Safeguarding our Children

Tackle Child Abuse

You may be aware of information published by the DfE regarding the ‘Tackle Child Abuse’ campaign. It revisits the key message that safeguarding is everybody’s responsibility. The campaign is regularly being aired on local radio stations.

Pleas follow the link to view the DFE publication

NSPCC ‘Speak Out Stay Safe’Talk

The pupils in KS1 and KS2 had two assemblies  to listen to a variety of ways to keep themselves safe on line, the children displayed very good knowledge of this and showed a good awareness. The Year 5 and Year 6 went on to  online safety in smaller sized  workshops.

NSPCC have  a very good website which gives lots of help, support and advice on how to keep your child safe on line. Their parental brochure ‘A parents’ guide to being Share Aware’ is particularly good.

Talk to your child;

  • It gives practical subjects to talk to your child about:’personal information’, information about usernames, what photos and images are ok to share, information you share with friends online.
  • It gives advice on things to do; check out the sites your child accesses, over time go over safety points with your child checking to see if they still understand safety aspects.

Getting the family involved

  • Find out which sites are suitable and who can use them
  • Set limits on when your child can and can’t use the internet eg Meal times, bedtime etc
  • Use parental controls
  • Do your children need to ask permission to download APPS/games?
  • Regularly review what your child is playing/accessing

Safety starts with Parents

Parents can help their child by simply setting a good example online, your child does notice how parents act and follow your lead.

  • Things to do; use parental controls, talk to your child about how to report things on websites and how to block people and content.
  • Call O2 and NSPCC helpline on 08088005002 for advice and support


Below are a more links to some very useful information regarding e-safety for parents, carers and children.

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Think U Know – containing internet safety advice for those aged from 5 to 16, along with parents and teachers, this site is produced by CEOP (the Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre).




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Kidsmart – An award-winning internet safety programme for children.




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Know IT All – lots of useful advice for keeping yourselves and your children safe on the Internet.




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Bullying UK – Information and advice about bullying for children, parents and schools.




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Kidscape – An organisation which helps to prevent bullying and child abuse.




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Childline – ChildLine is the free helpline for children and young people in the UK.




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BBC Stay Safe – Test your Internet safety knowledge with Hacker and help the Horrible Histories gang stay safe online.




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Net Smartz Kids– Click on the image opposite to visit the Net Smartz Kids website for lots of e-safety activities.



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Childnet International – website to “help make the Internet a great and safe place for children”.




Useful Links for Parents

The internet for many parents can be a daunting place but to our children it is a necessity of life.  Access to the internet has never been so vast and continues to spread with the increasing popularity of tablets devices and access through mobile phones.  To support you in protecting your child on line there are some useful links below to sites with tips and guidance:


CEOP (Child On-Line Protection) Parents and Carers Area

This site offers advice and guidance for all types of online behaviours be it on line gaming, social networking, sharing and much more.  Your children will be familiar with the child version of this site as it used in school you could perhaps ask them to help you with navigating through it.


A Parents’ Guide to Facebook

Would you know whether your son/ daughters profile is set to public or private?  Would you know how to check?  Do you know what POS stands for when children are online chatting (Parent Over Shoulder)?  Do you know what Phishing is?  Facebook is very popular amongst young people (and many adults) this guide is produced annually to keep parents up to date with tips for keeping their children safe when using Facebook and informing them of the latest trends for Facebook usage.


Share, Take Care: tips for parents

This short guide will help you to make sure your teen stays safe and happy online.