Safeguarding and eSafety

As your child enters secondary school it is natural they will start to become more independent
as they grow into a young adult.

As their independence grows in real life it is to be expected that something similar will follow on the internet.

The internet is an important tool to use and embrace. It offers great solutions for everyday problems and is widely used for education, entertainment and social networking. In the classroom it is used to enhance our children’s learning and encourages independence for them to explore and discover new things.

As a teenager it is expected that your child will explore, experiment and sometimes take risks. The internet has a huge impact on this and your child may use technology to be creative and express themselves.

We need to make sure that we support our children while using the internet to make sure they are accessing it in a safe, secure and knowledgeable way. This way, if anything was to go wrong then they know how to react and resolve the situation.

If you have any worries or concerns about the way your child is behaving online please contact: Gareth King, Designated Safeguarding Lead: gking@wetherbyhigh.co.uk

Further information can be found on the links below:

Parent’s guide to the internet (advice) – https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/parents/
Facebook Family safety centre (advice) – https://www.facebook.com/safety
Snapchat (advice)- https://www.net-aware.org.uk/networks/snapchat/
Instagram (advice)- https://www.net-aware.org.uk/networks/instagram/
For resources in Polish – www.saferinternet.pl/pl/

For resources in Romanian  – www.sigur.info/
For resources in Slovakian  – www.zodpovedne.sk/
For resources in Bulgarian – www.safenet.bg/
Leaflets in Urdu/Hindi/Punjabi

The dedicated and confidential NSPCC helpline – Report Abuse in Education can be reached on 0800 136 663 or by email at help@nspcc.org.uk.

Further information can be found on the NSPCC website.