At Chiddingly, we are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all our children and we expect all staff, volunteers, parents and carers to share this commitment. The Designated Safeguarding Lead for the school is Vicky Lewis (Deputy Head Teacher). If you have any concerns about the welfare of a child, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
As we are now living in a digital age, it is becoming more and more important for teachers and parents to keep up to date with the technological advances that are going on around us in order to protect and safeguard our children. The school has subscribed to a magazine called 'Digital Parenting' which will give teachers and parents resources and ideas for how to support children's online learning and understanding, while safeguarding them against the many risks. Once the magazine is in school, we will distribute for you to read. The website that supports this magazine has some effective tools which may be useful for you and your children - vodafonedigitalparenting.co.
If you have any concerns or queries regarding your child's online behaviour, please come and see Miss Lewis, Mr Procter or your child's class teacher.
Safer Internet Day
Safer Internet Day was held on Monday 4th February and was an overwhelming success! The company ‘Perform For Schools’ who came in to hold the workshops for KS1 and KS2 delivered an excellent range of drama-based activities in which the children learnt engaging ways to remember how to keep safe online. They learnt a rap about how to ‘Zip It, Block It, Flag It’! They learnt about cyber bullying and what this looked like and then did freeze-frames to dramatise this. The children also had questions answered about some of their own experiences online.
Children and young people are likely to be as good as, if not better than, their parents at using the Internet. However, being good at using technology does not mean they have the life-experience and wisdom to handle all of the situations they can come across.
Children and young people are prone to the same kinds of risks (including spam and scam emails, fraud and identity theft) as everybody else. However, there are also other, more sinister threats that may result from going online, such as inappropriate contact from people who may wish to abuse, exploit or bully them, and exposure to inappropriate material.