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Keeping your child safe- Safeguarding Information & resources

Please find below links and resources that you might find supportive in keeping children safe at school, at home and within the wider community.

When you are planning clubs and holiday activities for your child:

Be Activity Wise

Remember,  the majority of people leading activities will have your child’s safety and best interest at heart.

It is not essential for some community groups and activity leaders to complete safeguarding training to properly care for your child, or to keep them safe from harm and know what to do about any problems your child may have.

It is your responsibility to make sure you know of the checks you can make to help keep your child safer.

Keep them safe in activities this summer. It’s okay to C.H.E.C.K with the people leading the activity:

  • C- Are you confident they have the right qualifications to lead the activity?
  • H-Do they have a history of delivering activities?
  • E- Are they experienced in running activities for children and young people?
  • C- Have they undergone any necessary police checks?
  • K- Do they have a good knowledge of their safeguarding resp
Keeping our children safe when they are playing, working or just chatting online is crucial. As a school we work together with our families and their children to ensure that best practice and up to date knowledge and understanding is shared to keep children safe.
Thus site provides guidance for Parents & Carers who want to know more about how to keep their children safe online when using laptops, games consoles, smart speakers, tablets and smart TVs.

4 ways to help keep your family safer online

Many of us are spending more time on computers and phones right now. For those with children, that can be worrisome if it feels like the kids are getting too much screen time. There’s a new free app—Microsoft Family Safety—that can help you manage time spent on devices and in apps better. 

1.  Create a safe space for your kids to explore online.
When children are online, there’s an entire world at their fingertips. Sometimes, there’s content that may be intended for adults or for older kids. Using web and search filters helps ensure that mature content doesn’t appear when they’re browsing with Microsoft Edge. If they end up in the Microsoft Store (while using Xbox, for example), you can set it up so that they need your permission before they buy anything.

2.  Help your children get a good balance of screen time. 
When time’s up, you can easily give them more time or say, “That’s enough for today.” 

  • Set device limits. If your kids use a Windows 10 PC or an Xbox One, you can limit the amount of time they spend on each device. Knowing that online learning uses a lot of their screen time, you might prefer to set limits for certain apps or games only.  
  • Set app and game limits. If you’d prefer to set a time limit on a specific game, or on watching movies through Netflix or Hulu, you can do that, too. The time limit works across Windows 10, Xbox One, and Android devices.

3.  Go over activity reports together.
Sit down with your kids and view their weekly activity reports with them. See if you notice any interesting trends—such as what time of day they like to play games or surf the web—and talk about any adjustments you may need to make. 

4. Helps keep gaming safe for kids.
Gaming can be both fun and healthy for your children. If you want to make sure they aren’t playing something intended for older kids, set up content filters for Windows 10 and Xbox One that don’t allow games rated above the age you choose. If you need any ideas for your child’s next game, take a look at these family favorites.

There are also a lot of settings you can customize on Xbox One, such as who your kids are allowed to play online games with and who they’re allowed to chat with.

We aim to provide a range of useful safeguarding resources to inform you and to support you in safeguarding your children.



How to keep your child safe on TikTok using safety settings

There are six security settings that can help you to keep TikTok safe for your child and prevent them seeing anything that might worry or upset them:

  1. Family Pairing  This allows you to connect your child’s account with your own. It gives you access to parental controls to help manage who they can speak to and how long they can spend on the app.
  2. Private account Setting your child’s account to private means that only approved followers will be able to watch their videos.
  3. Restricted mode This feature helps to filter out videos that may contain inappropriate or adult topics and stop them appearing on your child’s 'For You Page'.
  4. Comment filters Enable to manage who can comment on your child’s videos and stop inappropriate comments from appearing on their feed.
  5. Direct messages This can help them manage who can contact them privately on the app. You can choose who can send them direct messages by selecting ‘Friends only’ or ‘No one’.
  6. Daily screen time This setting allows you manage how long your child can spend on the app. You can set a daily time limit, and once it’s up you’ll need to enter a passcode to keep using the platform.

If you are concerned about a child’s wellbeing, please contact the school or in non-school hours contact MASH on 0345 155 1071. 

Our designated safeguarding officer is Mrs McCarthy-Patmore and the deputy safeguarding officer is Mrs Laura Billington.