The basics
  • Ignore and block the bully.
  • Offenders often want attention. Take it away and they may give up.

  • Save the evidence. You may need it later. Take a Screen shot

  • Change your privacy settings to friends only

  • Allow only people you trust to see or comment on your pages.

  • Tell trusted friends and adults.

  • Create a support network E.g Parents, Friends, Head of Year, Behaviour Manager, Student Support.


Setting your privacy to an appropriate level

Facebook privacy settings can get complicated. Click here to view our guide to help you through.

If you want any assistance with your settings see the technicians for step by step help.

How to block somebody on facebook


Go to the profile of the person you wish to block

Click the "cog" in the top right

Click on "Block/Report"

If you just want to bloc kthe person select the "Block" option

If you want to report their actions to Facebook, select "Report"







Using smartphones

Smartphones are becoming more and more prevalent in young people's lives and show no signs of going anywhere. For some advice on using them safely, see this fantastic website.


Many parents say they can’t keep up with the online social networks that there children have signed up to. Netware is a parents’ guide to the social networks children and young people use. Stay up to date and keep your child safe in today’s digital world.


Below are some useful links to help parents and carers:

    • Thinkyouknow (advice from the National Crime Agency to stay safe online)
    • Internet matters (support for parents and carers to keep their children safe online)
    • Parent info (support for parents and carers to keep their children safe online)
    • LGfL (support for parents and carers to keep their children safe online)
    • Net-aware (support for parents and careers from the NSPCC) 
    • If you find yourself looking for something to do, you could take the excellent "Online safety for Parents and Carers" course. Please find below the URL you need to visit to register your account. You will need to complete your details and select “I am a: Parent/Carer” from the dropdown:


Once you have registered, you will be able to access the “Online Safety for Parents and Carers’ course and National Online Safety’s Resources (which includes 50+ online platform guides on the latest social media channels and games). This aims to help empower parents with the knowledge to protect their children from the dangers of the internet.

If you have any questions, or trouble accessing the course please contact [email protected].

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