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All Saints CE Primary School

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Safety & Online Safety

 

Safeguarding

All Saints School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This means that we have a Child Protection and Safeguarding Policy and procedures in place. All adults who work or volunteer in school must ensure that they are aware of these procedures. Sometimes we may need to share information and work in partnership with other agencies when there are concerns about a child’s welfare. We will ensure that our concerns about our pupils are discussed with his/her parents/carers first unless we have reason to believe that such a move would be contrary to the child’s welfare. All adults working with children in our school are required to have a satisfactory Enhanced Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) check -formally known as a Criminal Records Bureau check.

PDF icon Safeguarding & Child Protection Policy        

PDF icon Protocol regarding photographic images

 

Our designated member of staff for child protection and safeguarding lead is Mrs Susan Costa (Headteacher)- EMail: DSL@allsaintshorsham.school

Our deputy designated member of staff for child protection is Mr Harry King (Deputy Headteacher)

Our designated governor for child protection and safeguarding is Mrs Alyson Styles

See also our information below on useful links to support children's online safety

 


The Prevent Duty

From July 2015 all schools (and other organisations) have a duty to protect children from radicalisation and extremism.  The Prevent strategy is not just about discussing extremism itself which may not be appropriate for younger children. Through our christian values we teach children about tolerance and mutual respect.

The school will make sure that any discussions are suitable for the age and maturity of the children involved.  

 


Online Safety at All Saints Primary 

We value ICT within our school and encourage our children to experience different ways of accessing mobile technology.  From laptops and IPads through to games consoles and e-readers, our children are able to access a wealth of resources and explore different technologies to suit their learning styles.

The safety of our children is of paramount importance to the school and something that we monitor and revisit regularly.  We also work closely with the school's external technicians to ensure that we are up to date with current advice and practice.  

We know that parents and carers will also be very concerned that their children are protected and safe when using the Internet, both in school and at home.  We have added some documents below that contain useful information on how to keep your children safe, tips on how to initiate conversations around the subject of eSafety and specific advise on online gaming.  We have also included various links that will direct you to further information from external organisations.

 

Parental Controls

Other ways that you can keep safe online is by ensuring that you use the internet service provider's parental controls. To support you with this, to the left is a link that will take you to a set of instructions on 'How to set up Parental Controls'. Once you have click on this page you will need too find your broadband service provider. Follow the on screen instructions. 

Other links that may be of use. 

PDF icon Keeping under 5’s safe online
PDF icon Supporting young people online
PDF icon Family agreement advice
PDF icon NSPCC Tips to help keep your child safe online 

PDF icon Online Safety Presentation - Governors 8.3.18 


CEOP Internet Safety

 

CEOP operates a 24/7 service for the receipt of reports. Reports can be made to CEOP by a young person or on their behalf by a parent/carer or professional working with these groups. Children under 11 years of age are encouraged to tell an adult that they trust about what has happened and to ask for their help in reporting this either to CEOP or local police. All reports to CEOP are treated as reports of crime and as such anonymous reports cannot be accepted. Click on the image to the left to be taken to the CEOP report form. 


Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Q: What is cyber-bullying? 

A: Cyber bullying is any form of bullying which takes place online or through smartphones and tablets. Social networking sites, messaging apps, gaming sites and chat rooms such as Facebook, XBox Live, Instagram, YouTube, Snapchat and other chat rooms can be great fun and a positive experience. 


Q: What is classed as cyber-bullying? 

A: There are many ways of bullying someone online and for some it can take shape in more ways than one. Some of the types of cyber bullying are:

Harassment - This is the act of sending offensive, rude, and insulting messages and being abusive. Nasty or humiliating comments on posts, photos and in chat rooms. Being explicitly offensive on gaming sites.

Denigration – This is when someone may send information about another person that is fake, damaging and untrue. Sharing photos of someone for the purpose to ridicule, spreading fake rumours and gossip. This can be on any site online or on apps. We even hear about people altering photos of others and posting in online for the purpose of bullying.

Flaming – This is when someone is purposely using really extreme and offensive language and getting into online arguments and fights. They do this to cause reactions and enjoy the fact it causes someone to get distressed.

Impersonation – This is when someone will hack into someone’s email or social networking account and use the person's online identity to send or post vicious or embarrassing material to/about others. The making up of fake profiles on social network sites, apps and online are common place and it can be really difficult to get them closed down.

Outing and Trickery – This is when someone may share personal information about another or trick someone into revealing secrets and forward it to others. They may also do this with private images and videos too. 

Cyber Stalking – This is the act of repeatedly sending messages that include threats of harm, harassment, intimidating messages, or engaging in other online activities that make a person afraid for his or her safety. The actions may be illegal too depending on what they are doing. 

Exclusion – This is when others intentionally leave someone out of a group such as group messages, online apps, gaming sites and other online engagement. This is also a form of social bullying and a very common. 


 Q: My child is being cyber-bullied at school. What should I do?

A: Please inform the school office of the incident, providing as much detail as possible. 


Q: My child is being cyber-bullied outside of school. What should I do?

A: Please report the incident to the local police or to CEOP using the link above. Please also inform the school office that this has been completed so that we are aware of the situation.