We have recently been contacted by parents reporting a rise in the number of potentially dangerous apps and sites that children are finding it easy to access. This slide has come in from Surrey and is worth a look, particularly in terms of reporting:
The school has updated three key policies to take into account the potential risks involved with Home Learning during the COVID-19 lockdown. They should be read in conjunction with the full school and/or BET policies and have been sent to all staff. The Safeguarding addendum also contains useful websites to visit to keep your children safe online.
If you have safeguarding issues you think the school should or could help with, please email email@example.com
Here are some other useful links that provide support:
Childline 0800 1111 www.childline.org.uk - for help, support and advice on the phone or via the internet.
Kooth www.kooth.com - online counselling service. Any child can log on and speak to a trained counsellor until 10pm at night.
Calm Harm www.stem4.org.uk/calmharm - a teenage mental health charity aimed at improving teenage mental health.
In a mental health emergency please call one of the following services:
Samaritans 116 123
Papyrus 08000684141 - the UK charity for the prevention of young suicide.
There may be a rise in people using social media to keep in touch. If you can see or experience online bullying, you should report the comment if possible and report it to the police via the 101 number or the online reporting facility.