Link to Cantrell's Safeguarding Policy

Safeguarding Policy 2022

Keeping Children Safe In Education 2023

 

Link to Cantrell's E-Safety Policy

E-Safety

 

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At Cantrell, we realise how the internet has changed the way children interact with the world. They have access to in-depth knowledge, tools to express their creativity and people from all over the world. We promote this tool and provide stimulating activities for children to develop their skills in this area of the curriculum. However, along with this fascinating new way to connect with the world, the internet offers new risks.

 •Cyber- bullying

 •Exposure to inappropriate material

 •Online predators

 •Revealing personal information

 

It is important to ensure that all children are aware of these risks and learn to use the internet safely and responsibly.

 As a school we:

 •Ensure all children are aware of the risks online

 •Ensure children feel safe to report incidents

 •Access Online- Safety meetings/ training

 •Provide information for staff and parental training

 •Discuss and review our E-Safety Policy

 

ONLINE SAFETY - PARENT AND CARERS TOOLKIT

Family Agreement

Parents and carers resource sheet

 

There are lots of things you can do to keep yourself safe online.

Talk to your children about...

 

Think before you post

Don’t upload or share anything you wouldn’t want your parents, carers, teachers or future employers seeing. Once you post something, you lose control of it, especially if someone else screenshots or shares it.

Don’t share personal details

Keep things like your address, phone number, full name, school and date of birth private, and check what people can see in your privacy settings. 

Watch out for phishing and scams

Phishing is when someone tries to trick you into giving them information, like your password. Someone might also try to trick you by saying they can make you famous or that they’re from a talent agency. Never click links from emails or messages that ask you to log in or share your details, even if you think they might be genuine. If you’re asked to log into a website, go to the app or site directly instead.

Think about who you’re talking to

There are lots of ways that people try to trick you into trusting them online. Even if you like and trust someone you’ve met online, never share personal information with them like your address, full name, or where you go to school. 

Keep your device secure

Make sure that you’re keeping your information and device secure.

Never give out your password

You should never give out your password or log-in information. Make sure you pick strong, easy to remember passwords.

Some viruses will let someone access your webcam without you knowing, so make sure you cover your webcam whenever you’re not using it.

 

STAYING SAFE AT HOME - USEFUL WEBSITES

If you’re at home and worried and need somebody to talk to, you can contact Childline on this number or go to their website to contact an adult who can talk to you about any worries you have, no issue is too big or small.  

childline.org.uk/get-support/contacting-childline/

For Adults:

If you are concerned about a child and not sure what to, don't wait until you're certain: if you have any concerns or suspicions of neglect or cruelty, click here to go the NSPCC to report any concerns.

Well-being

If you feel anxious or worried, this website has lots of activities you can use to help you feel better:

annafreud.org/on-my-mind/self-care/

Or try making a keep calm kit, following these instructions:

Staying Safe Online

You might be spending a lot more time online.  It is very important to be careful who you are talking to online.  Follow these rules and you won’t go wrong!  This applies to all the websites and apps you might use like Roblox, Minecraft or TikTok.   

Information for Parents

There is support available to keep your child safe online. Below are some useful links to help parents and carers:

Thinkyouknow (advice from the National Crime Agency to stay safe online)

Internet matters (support for parents and carers to keep their children safe online)

Parent info (support for parents and carers to keep their children safe online)

LGfL (support for parents and carers to keep their children safe online)

Net-aware (support for parents and carers from the NSPCC)

Let’s Talk About It (support for parents and carers to keep children safe from online radicalisation)

UK Safer Internet Centre (tips, advice, guides)

USEFUL SAFEGUARDING WEBSITES

NSPCC - The PANTS / Underwear rule – guidance for parents on how to talk to your child about keeping themselves safe from sexual abuse.   The PANTS rule .

BBC - Webwise - a site that helps those novices learn about how to be safe online.  BBC Webwise – Safety and Privacy 

Thinkuknow is an education programme from CEOP, a UK organisation which protects children both online and offline.  CEOP’s Thinkuknow

Childline offers support online, on the phone at anytime. Childline

Childnet Internation is not-for-profit organisation working with others to help make the internet a great and safe place for children. Childnet International

Internet Matters is a not-for-profit organisation that has a simple purpose – to help keep children safe in the digital world Internet Matters

Net Aware is a guide to social networks, apps and games your child might be using - Stay up to date and keep your child safe in today's digital world. Net Aware

NSPCC is a leading children's charity fighting to end child abuse in the UK. NSPCC

Staying safe on Minecraft article. Minecraft

A Parents Guide to Fortnite:Battle Royale

Parentinfo is a Parent information in collaboration with between Parent Zone/CEOP. Parentinfo

Anti-bullying Alliance - United against Bullying. Anti-Bullying Alliance

Do the right thing and report to IWF with confidence. Internet Watch Foundation

UK Safer Internet Centre - where you can find online safety tips, advice and guidance. UK Safer Internet Centre

Parent controls offered by your home internet provider - how to set them up.  UK Safer Internet Centre – Parent controls

Everyone needs help sometimes and that’s especially true of parents trying to stay switched-on to their children’s online safety. Click here - Safeguarding Children for some helpful advice and guidance.

Thinkuknow is the education programme from CEOP, a UK organisation which protects children both online and offline Thinkuknow

Your NSPCC guide to the social networks your kids use NSPCC Net-Aware

Get Safe Online is the UK’s leading source of unbiased, factual and easy-to-understand information on online safety Get Safe Online