This is the area most frightening to parents and children. The exploitation and abuse of children always provokes a strong reaction.
The Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre is the body set up to combat child exploitation and abuse, both in this country and abroad. Visit the CEOP site for more information.
If you have any concerns whilst in College, please talk to your tutor or Learner Services.
If you have concerns whilst online at home, click here to go to the CEOP Advice and Help Centre. They even have a toolbar that you can add to your Internet Explorer at home to help you report any issues that you may have.
Remember to use our online safety rules (link in above section) to keep yourself "Safe and Secure".
Please select the link below to find details of the recent West Yorkshire Police campaign against child sexual exploitation.
If you want to discuss any concerns, or would like to report online exploitation, please speak to a Student Advisor or Paul Hutchison (designated Safeguarding Officer) in Student Services (A19).
Social network sites such as Facebook, MySpace, Bebo and Digg have had huge growth over the last 2 years. Many people use them as a way of keeping in touch with friends and family, and some tutors are using them as an alternative learning platform, but as with all technologies they can be misused. The resources here look at how they can be misused and include a social networking game and Horrible Histories Video.
Personal and Financial
This section looks at the issues which affect those with PCs and bank accounts - young adults, adult learners, tutors and teachers.
There are a lot of websites about keeping your financial data secure, avoiding scams and keeping your PC working properly.
Take the Get Safe Online quiz below to find out how much you know about keeping yourself secure.