White Meadows Primary Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. This is reflected in many of our key policies including our Child Protection, Tackling Extremism and Radicalisation and e-Safety policies. When recruiting new members of staff all appointments are subject to pre-employment checking including a criminal records check.
If you have safeguarding concerns regarding a child, please contact our safeguarding lead, Miss T McFarlane, on firstname.lastname@example.org. If you believe the child is in immediate danger, please call 999.
We understand that computing and the Internet are a fundamental part of society and therefore have a whole school approach to the development of computing skills. Education around safe use is essential and lessons in online safety are conducted throughout the academic year to empower pupils to take control of their own ‘e-learning’ whilst developing an understanding of how to stay safe. We have put together a collection of links below, which we hope will help parents, carers and families stay safe when online.
The Report Harmful Content (RHC) Button is an asset of SWGfL, a charity working internationally to ensure all benefit from technology, free from harm.
The button has been developed to offer anyone living in the UK a simple and convenient mechanism for gaining access to reporting routes for commonly used social networking sites, gaming platforms, apps and streaming services alongside trusted online safety advice, help and support. It also provides access to an online mechanism for reporting online harm to the RHC service for those over the age of 13 where an intial report has been made to industry but no action has been taken. RHC will review content in line with a sites’ community standards and act in a mediatory capacity where content goes against these. Children under 13 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 going through the ‘how we can help’ resource together.The RHC button provides a gateway to the RHC reporting pages, an area of the RHC website offering:
- links to reporting routes on commonly used sites for 8 types of online harm
- help, advice and support on what to do if experiencing or witnessing harm online
- signposting to industry partners reporting forms and the ability to report legal but harmful content directly to RHC for further investigation.
RHC also have advice and links to reporting routes for other online harms people may come across or face, such as impersonation, privacy violations and intimate image abuse.
Please find listed below links and documents you may find useful and remember to check our newsletters for e-safety items.
Child Protection, E-Safety, Tackling Extremism and Radicalisation policies
Click CEOP – CEOP’s Safety Centre
The Child Exploitation and Online Protection Command is dedicated to tackling the sexual abuse and exploitation of children and young people. CEOP helps young people (up to age 18) who have been forced or tricked into taking part in sexual activity with anyone online or in the real world. Advice and links to support are available in response to other online problems young people might face, such as cyberbullying or hacking. For information, advice and to report concerns directly to CEOP, visit the Safety Centre by clicking on the Click CEOP button.
London Grid for Learning Online Safety Resources
Available at osparents.lgfl.net
NSPCC and NetAware
The NSPCC website, www.nspcc.org.uk, has a wealth of information regarding keeping children safe including their Share Aware campaign and NetAware.
Know the difference between Twitch and Tango, Yik Yak and YouNow? Download the NetAware app from the Apple Store or Google Play.
Think U Know
ThinkUKnow is the Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre website providing guidance on internet safety in age group friendly sections, www.thinkuknow.co.uk
How to report an under age user on Facebook (users must be a minimum of 13 years old)
Setting up parental controls for broadband providers BT, Sky, TalkTalk, Virgin or Vodafone
White Meadows Primary are proud to be a Digital Schools member.
Paper copies of website information is available on request.