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Safeguarding at St George's CE Primary School

Keeping children safe is everyone’s responsibility.

Mrs Kim Millar is the Designated Safeguarding Lead

Mrs Anna Chantrey is the Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead

Mrs Karen Appleby is the Safeguarding Link Governor

SAFEGUARDING NEWSLETTERS

Summer 2022

 

Anti-Bullying

The staff, pupils and parents of St George's CE Primary School are committed to ensuring that pupils' right to learn in a supportive, caring and safe environment is not compromised by fears of being bullied. Bullying can have serious consequences and children who are fearful because they are the victim of bullying are unable to enjoy school or to achieve their potential. For this reason, the school is committed to ensuring that bullying is eradicated and takes active steps to safeguard pupils against it.

Are you Being Bullied Flowchart

Online Safety

At St George's CE Primary School we are committed to ensuring our pupils are safe in school and online. Online safety is an integral part of children’s education in today’s digital world and it is embedded in their learning at school.

As part of your child’s curriculum and the development of computer skills, we provide access to the internet in teacher supervised lessons. We strongly believe that the use of the web is hugely worthwhile and an essential tool for children as they grow up in the modern world. By giving children the knowledge and understanding to safeguard themselves online, we are empowering them with a vital life skill.

The definition of safe is free from risk, danger, harm or damage - so how can we keep our children safe online?

What are the risks?

Content: What are your children  browsing? Can they see abusive comments; upsetting stories in the media; shock videos?

Contact: Who are your children talking to? Can chats be turned off or made private?

Conduct: How are your children behaving online? What does their bio say about them? Are they online bullying? Are they taking part in 3am challenges?

Well being: How much time do they spend online?

Games for consoles and computers are given a PEGI (Pan-European Game Information) rating of 3, 7, 12, 16, or 18 based on the content it includes. ( i.e. violent, sexual, or adult content.)

Apps are rated slightly differently.  Checking out the different age ratings, reading the additional information about the game, and playing the game yourself, can help you to understand if it is appropriate for your child. 

It is also important to note that ratings are based on the content of the game, rather than the difficulty level, or whether you can communicate with other people. Even if a game is rated as 3, it may still allow children to talk to other players. Not all players will be the same age.

Screen Time Guide

Age Restrictions (6-10)

Age Restrictions (11-13)

Online Gaming Tips

ONLINE SAFETY TIPS FOR PARENTS OF 0 - 5 YEAR OLDS

ONLINE SAFETY TIPS FOR PARENTS OF 6 - 11 YEAR OLDS

Click here for Digital Parenting Advice

Try the CBBC Internet Safety Quiz: Click here

Are you worried about online sexual abuse or the way someone has been communicating with you online?

Other Useful Websites

NSPCC -keeping-children-safe online

Childline

CEOP helps any child or young person under the age of 18 who is being
pressured, forced or tricked into taking part in sexual activity of any kind.
This can be something that has taken place either online or in ‘the real
world’, or both. The CEOP Safety Centre has clear information and advice
on what can be reported to CEOP, the reporting process and what will              
happen if you do decide to make a report. You can visit the CEOP Safety
Centre and make a report directly to CEOP by clicking the Click CEOP
button.

PREVENT

There is no place for extremist views of any kind at St George's CE Primary School. Through our ethos, values and behaviour policy, we provide a platform to ensure children are given the support to respect themselves and others.

We encourage pupils to respect the fundamental British values of: democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty and mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs. Any prejudice, discrimination or extremist views including derogatory language, displayed by pupils, staff, visitors or parents will always be challenged and where appropriate, dealt with.

St George's CE Primary School is committed to working with the local authority and other local partners, families and communities to play a key role in ensuring young people and our communities are safe from the threat of terrorism.

PREVENT DUTY Advice for Schools