Our Designated Safeguarding Lead posts an informative video or article to all staff every Sunday. This is designed to help raise awareness of various issues across the whole school community. If you have any concerns regarding any of these issues, please get in touch with either Bev Ffrench or Richard O'Shea.
What Happens When You Contact Childline?
Childline is a free, private and confidential service for anyone under 19 in the UK. Whatever your worry, whenever you need help, however you want to get in touch. We're here for you online, on the phone, anytime. Visit our website for info and advice, games, and message boards where you can talk to other young people in a safe space.
Online Grooming Warning | This Morning
The mother of murdered teenager Breck Bednar describes how her son was groomed online, and why she thinks the police failed
NSPCC | A Childline appeal | Lisa's Story
On average, a child contacts Childline every 25 seconds. Childline is here for children when they have no one else to talk to and nowhere else to turn. Every day of the year, 24 hours a day, our counsellors are listening and giving children and young people the support they need. It's the only service of its kind in the UK. Right now, there are many more children waiting for someone to listen.
The nightmare videos of childrens' YouTube — and what's wrong with the internet today
Writer and artist James Bridle uncovers a dark, strange corner of the internet, where unknown people or groups on YouTube hack the brains of young children in return for advertising revenue. From "surprise egg" reveals and the "Finger Family Song" to algorithmically created mashups of familiar cartoon characters in violent situations, these videos exploit and terrify young minds -- and they tell us something about where our increasingly data-driven world is headed. "We need to stop thinking about technology as a solution to all of our problems, but think of it as a guide to what those problems actually are, so we can start thinking about them properly and start to address them," Bridle says.
Warwickshire Police - County Lines
"County Lines" Do you know the signs? County lines is a term used to describe gangs transporting drugs from bigger cities into smaller towns. Children and vulnerable adults are being exploited by these gangs and this must stop. Would you know the signs?
NSPCC 'We're Here', Neglect
Neglect is the most common form of child abuse, but we can all work together to prevent it and protect children. At the NSPCC, we work with families who may be struggling, we train professionals to spot the signs of neglect, and we answer calls from concerned members of the public, so that neglect doesn’t remain hidden and children get the help they need.
Is Social Media Hurting Your Mental Health?
Scrolling through our social media feeds feels like a harmless part of our daily lives. But is it actually as harmless at seems? According to social media expert Bailey Parnell, our growing and unchecked obsession with social media has unintended long term consequences on our mental health. As social media continues to become part of the fabric of modern life – the “digital layer” – abstinence is becoming less of an option. Bailey think it’s high time we learned to practice safe social before it’s too late. What are the common triggers? How are they affecting you over time? How can you create a more positive experience online
Movistar: Love Story
A short film about fake profiles on social media and the dangers they can present.
Responsible Use of Social Media for School Staff
Awareness and training tool for schools to provide their staff about responsible use of social media
NSPCC: Preventing Child Sexual Abuse
Brand new animation explores simple steps we can all take to make children safer
Coping With Suicidal Feelings | Somewhere New | Childline
Coping with suicidal feelings is never easy, but there’s always a way to get through. Talk to a Childline counsellor any time, day or night. There’s nothing too big or small.