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Safeguarding for Parents

Parents and carers are very important in raising and influencing children and young people. You provide them with homes, care and nurture and are responsible for them. You know your children and often know what is best for them. We want to support you when things are going well and sometimes if you are having difficulties by helping you find the right services.

As a school we will be posting useful links to guide and advise you on a range of different themes impacting on young people today…

The Underwear Rule

The Underwear Rule is a simple way that parents can help keep children safe from abuse - without using scary words or mentioning sex. The NSPCC have developed a simple guide for parents, and a child-friendly version, to help you talk PANTS with your child.

https://www.nspcc.org.uk/preventing-abuse/keeping-children-safe/underwear-rule/

 

LIVE STreaming

Live streaming: responding to the risks (National Crime Agency/CEOP)
Live streaming is a popular feature of lots apps and platforms. By understanding the risks of live streaming, we can help children stay safe when they are online. ThinkUKnow has produced a guide to help parents understand why live-streaming is so popular, and how to keep children safe.

You can find the article here: https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/parents/articles/live-streaming-responding-to-the-risks/

Stranger Danger

Hello Parents

It’s that time of year when children are given the opportunities to go to places without the supervision of an adult due to sunny weather and light nights

The following links are child friendly and will help you to explain to your children how to keep themselves safe.

You can start by saying…

When out and about, you need to always take care and be aware of strangers. With the help of your friends, you can together be stranger danger safe.

Click on the links below or in the image above to view even more helpful tips to keep you safe.

Help your friends by looking out for each other. Always take care and be aware!

Mrs Frank

FORTNITE

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

A children’s charity has advised parents whose kids play ‘Fortnite’ to take steps to ensure they’re staying safe online.
The NSPCC and O2 have launched new advice for parents amid concerns over a game function that automatically allows users to speak to other players through voice and text chat functions. It means children can be contacted by anyone else who is playing the game. Users can disable voice chat in the game via the settings menu, but the text chat function cannot be turned off. 
Research from NSPCC and O2, of 2,059 children and young people aged 11-18, reveals that that one in four children have been contacted online by someone they don’t know.

Laura Randall, NSPCC’s associate head of child safety online, said: “Apps, sites, and games such as Fortnite: Battle Royale can be great opportunities for young people to play and engage online. However in light of emerging concerns about the risks children could be exposed to, we are urging parents to be aware of Fortnite’s features. Its’ vital parents have regular conversations with their children about the games they are playing, and how to stay safe online.”

The NSPCC and O2 are offering parents the following advice, in response to the concerns about Fortnite:

Talk to your child regularly about what they are doing online and how to stay safe. Let them know they can come to you or another trusted adult if they’re feeling worried or upset by anything they have seen. You can use these conversation starters to help.

Explore your child’s online activities together. Understand why they like using certain apps, games or websites and make sure they know what they can do to keep themselves safe.
Agree your own rules as a family when using sites, apps and games. You can use this Family Agreement template to help you get started.

Manage your technology and use the privacy and parental control settings available to keep your child safe.
Anyone looking for further online safety advice can contact the O2 NSPCC online safety helpline on 0808 800 5002

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