Keeping Your Child Safe

This page features useful information about keeping your child safe online and talking to them about important messages such as their body belongs to them.

 

Safeguarding Policy

COVID-19 Addendum to Safeguarding Policy

 

If you have any concerns regarding a child's well-being, please speak to one of our school safeguarding team (Michelle Docwra, Terri Easty, Su Yay-Walker or Claire McEvoy) or contact the Single Point of Access (SPA) for Kingston on 020 8547 5008.  The Safeguarding Governor is Ms Hannah Lee and can be contacted via the Clerk to Governors at the Infants Office.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Staying safe online

Here is our school's Online Safety policy:

Online Safety Policy

This policy applies to all staff, students, volunteers, parents/carers, visitors, community users working in the school, who have access to and are users of our school’s IT systems.

Through our weekly PSHE and Computing lessons, we discuss with our children how the internet can be a really helpful tool for people all around the world but how sometimes things we see on the internet might not be true. So, because we can’t be sure that everything that we see on the internet is true, we have to be careful about what we look at and what we believe. When we use the internet safely, it can help us learn more and have fun. When the internet is not used safely, it can be a bit scary. Lots of things on the internet are meant for adults and are not meant for children to see or use, so it is important that children don’t look at them. As a school we have come up with and agreed on what to do and who to tell if they saw something online that upset them.

Staying Safe Online by Burlinton Pupils (Sept 2020)

 

In October 2020, we put on a valuable presentation that our Achieving for Children's ICT and Online Safety advisor delivered.  It covered valuable advice on how to set parental controls on children's devices and how to keep them safe online.  The recording of the presentation can be viewed by clicking on the link below:

Keeping Children Safer Online While at Home presentation recording and handouts

You can view the presentation slides and associated links below:

E Safety and Online Safeguarding presentation

Along with the presentation, he also shared some Information Sheets that cover facts and watch outs for online usage and popular apps.  You can view these below:

Fortnite Parents Guide

House Party Safety Card

Snapchat Parents Guide

TikTok Parents Guide

WhatsApp Parents Guide

Yubo Parents Guide

Setting Parental Safeguards on Your Child's Kit

Advice Screen Time and Social Media Use

BBC News - Video app TikTok fails to remove online predators

Thinkuknow factsheet - Grooming

Thinkuknow factsheet - Reporting your concerns of online grooming

Thinkuknow factsheet - Using parental controls

Thinkuknow factsheet - Worried your child has shared too much online

Thinkuknow factsheet - Worried your child will see something inappropriate online

Please also read some other useful information sheets below. They give lots of straight-forward advice about how to keep your children safe online.

18-rated Video and Online Games

Keeping Under Fives Safe Online

E-Safety Parent Factsheet

E-Safety Parents and Carers Checklist

E-Safety Code of Use

Online Safety

Further information can be found by clicking the links below:

Think U Know - for 5-7 year olds

Think U Know - for parents

The NSPCC has lots of helpful information on their website:

NSPCC Online Safety Partnership

They also have a free Online Safety Helpline where parents and carers can call for advice from expert advisors on setting up parental controls, social media and other online concerns. 

NSPCC Online Safety Helpline: Call free on 0808 8005002

 

Keeping your child safe from abuse

The NSPCC's 'Let's Talk Pants' campaign has lots of useful advice for parents and carers to help their children understand important messages such as their body belongs to them, and to talk to a adult if worried or upset.
Further information can be found by clicking the link below:

NSPCC Let's Talk Pants!