Parents - E-Safety

1.

For the attention of: All Schools

Subject:  Parent and Carer Online Toolkit (Childnet)


The new non-statutory guidance published in the summer, Teaching Online Safety (2019, DfE), recommends that schools 'Proactively [engage] staff, pupils and parents/carers in school activities that promote the agreed principles of online safety' (see paragraph 42).

Childnet have updated their parent and carer toolkit that will help parents have conversations about online safety. Their booklet 'Let's talk about life online' includes ten key messages that should be shared with children:

1.    "You can always come to me if you need help."

2.    "What would you do if this happened…?"

3.    "Remember that not everyone is who they say they are online."

4.    "Keep your personal information safe, and other people’s too."

5.    "Be respectful to others online."

6.    "Think before you post."

7.    "Remember to ask if it’s okay."

8.    "Remember not everything is true online."

9.    "The things other people post online might not always show what their life is really like."

10.  "Recognise how going online makes you feel and take a break when you need to."


The Parent and Carer Toolkit can be found here: https://www.childnet.com/parents-and-carers/parent-and-carer-toolkit

 

 

 

2.

For the attention of: Early Years Leads

Subject:  Hungry Little Minds

From HM Government - Simple, fun activities for kids, from new-born to five including Apps for 2 to 5 year olds.  Fantastic resource to include on your school website and social media feeds.

https://hungrylittleminds.campaign.gov.uk/#information‚Äč

 

https://foundationyears.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/Hungry-Little-Minds-Launch-Toolkit-updated-version.pdf

 

 

 

3.

For the attention of:

Subject:  Visitor Flowchart

Information from Andrew Hall – Safeguarding Pro

It is not always easy to remember which checks are required for the different kinds of visitors that come to a school. Please find attached a flowchart for visitors to schools and, a summary chart of requirements from Keeping Children Safe in Education (2019)

 

4.

For the attention of: All Schools

Subject:  Tackling criminal exploitation (Children's Society)


The Children's Society, along with many other organisations, are working to disrupt the activity of criminal gangs and keep young people safer. They work with the police to stop county lines activity and recognise the young people that have been exploited by criminal gangs as victims, not criminals.
The Children's Society has developed resources for parents and professionals if they are worried a young person is involved in county lines.

Criminal exploitation: A guide for parents

This parents' guide can be downloaded here: https://www.childrenssociety.org.uk/sites/default/files/cce-advice-for-parents.pdf

The guidance is also available in other languages.
All the Children's Society materials are really useful, the three below are especially important to read and share:

Appropriate Language: Child Sexual and/or Criminal Exploitation (Guidance For Professionals)
https://www.csepoliceandprevention.org.uk/sites/default/files/Guidance%20App%20Language%20Toolkit.pdf

Criminal Exploitation: Stages of Recruitment https://www.childrenssociety.org.uk/sites/default/files/children_at_risk.pdf

Disruption checklist for child criminal exploitation
This document could be used by staff in strategy meetings to ask relevant questions.
https://www.childrenssociety.org.uk/sites/default/files/disruption-checklist-for-child-criminal-exploitation.pdf

All the resources about Criminal exploitation and 'county lines' can be found here: https://www.childrenssociety.org.uk/what-we-do/our-work/tackling-criminal-exploitation-and-county-lines/county-lines-resources

 

 

 

5.

For the attention of: All Schools

Subject: Anti-Bullying Week resources 

Source: NSPCC Learning

Date: 31 October 2019

Anti-Bullying Week takes place on 11-15 November 2019. NSPCC Learning has made available resources to support activities including: information on protecting children from bullying and cyberbullying; podcasts on preventing bullying and keeping children safe; and online courses.


See NSPCC Learning 

Anti-Bullying Week resources

https://www.anti-bullyingalliance.org.uk/anti-bullying-week/anti-bullying-week-2019-change-starts-us

 

 

 

 

 

6.

For the attention of: All Schools

Subject: CEOP Education News

 

 

Parental engagement is crucial in making sure children receive consistent online safety messages at home and at school/within your organisation. But we often hear from members of our network that doing this effectively can be a challenge.
Here are 3 ways you can get parents involved in your online safety education:

 

1. Run a workshop using our presentations


Use our presentations to help parents and carers understand the behaviour of their child online, the risks and the resources they can use to help them stay safer online.

You'll find separate presentations for parents of primary and secondary-aged children that highlight the most popular activities with that particular age group.

Struggling with attendance? Some suggestions on when to run a session from our network:

Parents' evenings

Open evening and transition events

Class assemblies, presentations and school productions

Immediately before/after drop off or pick up

Record the session as a webinar and post on your website

 

Download now

 

 

2. Share our advice for parents on your socials


Visited our parents and carers website recently?
You can use our articles to inform parents of the opportunities and risks presented by the online world, and help them feel more confident when talking to their child about sensitive topics such as relationships, sex and image sharing.
Share some of our most popular articles in your next newsletter or social media post:

  1. Having a conversation with your child
  2. Online grooming: how does it work?
  3. Keeping your under 5s safe online
  4. Sharing pictures of your children
  5. Gaming: what parents and carers need to know

 

 

3. Embed Parent Info in your website


Parent Info is a free information service offering parents help and advice for families in a digital world.

Its newsfeed function, which you can embed in your website, provides easy access to up-to-date articles with advice across topics such as:

Games, apps and technology

Sex and relationships

Health and wellbeing

Register your organisation to find out how you can embed the function in 3 easy steps.

 

 

 

7.

For the attention of: All Schools

Subject: EHA support

 

Dear All,

We have places available on the Early Help Assessment (EHA) and Team Around the Family (TAF) training that will be held on

 

Monday 18th November 2019, 09.00-13.00 @ Innovation Forum

 

Anyone who may contribute to an Early Help Assessment (EHA) or Team Around the Family (TAF) meeting should attend this training.

 

The course is FREE of charge and places can be booked via our website; www.salford.gov.uk/earlyhelpassessmenttraining (click on the ‘Book an Early Help Assessment & TAF course’ link in the top right corner)

 

Please forward this e-mail to any colleagues who may be interested in attending

 

Many thanks,

 

Gary Woodward

Early Help Assessment Coordinator

Early Help Team

People's Directorate

Salford City Council

 

Direct Tel: 0161 778 0391

Early Help Assessment Duty: 0161 603 4239

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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