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.
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.
Please find listed below links and documents you may find useful and remember to check our newsletters for e-safety items.
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
Digital Parenting Magazine
Vodafone’s Digital Parenting magazine provides information regarding new and evolving technologies, apps, and websites. Copies of this publication are available for free from our school office reception area. Visit the digital parenting website for further information, www.vodafone.com/content/parents.html
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. Visit their Preventing Abuse pages and view the Share Aware ‘I saw your willy’ video by clicking this link.
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)
Paper copies of website information is available on request.