Safeguarding

 

Bredon School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. Our objective is to provide a safe environment for all young people to learn and reach their full potential. A copy of our Safeguarding Policy is available here.

 

If you have a safeguarding concern, you can contact our Designated Safeguarding Leads (DSL) as follows:

 

  • Mr Nick Allison, Deputy Head Pastoral - Designated Safeguarding Lead

  • Mrs Lucy Dickson, Teacher of Years 3 and 4, Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead

  • Ms Charmain Eaton, Teacher - Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead

 

Tel: 01684 293156

Email: enquiries@bredonschool.co.uk

Keeping children safe online

 

The internet has undoubtedly created an amazing and exciting platform for us all to access and share information, but with this freedom comes risk. Keeping children safe online doesn’t have to be difficult; it’s more about common sense and communication than computer know-how.

 

Through our extensive PSHE programme, we do as much as we can to educate our pupils about the dangers they may face and what they can do to stay safe online. Supporting our parents to do the same is important to us.

 

We advise all parents and carers to carefully monitor what your child/ren are doing online, including their conversations with friends or other people.  This may require you having full access to their devices so you can see the online applications they are using. We recommend that you understand the applications (apps) they have installed and that privacy settings are enabled so that their profiles are not available to anyone else other than friends they know.

 

Resources

 

There are a number of useful online resources where you can find out more about online safety and the safe and effective use of the Internet.

 

  • Childnet   Childnet International is a registered UK charity that aims to make the internet a safe place for children and young people.

  • CEOP (Child Exploitation & Online Protection)   CEOP helps keep children and young people safe from sexual abuse and grooming online. If you are concerned about anything your child sees or hears online we encourage you to use the CEOP button to report your concerns. The button has been developed to offer children, young people, parents/carers and professionals working with these groups with a simple and convenient mechanism for gaining access to trusted online safety advice, help and support. It also provides access to an online mechanism for reporting known or suspected child sexual exploitation or child sexual abuse directly to CEOP. This function is offered as a convenient and potentially less intimidating method of reporting these sensitive types of crime, and as an alternative to face-to-face and telephone reporting to local police forces. CEOP take all concerns seriously.  Once you have completed the form it is likely that one of their officers will get in touch with you soon after.  All reports to CEOP are treated as reports of crime and as such anonymous reports cannot be accepted. We encourage you to support us in educating your child about reporting through CEOP.

  • ThinkUKnow   ThinkUKnow is the education side of CEOP. It contains resources and advice for 5 to 7, 8 to 10, 11 to 13 year olds, young people 14+, parents and carers and teachers.

  • Childline   Childline is a counselling service for children and young people up to their 19th birthday in the United Kingdom provided by the NSPCC.

  • NSPCC (National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children)   The NSPCC is a charity campaigning and working in child protection in the United Kingdom and the Channel Islands.

  • Safekids   Contains information about the dangers of children using the internet. Rules, advice, and tips relating to child security and the web.


 

Other useful information:

Age restrictions

Many young people access social media and gaming sites whilst being under the age limit. It is useful to be aware of the popular social media sites and games and their age rating:

Grand Theft Auto - 18 years

WhatsApp - 16 years

Snapchat - 13 years

Facebook - 13 years

Instagram - 13 years

Skype - 13 years

Fortnite - 12 years

There is no age restriction for watching  videos on YouTube, but for those who set up an account, the age rating is 13 years.

Fortnite

You may have seen news reports or heard concerns raised about the online video game ‘Fortnite’. Concerns include; the chat function, allowing children to potentially speak with strangers; the in-app purchases and the addictive nature of the game. For further information and guidance regarding child safety please see this ‘Fortnite Factsheet’ (pdf) from The Key – Safeguarding Training Centre.

Sexting

What is sexting? And how to engage with your child about the issue.

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

Social Media

A guide on how to change privacy settings on Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/help/privacy

More advice on Facebook settings https://nakedsecurity.sophos.com/2010/09/17/protect-facebook-places/

Filters

Google Safe Search - a filter system that can be applied directly to Google.

How to apply filters on your PC, Mac and games consoles:

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-gb/windows/set-parental-controls#1TC=windows-7

https://support.apple.com/en-gb/HT201813

https://www.nintendo.co.uk/Support/Parents/Parents-642522.html

Nintendo-3DS-Parental-Controls-907330.html

http://manuals.playstation.net/document/gb/ps4/settings/restrict.html

http://manuals.playstation.net/document/en/ps3/current/basicoperations/parentallock.html

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