Dear Parents and Carers,
Please see below for summer safety information from our Safeguarding Team.
- Attached here is a safety leaflet sent on behalf of our emergency services. Reminders about fire safety and water safety can only be beneficial to the young people in our care.
- Please find a reminder about the dangers of vaping and a helpful resource to help you speak to your children about this.
- When it comes to online safety, we know the challenges parents face in managing this. Please can I urge you to watch this video as a reminder about the dangers young people face online right under our noses. School does not take responsibility for filtering and monitoring over the summer. Remember, your child can access the internet freely if using their own Google account on their Chromebook or device. Their safety relies on the systems you have set up with your own household.
- If concerned about child sexual abuse or nude images of children, you can report concerns directly to CEOP or use the NSPCC’s Report Remove tool. We would also advise you to report instances of online bullying, abuse and harassment to the Police through 101 if you are concerned about the conduct of young people online.
- We hope students will have opportunities to access a range of activities during the summer break. This is why it is important to manage your child’s screen time so that they have appropriate breaks from the impact of screens and the internet. Here is some helpful advice from the UK’s Safer Internet Centre.
- Students will be sent an email with links to important websites and resources that they can access if they feel they need additional support in the six week break. Here are the slides we share with students that outline some basic principles to help them keep safe over the summer – please do reiterate some of these messages to your child.
If you need additional advice or support you can email firstname.lastname@example.org as this email inbox is monitored over the summer. However, school is closed from 12.05pm on Friday 21st September so please do not expect an immediate response. In the case of any emergency, you are advised to contact the emergency services.
Wishing you and your families a safe and happy summer.