Keeping Children Safe
Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children is everyone’s responsibility. Everyone who comes into contact with children and their families and carers has a role to play in safeguarding children. In order to fulfil this responsibility effectively, all professionals should make sure their approach is child-centred. This means that they should consider, at all times, what is in the best interests of the child.’ (DFE 2016)
New Park Primary understands the importance of providing an ethos and environment that will help children feel safe, secure and respected: encourage them to talk openly and enable them to feel confident that they will be listened to.
E - Safety Information
Parent E-Safety Information
Here are our top tips for helping to keep your children safe using the Internet:
- Help your child to understand that they should never give out personal information to online friends they do not know offline.
- Explain to your children what information about them is personal: i.e. email address, mobile number, school name, sports clubs, arrangements with friends, pictures or videos of themselves , their family or friends.
- Make your children aware that they need to think carefully about the pictures they post on their profiles. Inform them that once published online, anyone can share these images.
- Remind your child never to respond to spam or junk mail or texts.
- Help your child to understand that some people lie online and that therefore it's better to keep online mates online. They should never meet up with any strangers without an adult that they trust.
- Always keep communication open for a child to know that it is never too late to tell someone if something makes them feel uncomfortable.
Child E-Safety Information
Keep safe by being careful not to give out personal information when you’re chatting or posting online. Personal information includes your email address, phone number and password.
Meeting someone you have only been in touch with online can be dangerous. Only do so with your parents’ or carers’ permission and even then only when they can be present. Remember online friends are still strangers even if you have been talking to them for a long time.
Accepting emails, IM messages, or opening files, pictures or texts from people you don’t know or trust can lead to problems – they may contain viruses or nasty messages!
Someone online might lie about who they are and information on the internet may not be true. Always check information with other websites, books or someone who knows. If you like chatting online it’s best to only chat to your real world friends and family
Tell your parent, carer or a trusted adult if someone or something makes you feel uncomfortable or worried, or if you or someone you know is being bullied online.
Use of Children's Photographs, Digital and Video Images
During your child's life at school we may wish to take photographs, digital and video images of activities that involve your child.
The photographs may be used for displays, publications, Twitter and on our school website.
Photography from outside agencies will only take place with the permission of the head teacher and under appropriate supervision. When photography is carried out by the news media, children will only be named if there is a particular reason to do so (e.g. they have won a prize) and home addresses will never be given out.
Images that might cause embarrassment or distress will not be used nor will images that are associated with material on issues that are sensitive.
Before taking any photographs of your child, we need your permission. Below is a copy of the permission form that we send out to obtain this.
You can ask to see images of your child held by school and you may withdraw your consent at any time