The Headteacher is the Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL).
Under the Education Act 2002 (Section 175 for maintained schools/Section 157 for academies/free/independent schools), schools must make arrangements to safeguard and promote the welfare of children. Parents/carers should know that the law (Children Act 1989) requires all school staff to pass on information which gives rise to a concern about a child’s welfare, including risk from neglect, physical, emotional or sexual abuse. Staff will seek, in general, to discuss any concerns with the parent/carer and, where possible, seek their consent to make a referral to Children’s Social Care if that is considered necessary.
CEOP - Information and how to
The Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre (CEOP) is a police organisation that helps children stay safe online.
You can make a report to CEOP about a child in danger of abuse. This could be you or someone you know or care for. Has someone acted inappropriately towards you online, or to a child or young person you know? It may be inappropriate chat, being asked to do something that makes you feel uncomfortable or someone being insistent on meeting up.
You can report it by clicking on the CEOP button to the left or visiting reportabuse/
Online Safety is taken very seriously at Priors Field.
Every class take part in cross curricular activities and learn about how to keep safe online and digital literacy.
We hold regular meetings for parents to update them on current issues, emergent technologies and developments within
the Warwickshire Learning Platform.
Everyday is an Safer Internet Day at Priors Field.
We have all been learning how to keep ourselves safe online by being responsible users of the internet. The theme for this year’s Safer Internet Day was, ‘Our Internet, our choice.
Understanding consent in a digital world.'
Live.me is a social platform that allows users to connect with others and earn virtual goods which can be exchanged for prizes, rewards and cash.
How to set up filters on your home internet to help prevent age inappropriate content being accessed on devices in your home.
If your child is using social networking sites to chat to friends and family or share their latest selfie, take a look at our list of great social media guides to get you up to speed on the most popular platforms and help them set the right privacy settings.
Your guide to the social networks your kids use. Stay up to date and keep your child safe in today's digital world.
You may wonder about the content of some of the games children (and adults) play online.This site gives a full explaination of many popular games.
Welcome to the UK Safer Internet Centre, where you can find online safety tips, advice and resources to help children and young people stay safe online.
Find the latest information on the sites you like to visit, mobiles and new technology. Find out what’s good, what’s not and what you can do about it.
Find out about Social Media age restrictions. Keep up to date with the constantly changing world of social media: Tumblr, Twitter, Snapchat, Instagram, Facebook, WhatsApp, and more. Take a look at the following link from the NSPCC; an informative place to find out the pros and cons of each of these social platforms for various age groups.
Use parental controls on your child's iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
The online safety guide for families.
Welcome to Live My Digital, a unique video series to help you and your children to stay safe online. The series consists of six short films for parents and six matching films for children to empower your family to use social media safely and responsibly.The videos look at the ways in which the internet and digital technology can be used positively by young people as well as identifying the potential issues they may face.
They cover the most critical themes in online safety today including:
The digital footprint
Identity and self-esteem
Relationships and grooming
Security and privacy
5 articles from CEOP to keep parents engaged in online safety over the summer holidays. Please press click on each title to take you to their website.
Many children will be spending time gaming online over the summer holidays. This article explores the different elements of gaming with a particular focus on how it can be used by offenders, but focusing on what parents can do to support their child while gaming.
Lots of parents love sharing photos of their children with friends and family, particularly when they are on holiday or starting the new school year. A recent report found that 42% of young people reported that their parents had done this without asking their permission. Our article helps parents to protect their child while staying social.
Whether it's watching videos, playing games on their devices or talking to Alexa - today's under 5s are spending more time online. In this article we look at the benefits of children accessing the internet, and share advice about how parents can make sure their child has a safe experience online.
Many children enjoy live streaming as it can be used to showcase talent, develop communication skills and create identity. Our article helps parents to understand why children love it, what the risks can be, and how they can help their child stay safe if they are live streaming.
Parental controls are a great tool for helping to protect children but should not replace open and honest conversations with children about their life online. Share these tips on how to use parental controls effectively.
Online Safety Information Sheets
TikTok app safety – What parents need to know?
TikTok is a media app for creating and sharing short videos. Although it is for over 13's we are aware that some of our children have been using this app. Here is a link to explain what you need to know about this app which was previously known as Musical.ly. https://www.internetmatters.org/hub/esafety-news/tik-tok-app-safety-what-parents-need-to-know/ All the content that was previously hosted on Musical.ly is now on TikTok. So if your child had a Musical.ly account they will now be able to access this content on TikTok.
On the 28th March, the Digital Defenders (Emilie, Charlie W, Lauren, Luke, Amelie, Charlie R, Olivia and William) went to St Nicholas School to meet up with the Online Safety ambassadors of different schools across Kenilworth. Luckily, we were able to catch the swimming bus there but we had to walk back to school. First, we were introduced to the different schools there and we discussed the questions we were asked about online safety. Then, each school had a presentation to share with us about what online safety activities they do at their school. Our first activity was to make up a group name for the teams we were put in. Some of the team names were: Cheesy Chicken Nuggets, Flying Microwaves, Decoding Demons, Digi Peeps and a few more. Our second activity was to make a video for children in KS1 about how to keep safe on the internet. Our third activity was to make up five top tips about online safety and some of the children put the top tips in their video as well. After that, we shared our videos and top tips with the other groups and then we headed back to school. Reported by Amelie Y5
Online Safety – does your child play Fortnite?
Fortnite is one of the most popular video games currently being played worldwide. It is rated as not suitable for persons under 12 years of age due to voice chat and the ‘frequent scenes of mild violence.’
Please click on this link by Common Sense Media to watch the video for an explanation of the game and for more tips for parents.