When using the Internet, in particularly social media, it is vital to stay safe online. For this reason, we will be educating our pupils on the importance of e-safety.
Our advice to pupils is:
1. Make sure your page is secure from people you don’t know. If you want help on setting up your privacy settings, ask your tutor.
2. Don’t post anything online you wouldn’t want the whole world seeing. If you send someone a message or a picture, there’s no guarantee they won’t show everyone else.
3. Always report bullying – even if it’s not aimed at you. On Facebook, use the ‘report abuse’ tool.
4. Passwords aren’t for sharing! – To make it less likely for your account to get hacked, (hacked means when people log into your account without you knowing) don’t give anyone your password; and remember to always log out!
5. Don’t make friends with adults – One of the most important rules! Ask yourself, why is an adult who you don’t know tying to add you? It’s weird!
6. Don’t become a cyber bully! – Cyber bullying (bullying someone using social media, e-mail or texting) is very serious. If found that you have been cyber bullying someone, there will be consequences from the school and maybe even the police.
Never give ANY of your personal details to anyone online. Even on well-known websites, be very careful as to what information you give over. If you aren’t sure, check with someone else!
Safer Internet Centre http://www.saferinternet.org.uk/
Think U Know https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/parents
Parent Information http://parentinfo.org/
Advice for parents and carers on cyber bullying
Direct Link to Department for Education website for latest updated documents
Know and See the Signs
Parents against Child Sexual Exploitation (Pace) UK
Schools have a vital role to play in protecting students from the risks of extremism and radicalisation, a role which will be underpinned by the new duty in the Counter-Terrorism and Security Act 2015 “to have due regard to the need to prevent people from being drawn into terrorism”. This is due to come into force on 1 July.
Keeping children safe from radicalisation risks are a safeguarding matter and should be approached in the same way as safeguarding children from other risks. We recognise that as a school we should engage with government advice and support to carry out effective counter-extremism work. In the first instance, we seek help from the local authority and local police. The Safeguarding Lead at the school has engaged with the PREVENT training at a local authority and also has delivered this training to all staff.
Parents who have concerns about their children may look to the school as a trusted source of advice on how to keep their children safe from these risks. In addition, to materials produced by local authorities and the police – such as the new “Prevent Tragedies” online campaign launched by the Police www.preventtragedies.co.uk – there are online resources produced by civil society groups which provide valuable advice, for example ‘Families Matter’ www.familiesmatter.org.uk, (run by Families Against Stress and Trauma).
Educate against hate http://educateagainsthate.com/parents/
National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NSPCC)
0800 028 3550
Child Abuse Investigation
020 7161 2888
Foundation for Women’s Health
Research & Development (FORWARD)
020 8960 4000
0800 1111 (24 hr free helpline for children)