At Activate Learning, we understand the importance of fostering a safe and secure online environment for all.
At Activate Learning, we understand the importance of fostering a safe and secure online environment for all. Our Online Safety Initiative is designed to empower and educate everyone associated with our colleges about the challenges and pitfalls of being online.
Whether you're a student navigating the virtual classroom, a parent concerned about your child's online presence, staff managing educational platforms, or a community member engaging with our resources, we want everyone to feel confident and secure.
Our key focus areas include:
We invite everyone – students, parents, staff, and community members – to participate in this initiative, either by attending workshops, accessing resources, and joining the conversation to strengthen our collective understanding of online safety.
As we launch, we are focusing on guides for Parents/Carers to understand popular online platforms and strategies for identifying and preventing cyberbullying.
Let's build a safer online community together!
Cyberbullying is the use of digital platforms to harass or harm individuals through hurtful messages, rumours, or offensive content. It inflicts emotional distress and requires awareness, reporting, and prevention measures for online safety.
Online bullying can take many shapes but not all forms are easy to understand.
The most common types of cyberbullying are:
Here you will find safety and security advice about key social media platforms and apps:
Gaming and streaming online offers entertainment, but safety is crucial. Ensuring online safety for young people involves monitoring content, setting age-appropriate restrictions, and educating them on responsible online behaviour.
Parents should implement parental controls, limit screen time, and engage in open communication to address potential risks like cyberbullying. Regularly reviewing and updating privacy settings is crucial for a safer online experience.
Cybersecurity aims to protect against such threats through measures like encryption, firewalls, and user education. Vigilance, strong passwords, and verifying sources help mitigate the risks of phishing, safeguarding personal and organisational data.
AI, or Artificial Intelligence, refers to computer systems performing tasks that typically require human intelligence. It involves machine learning, where systems learn from data, making decisions, recognising patterns, and solving problems. Although the possibilities of AI are exciting it can also be used to content that is not based on fact and identities or images that are fake. Understanding AI is important.
Learn more about AI: