The purpose of this page is to give you the Parents and Carers information and advice regarding safeguarding (keeping your children safe). You will find links and useful documents with advice regarding subjects such as keeping your children safe online, possible warning signs and anything else surrounding the subject of safeguarding.
We hope you will find all the information and links helpful, for more information about safeguarding in school please see our Child Protection and Safeguarding Policy and our E-safety policy alternatively feel free to contact us.
The NSPCC PANTS Campaign
Snapchat is a picture sharing app that has gained considerable popularity with young people. The recommended age for using Snapchat is 13 as it is for most social media tools.
You may be aware that Snapchat’s latest update, as of June 2017, is a location-sharing feature called Snap Map.
This feature has prompted some concern from parents and professionals working with children over privacy, and who can find out the exact location of their children as you don't need to be friends with a user for them to see where you are.
To combat this, users can specify who they share their whereabouts with - all their friends or just a select few. They can even set it to ‘ghost mode’, where they can see where others are without sharing their own location.
For more information please take time to read the document below:
More information can be found here.
Be Share Aware
Kik Messenger is a free instant mobile messaging app which allows users to exchange messages online within the app using data or wifi, without having to pay text message fees. Kik Messenger is very similar to Whatsapp and Blackberry Messenger.
Kik users can create groups and send each other unlimited text, image, video and sketch (drawing) messages. These groups can be private or open to the public The app also has an inbuilt web browser where users can search the internet, Youtube and other sites.
Thinkuknow is a fantastic website that provides children and parents with a fun and engaging guide to internet safety and safe surfing. Learn about online safety when using blogs, chatting, online gaming and social networking.
The website offers age appropriate information in the form of games, videos and other engaging formats. Definitely worth checking out.
Swiggle.org.uk is a website aimed at Key Stage 2 learners (aged 7-11). It links to a wealth of learning and e-safety resources and includes a safe search feature. It also provides children with easy access to key educational resources, either in the classroom or at home. Swiggle is provided by the South West Grid for Learning.
The search feature on the home page is created using Google Custom Search with Safe Search functionality enabled. The Search promotes specific educational keywords in order to help provide results with an educational focus. In addition some sites have been blocked to help prevent inappropriate results being provided.