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What is Safeguarding?

Safeguarding in the Curriculum

At St Peter and St Paul CE VA Primary School we endeavour to give our children the knowledge and skills they need to keep themselves safe.  This includes being able to identify risk and know how to access support if needed.  Please click on our 'Safeguarding Curriculum Overview' for further information on the content of the school's safeguarding curriculum.

Online Safety

Parental Guide of the Month

This month we have a link to the NSPCC online safety hub. You can visit the hub for advice and information on a range of different online safety topics including gaming, social media, parental controls and more.  You can find the hub here.

You will also find online safety information for families of children with additional needs and disabilities. The NSPCC have worked with Ambitious about Autism and parents and carers who have children with additional needs and disabilities to create activities to help talk about online safety and online wellbeing. You can find this information here

They also have some resources to support families of children with additional needs and disabilities with helping their child deal with online friendships and talking to people online. You can find this information here.

Report Harmful Content

Top Tips

Sometimes when children are online they can report feeling lonely. For example, if they see photos of friends having fun at an event they didn’t attend.  This month we have a guide from the National Online Safety website about supporting your children if they experience loneliness online.  A larger resolution pdf version is also attached, should you wish to download it. 

LONELINESS ONLINE

Useful Websites

The following websites contain some useful information about keeping your children safe online.

Support for children

Childline for free and confidential advice.

UK Safer Internet Centre to report and remove harmful online content.

CEOP for advice on making a report about online abuse.

Parental support

Childnet offers a toolkit to support parents and carers of children of any age to start discussions about their online life, to set boundaries around online behaviour and technology use, and to find out where to get more help and support.

Commonsensemedia provide independent reviews, age ratings, & other information about all types of media for children and their parents.

Government advice about protecting children from specific online harms such as child sexual abuse, sexting, and cyberbullying.

Government advice about security and privacy settings, blocking unsuitable content, and parental controls.

Internet Matters provide age-specific online safety checklists, guides on how to set parental controls on a range of devices, and a host of practical tips to help children get the most out of their digital world.

Let’s Talk About It provides advice for parents and carers to keep children safe from online radicalisation.

London Grid for Learning provides support for parents and carers to keep their children safe online, including tips to keep primary aged children safe online.

Stopitnow resource from The Lucy Faithfull Foundation can be used by parents and carers who are concerned about someone’s behaviour, including children who may be displaying concerning sexual behaviour (not just about online).

National Crime Agency/CEOP Thinkuknow provides support for parents and carers to keep their children safe online.

Net-aware provides support for parents and carers from the NSPCC and O2, including a guide to social networks, apps and games.

Parentzone provides help for parents and carers on how to keep their children safe online.

Parent info from Parentzone and the National Crime Agency provides support and guidance for parents from leading experts and organisations.

UK Safer Internet Centre provide tips, advice, guides and other resources to help keep children safe online.

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