents should be on the lookout for whether they’re children are starting it up for the first time or they’re already experienced users.
What parents need to know about Netflix?
Posted: 17 April 2020
Launched in 1997, Netflix is now one of the world’s leading online streaming services, providing users with unlimited access to a huge selection of TV shows and films. It’s available on any internet-connected device that supports the Netflix app, from smart TVs and games consoles to tablets and smartphones, and is becoming increasingly popular with a younger audience. This is unsurprising given consumer attitudes are changing more towards video-on-demand (VoD) services. That’s why we’ve created this guide to help parents and carers understand exactly what Netflix is about.
Posted: 31 November 2019
Risks and concerns around children playing the online game Fortnite, which has a 12 rating but is played by much younger children.
There is an emerging trend, where people are playing strip Fortnite using webcams. The rule is that when you achieve a “kill” you have to strip off, potentially adding an additional risk from children being exposed to and/or sharing indecent images whilst playing the game.
Please could you share this information with parents and colleagues and remind them that any inappropriate/unlawful contact with children online needs to be reported to the CSE Hub Advice Line on 01274 435049
NOS Online Safety App
Posted: 15 November 2021
We're excited to announce that our FREE mobile app for parents is now available to download via your app store:
The app makes our award-winning resources even easier to use by giving you free access through any smart phone. It’s a simple and flexible way to get authoritative, helpful guidance on online safety issues – whenever and wherever you choose.
On the National Online Safety app you'll find:
We hope you enjoy using the app and would love to hear your feedback! Please leave a review on Google Play or in the App Store.
Thank you for joining our vision of keeping children safe online.
Let's Talk About It
Posted: 07 July 2020
While we are self-isolating and socially distancing due to Coronavirus, we will all become more reliant on communicating online, read through our advice for parents, guardians and carers to make sure you and your family stay safe online. .
Building Digital Resilience
Posted: 24 April 2020
Created by the Waltham Forest Prevent Team, part of LBWF Community Safety.
BDR is a guide to online risks and tools to protect yourself, your child and others from harm in the digital space.
What parents need to know about Google Stadia?
Posted: 4 May 2020
Google Stadia marks the tech giant’s ¬first proper foray into the world of video games. Not strictly competing directly with the already established household names of PlayStation, Xbox and Nintendo Switch, Stadia has something else to offer; online streaming. In a nutshell, Stadia beams its catalogue of video games directly into your house via Wi-Fi¬, allowing you to play on compatible mobiles, tablets, computers and televisions with console quality. The technology opens up a whole new world of accessibility for those who don’t want to commit to the console cycle, but the risks of online gaming remain ever present.
Guide on TIK TOK
Posted: 15 April 2020
TikTok is a video-sharing social media app available on iOS and Android which lets users create, share, and view user created videos much in a similar manner to Facebook, Instagram and Snapchat. It’s main draw, however, is that users can record and upload bite-sized looping videos of themselves lip-syncing and dancing to popular music or soundbites, often for comedic effect, which can then be further enhanced with filters, emojis and stickers.
TikTok has been designed with the young user in mind and has a very addictive appeal. At the beginning of 2019 it skyrocketed in popularity to become the iOS store’s most downloaded app with over 33 million downloads. Estimates suggest that it now has anything between 500 million and over 1billion monthly active users worldwide.
Posted: 21 September 2019
You have probably heard about the Momo Challenge through traditional media and social media in recent weeks.
The challenge has often been reported as the Momo Suicide Challenge alleging that children and young people are contacted by a mysterious character called Momo and have to participate in several online challenges with the last challenge being to commit suicide. It is reported that if they fail to complete the challenges they are threatened and receive abusive communication from Momo including phone calls.
Telephone: 01274 307 456
Head Teacher: Lyndsey Brown
Telephone: 01535 281 556
Head Teacher: Lyndsey Brown
Head of Centre: Robert Fairbairn