E-Safety & Child Protection
E-SAFETY: KEEPING YOUR CHILD SAFE ON-LINE
It is increasingly important that children have the skills and knowledge needed to keep themselves safe on-line. Teaching the skills and knowledge required are now considered an essential part of safeguarding. At Wildmoor Heath, we teach 'e-safety' through both the Computing and PSHE curricula as well as working with the Local Authority and external agencies such as the NSPCC.
NEW in 2016: GOOSEBERRY PLANET
During 2016, we will be piloting a new way of educating children, parents and teachers in e-safety:
There are three parts to Gooseberry Planet: Gooseberry Student is a unique game app. The child learns through consequence and their own reaction to live scenarios throughout the game. There is also a workbook that compliments the game to stimulate discussion. The game can either be played at home or school. Gooseberry Teacher sits alongside Gooseberry Student; this allows the teacher to monitor the class whilst playing as well as providing e-safety resources and online lesson plans. Gooseberry Parent allows the parent to see how their child is reacting within the game, the resource area is full of tips and advice for the carer to learn and be part of their child’s learning journey.
Below you will find useful information and sites to support e-safety:https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/parents/Support-tools/How-to-guides/
E-Safety Workshop Presentation (our thanks to CEOP and the UK Safer Internet Centre for the use of the slides)
WORKING WITH THE NSPCC - TEACHING CHILDREN HOW TO KEEP THEMSELVES SAFE
To supplement the work we do in PSHE and SRE lessons every year, the NSPCC come into school every 2-3 years to deliver assemblies and workshop linked to their Speak out - Stay safe campaign.
Years 5 and 6 children have a workshop, specifically designed for primary school age children.
Talking about the Underwear Rule with your children
The NSPCC’s work in schools helps encourage conversations about staying safe – and they have a number of child-friendly materials to help you carry on the conversation afterwards. That includes ‘The Underwear Rule’, a simple way for parents to help keep children safe from sexual abuse – without using scary words or even mentioning sex.
The guide uses the rules of PANTS to teach children that their body belongs to them and them alone. You can find out more and download the free resources at nspcc.org.uk/pants.
If you’d like to know more about the NSPCC’s work, or take a look at the wide range of information and advice which is available for parents and carers, please visit their website nspcc.org.uk/preventing-abuse/keeping-children-safe/.