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We have policies and established procedures to ensure the safety of our children. All staff working with the children have been trained in these procedures. This ensures that any cases are referred to the appropriate investigative agency as a constructive and helpful measure.

 

All staff and governors have attended WRAP (Workshop to Raise Awareness of Prevent) Training; this is to identify children who may be vulnerable to radicalisation, and know what to do when they are identified.

You may contact one of our safeguarding leads if you have a concern.

You may contact one of our safeguarding leads if you have a concern.                                   1 Mary-Jane Collington, Designated Safeguarding Lead
You may contact one of our safeguarding leads if you have a concern.                                   2 Derek Nevell, Deputy Safeguarding Lead
You may contact one of our safeguarding leads if you have a concern.                                   3 Sarah Regan, Deputy Safeguarding Lead
You may contact one of our safeguarding leads if you have a concern.                                   4 Reverend Trish Ollive, Safeguarding Governor

Information Technology

 

Online Safety Newsletter

Here is the latest copy of ELIM's Online Safety Newsletter
In this months newsletter:

 

 

 

NSPCC campaign to engage parents

Only a fifth of parents are having regular conversations with their children about online safety issues. The NSPCC have conducted a survey of parents to relaunch their ‘Share Aware’ materials, and the findings also revealed that just 17% of parents talk to their child about changing the location settings on the apps and sites they use, which could leave them vulnerable to being targeted by online abusers. Through Share Aware, and a new video voiced by Catherine Tate, the NSPCC are encouraging parents to see online safety in the same terms as road safety – an essential life skill that all parents should be providing for their children . Watch the latest video here: https://www.nspcc.org.uk/preventing-abuse/keeping-children-safe/share-aware/

We have included this as our item for Parents Newsletter item below

 

Item for Parents Newsletter

 

NSPCC - Be Share Aware Campaign

It can be hard to keep track of what your child is doing on social networks, apps and games or know how to keep them safe. NSPCC has a web page with resources to help you untangle the web and support your children.
https://www.nspcc.org.uk/preventing-abuse/keeping-children-safe/share-aware/

 

 

 

Digiduck cover competition

Childnet have launched a competition for schools to redesign the cover of their best loved book, ‘Digiduck’s Big Decision’. Schools have until the end of May to enter the competition, as part of National Share a Story Month http://www.childnet.com/blog/competition-redesign-digiducks-front-cover

 

 

 

Device Safety Tips

The recent cyberattack on the NHS serves as a timely reminder to protect our devices from harm. DuckDuckGo, ‘the search engine that doesn’t track you’, has an excellent collection of tips for protecting mobiles, desktops and across operating systems. There’s also advice on how to encrypt data on your devices, as further protection against loss or theft https://spreadprivacy.com/privacy-tips/home

 

 

 

13 Reasons Why - What adults need to konw

13 Reasons Why is one of Netflix’s biggest success stories of 2017, and the most tweeted about teen drama of all time. Based on the 2007 best-selling novel, the series is 18-rated on Netflix, and is hugely popular among young people. The story of a girl, Hannah, who commits suicide after a sexual assault is shared on social media, it contains serious themes of online bullying, misogyny and suicidal ideation. Adults may wish to be aware of the content of the series, consider why it is so popular among young people, and reflect on how they would address concerns relating to the themes.

Common Sense Media have a series of articles for professionals and parents:
Conversations for parents to have with teens
Parent reviews for 13 Reasons Why
Teen reviews for 13 Reasons Why

 

 

 

Live My Digital Resources for Parents from the Girls Day School Trust

The Girls’ Day School Trust have released a series of videos for parents to watch with their children, encouraging the family to use social media safely and responsibly together. There are six films for parents, and six films for children around themes of bullying, self-esteem, digital footprints, relationships, security, and sexting. They are accompanied by factsheets, and the videos give clear, thoughtful tips on what parents should be considering and how they can start a conversation with their children https://www.gdst.net/livemydigital

 

 

 

Living an Insta-lie

Ditch the Label, the anti-bullying charity, have teamed up with online retailer Boohoo.com to launch a campaign raising awareness about how we represent ourselves online. The ‘Living an Insta-lie’ video, suitable for KS3 and 4, shows how we alter reality to present a more attractive version of ourselves on social media, and the effect this has on others to behave in a similar way. Great for PSHE and a discussion about self-esteem and peer pressure https://www.ditchthelabel.org/living-insta-lie/

 

 

 

Body image and social media - new research

More than half of teenagers have felt or do feel insecure about their appearance, according to research.Nearly half of girls have tried to lose weight by the age of 17 and a third of boys have felt under pressure to be muscly.

The research was commissioned by youth empowerment programme National Citizen Service who surveyed 1,000 teenagers across England. It also showed that 40% said their appearance was influenced by what they see on social media compared to 24% who said celebrities were a bigger influence.

There was also evidence of the darker side of social media, with 58% saying they have felt jealous, negative or insecure because of social media and 24% saying they felt negative about themselves because they did not look like their friends.Thirty-two percent of girls admitted they were "obsessed" with getting likes on social media. http://www.ncsyes.co.uk/themix/how-social-media-affects-body-image-ncs-grad-sophie

How can we support young people to make sense of these feelings? The eLIM ActiveBYTES scheme http://el.im/ActiveBYTES includes lesson activities on self-esteem and body image in Summer Term: I Am Healthy. You could also look at the Dove Self-Esteem Project, which features a lesson plan for 8-16 year olds on building confidence and resisting media images.

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