• Welcome to Nacro & Totton College e-safety resources


    This is the e-safety page for students. Click here for staff resources and here for parents resources. The aim of this page is to provide you with the basic information anyone needs to know in order to stay safe on-line. There are also links to other organisations that can provide support for particular issues.


  • digital footprint

    It is increasingly common for employers to check out your digital footprint. Forewarned is forearmed!

    A passive digital footprint is created when data is collected without the owner knowing, whereas active digital footprints are created when personal data is released deliberately by a user for the purpose of sharing information about oneself by means of websites or social media.

  • social media

    Social media are important; no-one is suggesting that you don't use social media. You might though not be aware of all the risks. The most common but least understood of these is the effect of presenting yourself on social media on your mental health. Have a look at this - it's scarily true!

    You might also like to use the following to check that your social media settings are as secure as you would like them to be.

  • e-Romance

    The technology you probably take for granted has not been around long, so the social rules for how to manage relationships and sexual activity on-line are not well developed. There are good reasons - including legal ones - to be extremely cautious when anyone asks you to share nude and nearly nude images electronically. You might like to start by watching this.

  • Cyberbullying

    Most people reading this will be more at risk of on-line abuse from people they know than from strangers. The following video introduces cyberbullying.

    Good sources of further information about cyberbullying are Childline and the National Bullying Helpline. There are also some help sheets below.

  • exploitation

    This is perhaps the most sensitive of all these topics. You might want to speak to someone after watching this. For technical advice speak to Matt Jarvis. For a listening ear speak to one of our welfare officers, Steve Maidment or Corinne Ash-Hill

    Remember that you can report suspicions of exploitation to CEOP, the Child Exploitation & Online Protection agency. CEOP take on cases for under-18s or under-25s for young people with a learning disability.

    • Radicalisation

      This is an introduction to the Government's Prevent strategy, which aims to tackle all forms of extremism. Contrary to what you might hear, it is not specifically targeted at Muslims. In fact, on the South Coast the two key forms of extremism are far-right racism and animal rights extremism.