Students and parents may find the following external websites useful.
These links are provided for information purposes only; they do not constitute an endorsement by The Ladies' College. The College bears no responsibility for the accuracy, legality or content of these external sites. Clicking on these links will take you away from The Ladies' College website.
This is a not for profit that provides unbiased information, trusted advice and innovative tools to help parents, teachers and policymakers harness the power of media and technology as a positive force in all kids' lives. It strictly adheres to the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA).
Girls' School Association (GSA) The Ladies' College GSA Profile
The Girls’ School Association represents the heads of almost all the top performing independent girls’ schools in the UK. They encourage the highest standards of education, pastoral care and exta-curricular activities for girls, and aim to inform and influence the national educational debate and we provide our members and their staff with professional development. The Ladies' College is a member of the GSA.
Digital Parenting Magazine
This digital magazine is an initiative by Vodaphone developed in partnership with The Parent Zone. The latest issue includes articles about cyberbullying, sexting and extremism and brings together advice from academics, psychologists and other experts to help keep young people safe in the digital world. Currently not available as a pdf, but is viewable online.
If you are experiencing bullying or other forms of abuse via social media, emails or text messages it is very important to retain the messages to enable the authorities to trace the sender. If this happens outside of school, abuse can be reported to CEOP using their ThinkUKnow portal provided here, or direct to Guernsey Police.
This provides a wealth of information about online child protection, and works with child protection partners across the UK and overseas to identify the main threats to children and coordinates activity against these threats to bring offenders to account. They protect children from harm online and offline, directly through NCA led operations and in partnership with local and international agencies.
A fun game app with a very important message…plus a free parallel app for parents “I just couldn’t find the kind of tool I was looking for to help my children understand how to stay safe online. So there was only one solution…create one.” Stella James, founder of Gooseberry Planet.
BBC UK - What are four of the biggest hazards of social media?
Not so long ago the phrase ‘social media’ didn't even exist. Now, for many of us, life has become: Eat. Sleep. Check timelines...
Parent Zone is devoted to providing expert information to families and schools. We find, curate and check the best available expert information on all of the issues that are caused or amplified by the internet.
Abuse robs children of their childhood. Without help, the scars of abuse can last a lifetime. And as devastating as it can be for the child, society pays a heavy price too.
Childnet’s mission is to work in partnership with others around the world to help make the internet a great and safe place for children.
The National Center for Missing & Exploited Children, (NCMEC), is a private, nonprofit organization which was created in 1984. The organization provides information and resources to law enforcement, parents, and children, including child victims, as well as other professionals.
Parent Info is a collaboration between CEOP and Parent Zone. Parent Info provides high quality information to parents and carers about their children's wellbeing and resilience. Schools can host the content on their own website and use it in any other ways (in letters to parents etc) that they want.
1 in 5 children’s Google Play Apps breach Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act rules (COPPA). COPPA, imposed by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), enforces a number of requirements on operators of websites or online services that are aimed at under 13s. It also applies to operators of other websites and online services that have actual knowledge they’re collecting personal information from under 13s.