Safeguarding at Norton
If you have a concern about a child outside of school, or are having difficulty in managing your own child, you can ring Somerset Direct on:
0300 123 2224
We take child protection extremely seriously at our school. If you have a concern, you can speak to any of the school’s designated safeguarding team
All members of staff are vetted against national safeguarding procedures before being allowed to work in school. At least one member of every interview panel has undertaken safer recruitment training to ensure that best practices and all necessary checks are carried out.
- Talk about the time they spend online - understand what they are doing and discuss it with them.
- Screen time - Set a good example when using your own device in front of your children.
- Agree an appropriate length of time that they can be on a device - put in place a family agreement .
- Agree to whole family 'screen free time' at home.
- Find sites and apps you think are suitable and check them out with your child before they use them - Net Aware is a good place to start - please see the link below for this website. Contact someone in school if you would like some support with this.
- Have discussions about what your child is seeing on the internet and set boundaries and limits.
- Sort out parental controls and privacy settings - if you go into any phone shop they have an expert who will do this for you on any tablet or phone free of charge.
Interesting statistics - what your child may be exposed to
Here are some useful links for you
CEOP Safety Centre - CEOP is a command of the National Crime Agency. CEOP works with child protection partners across the UK and overseas to identify the main threats to children, and coordinates activity against these threats to bring offenders to account.
ASC Cyber Protect - YouTube - Operation Topaz - Child sexual and criminal exploitation team - Youtube channel for parents. Here you will find links to helpful training delivered by police, around grooming, exploitation and cyber protection for your children.
http://educateagainsthate.com/parents/ - this is the parents page of the 'Prevent website (all schools should have something on their website raising parents awareness of Radicalisation)
http://vodafonedigitalparenting.co.uk - a really useful termly guide to help parentskeep their children safe on the internet