Safeguarding Guidance

The safeguarding of our pupils has never been more important. Read our guidelines on keeping your child happy and safe online

Safeguarding Guidance

The safeguarding of our pupils has never been more important. Read our guidelines on keeping your child happy and safe online

We recognise that our pupils may have increased access to the internet, as they spend more time at home and as they access our Online Teaching and Learning Programme. We would therefore recommend the following guidelines:

Where possible, please ensure that you have the appropriate settings in place on the devices that your children will be using.

We will be treating the online environment as part of the school day. Children should be aware of their use of language and ensure that they behave appropriately whilst online.

Please be vigilant about the sites that your children are visiting. You may need to check their work as well as having a good understanding of the tasks that they are undertaking.

We ask that parents supervise online sessions in an appropriate manner.

At the beginning of the session, the teacher will set out some ground rules for how each session will run.

If your child is unwell or unavailable at the time of their assigned session, please let us know.

Ensure that they have adequate breaks from devices. Children will be set a wide variety of tasks by staff to encourage the use of mediums other than electronic devices.

Our school safeguarding policy remains in place and if you have any concerns of a safeguarding nature then please contact the school’s Designated Safeguarding Lead, Kate Bodle – kate.bodle@stmarys-henley.co.uk

These resources are designed to support parents and carers to help keep their children safe online, and you may find them useful:

  • support for parents and carers to keep children safe online,  outlines resources to help keep children safe from different risks online and where to go to find support and advice
  • guidance on staying safe onlinewhich includes information on security and privacy settings
  • Thinkuknow provides advice from the National Crime Agency (NCA) on staying safe online
  • Parent info is a collaboration between Parentzone and the NCA providing support and guidance from leading experts and organisations
  • 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
  • Internet matters provides 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
  • London Grid for Learning has support for parents and carers to keep their children safe online, including tips to keep primary aged children safe online
  • Net-aware has support for parents and carers from the NSPCC, including a guide to social networks, apps and games
  • Let’s Talk About It has advice for parents and carers to keep children safe from online radicalisation
  • UK Safer Internet Centre has tips, advice, guides and other resources to help keep children safe online, including parental controls offered by home internet providers and safety tools on social networks and other online services
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