As part of our statutory duty please be aware that referrals will be made about any suspected abuse or neglect.
Police are urging parents to make sure they know who their children are talking to on line.
What you can do to keep your child safe:
SET PARENTAL SETTINGS: These are designed to control what a child can view, not what they can send so police are asking parents to be extra vigilant.
PRIVACY SETTINGS: These restrict who can see what is being posted by your child.
Share Aware campaign overview
To kids, online life is real life. And, just like in real life, kids need help to stay safe online.
Share Aware is an NSPCC and O2 campaign to help parents have regular and informed conversations with their child about online safety. We're aiming to get every family in the UK chatting about their kids' online world, just like they would about their day at school.
We tell children that’s it’s good to share, but online it’s different and sometimes it can be dangerous. Through our straight-forward, step-by-step advice and Icebreaker email series, we’ll show parents how to untangle the web and teach children how to make the right decisions online, even when parents aren’t there.
Please find below a list of the current E-Safety Assemblies that have taken place this term.
18.09.18 Stranger Danger
For our first E-Safety meeting as a school we talked about what E-Safety means to us. We watched part of our school film 'Stranger Danger'. the scenario of this film sees the main character contacted by an unknown person online. As the story progresses they agree to meet the stranger and accept gifts from them. Children gave their thoughts on what the girl in the story should have done when first contacted by a stranger. This highlighted out school procedure of 'yell and tell' when it is important to tell a trusted adult if contact by someone you do not know online.
25.09.18 Password Protection
This week we focused on how to protect ourselves online. We read an article about the importance of protecting all personal information using a strong password with both numbers and letters. Children shared all areas of the internet they may need to use a password. These included playstation/xbox logins, online games, social apps and logins for devices like tablets and laptops.
Following on from the previous week, where different apps needing usernames and passwords were mentioned, we used the NSPCC website to explore different apps available online. We looked at the age restrictions for each app and the features that can be used. Children shared their experiences of using some of the apps both on their own and with adults. We talked about how apps are changing what features they have daily and it is important for their parents/carers to know which apps they and using. Our older children offered advice on how to make sure the apps regularly used are protected from strangers.
09.10.18 Hello Yellow
To support the mental health campaign 'Hello Yellow' on 10.10.18 we focused this week on how the internet can affect our mental health. We watched a short video clip about how a child might struggle to explain their feelings and what impact this can have on their mental health. Some children shared how different situations online could change how they feel. These included: poor scores on a game and somebody sending an unkind message.
16.10.18 Keeping a computer safe
Today we focused on how to keep our technology safe. We watched a BBC video clip about what can damage a laptop/computer. We talked about what Malware is and the issues that can happen if computers do not have the correct anti-virus software. The video showed the children what effect hacking can have and how information like passwords and usernames can be taken when a computer has a virus. We learnt the importance of keeping the machine safe we are using to ultimately keep us safe.
06.11.18 - 04.12.18
Each week we focussed on a different app on the run up to Christmas. This was the make sure that any new gadget given as Christmas gifts would be used safely and respectfully. The apps we talked about include: Snapchat, Fortnight, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Musically and Skype. All children were encouraged to share their knowledge of the apps and any problems they might have encountered. The older years were able to give more information to help the younger children and we also looked at the logos used for each app.
This week we talked about any new technology children had received for Christmas. These included: tablets, mobile phones, games consoles and laptops. We reminded ourselves of Stranger Danger online and discussed again who would be a trusted adult.
15.01.19 Page Not Found
Today we watched our school film Page Not Found. This was a piece of drama performed by our children with cyber bullying links. The film shows both sides of cyber bullying and how it can effect everyone involved.
After watching Page Not Found last week we talked about the messages behind the film. As a school we discussed how it was cyber bullying, that it was repeated over and over. We decided that the child being bullied should have spoken to a trusted adult about what was happening and how they felt. Although the bully had a difficult childhood we came to the conclusion that she should not have been unkind to anyone else but looked for how other people could help her.
05.02.19. Safer Internet Day
As a school we explored the Safer Internet Day website for 2019. We talked about the importance of having a Safer Internet day and why as a school we needed to get involved. The main message today was tell a trusted adult.
Click on the links below for more safeguarding information
Theatre Education at Springbank - Keeping Children Safe Online
Our Governor for safeguarding is Sara Dunn, she is responsible for ensuring the school discharges its duties in relation to safeguarding appropriately (Paragraph 45/46 of Keeping Children Safe in Education 2016)
Our Chair of Governors is Claire Carroll
Our Designated Leads for safeguarding are:
Julie Vaccari Head Teacher (Responsibilities of the Designated Safeguarding Lead 18.10.18)
Adam Lumley Assistant Head Teacher (Responsibilities of the Designated Safeguarding Lead 22.03.18)
Dawn Wigley Safeguarding Officer (Responsibilities of the Designated Safeguardign Lead 8.3.18 )
Lee Aubrey Anti-Bullying Co-ordinator and PSHE lead.
(KCSIE paragraph 47/48) Our Designated Teacher's for Looked After Children are Caroline James and Marie Shaw
Health and Safety Team
Julie Vaccari - Ergonomics, accreditation
Laura Holmes - Schools Health and Safety contact
Adam Lumley - Risk assessment, Health and Safety Representative
Kerry Williams - Staff Welfare
Sara Dunn - Link Governor
Tracey Oldham - Day to day management of Health and Safety
Ady Gotheridge - Day to day managment of Health and Safety
As part of our safeguarding children procedures, may we please ask that you do not use your mobile phone during your time in school, or on any outings or school events. Thank you.
Here you will be able to find all our policies on Safeguarding (Paragraph 10 of Keeping Children Safe in Education July 2015)