The following sites are available for children to access help:
· Childline - for support
· Thinkuknow - for advice from the National Crime Agency to stay safe online
Sites for children and young people under 18 to access help:
UK Safer Internet Centre - to report and remove harmful online content
CEOP - for advice on making a report about online abuse or worrying online sexual content.
NSPCC Removal Tool-The removal tool is a tool that allows young people to report an image or video shared online, to see if it is possible to get it taken down. Provided by Childline and IWF, it keeps the young person informed at each stage of their report, and provides further support where necessary.
If a child needs to report a concern, please could you also let the school know by calling the school office or leaving a message on 01373 859 172. Alternatively you can email our Safeguarding team DSL@bithambrook.wilts.sch.uk or our Family support team Familysupport@bithambrook.wilts.sch.uk
Sites that provide support for parents and carers to keep their children safe online include:
· UK Safer Internet Centre - advice for parents and carers
Think u know- Three-episode animation for 8-10 year olds helps them to learn how to spot pressuring and manipulative behaviour online and to stay safe from other risks they might encounter online.
Purple Mash- Safer Internet Parental guidance- For information on Parenting in the digital world.
Safer Internet Day 2024 is coming soon!
Tuesday 6th February
Please click on the following links for more information
WhatsApp is one of the most popular instant messaging apps, used by over 2 billion people in 180 countries. It allows you to send and receive messages, as well as make voice and video calls. You can connect with people individually or join group chats where lots of people can contribute. All you need to set up a WhatsApp account is a phone number.
The age rating for Whatsapp is 16+.
We have been made aware that some of our older children have been using WhatsApp on their phones. We have sought advice from MASH (Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub) to ensure we are sharing helpful information with parents about WhatsApp and other online messaging apps. MASH have recommended we share the following advice with parents:
- check your child's phone regularly. Daily checks are advised
apply restrictions and privacy settings to your child's phone. A video tutorial
is attached to this email with guidance on how to do this.
- ensure your child/ren use their phones around others, rather than use them alone in their bedrooms or other private spaces
communicate with your child/ren about online safety. Ensure your child knows that they can speak to you if they are worried about anything they have seen online. Children can also talk to members of staff at school.
Is Whatsapp safe for my child? This link provides information on Whatsapp safety from the NSPCC.
You can find information on how to set your childs parental controls on whatsapp using this video.