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Safeguarding Notice

Our school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. We expect all staff, visitors and volunteers to share this commitment.

If you have any concerns regarding the safeguarding of any of our pupils please contact one of our Designated safeguarding leads Mrs Jill Turner, Miss Carla Pilgrim, Ms Janine Harries, Miss Rebecca Smith

Our Child Protection and Safeguarding policies can be found here:
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Internet Safety

At Heathlands Primary Academy we take internet safety very seriously.

 

Top Tips for E-Safety

  • NEVER give details of your age, gender or location online.
  • Do not pretend to be much older than you are.
  • Do not tell anyone which school you attend.
  • Do not talk to anyone that you don’t know in real life.
  • NEVER arrange to meet anyone that you have met online.

 

For more advice visit the following websites (just click on the website names):

UK Safer Internet Centre.  This website has three main functions: an Awareness Centre, a Helpline and a Hotline.

Think You KnowThis is a brilliant e-safety website operated by the police and has sections for children as well as Parents and Carers.

NSPCC Online Safety.  For parents.

The Hector's World Safety Button allows children to use the internet safely. 

Internet matters Checks on your devices plus lots of information

Sharing pictures online 7 ways to share your children's pictures online more safely

 

 

Below are some links children will find useful. On the parent page we have a lot more information on Internet safety for parents.  

 

New Childline Website for Under 12s

 

Childline has launched a website aimed at children under the age of 12. This provides age appropriate content on topics including: bullying, family, friends, feelings, school, abuse and staying safe. It also includes games and therapeutic tools for young visitors to play and express how they are feeling. It will be promoted through the NSPCC's Speak out Stay safe programme.

https://www.childline.org.uk/kids

Online safety


It can be hard to know how to talk to your child about online safety. From setting up parental controls to advice on sexting, online games and video apps, we can help you to understand the risks and keep your child safe.

 

Use this website to help you deal with any of these issues.

 

https://www.nspcc.org.uk/keeping-children-safe/online-safety

We know that a lot of children enjoy playing Roblox and there is always a concern over young children playing games online. The article below is information and support for parents who wish to setting up parental controls and encouraging healthy online play.

As a lot of the children will have been spending more time online, you might have been having more conversations about online safety. The link below is a useful tool as it is designed especially for parents to deliver online safety messages at home. The best way you can protect your child is to establish a positive relationship with them around their life online. Talk to them – not just once but have ongoing conversations as part of your family life.

Coronavirus (COVID-19): Support for Parents and Carers to Keep Children Safe Online

 

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-keeping-children-safe-online/coronavirus-covid-19-support-for-parents-and-carers-to-keep-children-safe-online

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