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Safeguarding Info & Updates

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On this page the Safeguarding Team will put current information that is important and relevant to you and your child. Please feel free to contact us at school if you have any concerns or wish to discuss any of the safeguarding information in more detail.

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Mrs J. Fleming

jade edwards

Mrs J. Edwards

 

You can contact both Mrs Fleming and Mrs Edwards on 0121 464 9549

 

Year 7 Safeguarding Assembly

During this fortnight yr7 had a safeguarding presentation explaining what we mean by safeguarding in school and how to report concerns and who to.

Year 7 Safeguarding Assembly PowerPoint

 

Internet Safety Assembly

All pupils have attended an Internet Safety Assembly and have been brought up to date with new information on how to keep themselves safe on line.

Internet Safety Assembly Powerpoint

 

Staying Safe Outside and Staying Respectful

All pupils have also completed Staying Safe Outside and Staying Respectful in their Form groups which included lots of discussion on these topics.

Staying Respectful Powerpoint

Staying Safe Outside Powerpoint

 

Internet Safety

Our aim is to educate both parents & children about being safe online. We know it can be hard to keep an eye on what your children are looking at online, what they are putting on their websites, who they are chatting with and what they are downloading. 

Your children may be more confident in using the internet than you, but that doesn’t mean they can do so without your involvement, advice and support. 

We have tailored the information on these pages to help you as parents become more involved in your children’s life online. You will find tips, links and even free software available to help your children to use the internet safely.

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Useful Tips

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Get involved: become familiar with social networking sites. Ask your child about them, Create an account, find out about what it is about (it is free). Some sites have information and advice for parents.

Exclamation Know how to use the safety tools on the service – privacy settings and how to block, for example.
Exclamation Agree on responsible use – agree on what is OK and not OK to post, always respect others, ask permission of those concerned.
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Agree on rules – make sure your children know the safety tips. Know the SMART rules about giving out personal information and meeting up with people you don’t know.

Exclamation Know where to report abuse and get help.  See the links below.

 

Useful Links

Parent info Parent Info: The government has recently launched a brand new website to support parents. The website has been developed with ParentZone and CEOP, the police command responsible for child exploitation and online protection.  Parent Info is a collection of articles, tips, expert advice and resources designed to help parents keep up with what their children are doing on-line.
Think_you_Know Think You know : Come in to 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.
DigiZen DigiZen : The Digizen website provides information for educators, parents, carers, and young people. It is used to strengthen their awareness and understanding of what digital citizenship is and encourages users of technology to be and become responsible DIGItal citiZENS.
NS Teens NS Teens : NSTeens resources empower tweens (children ages 8 - 12) to make safer online choices through lessons taught in a series of animated videos highlighting the Internet-related adventures of a diverse cast of teenagers. Educators may reinforce the videos’ safety lessons through the use of accompanying activity cards.
Child Net International Child Net International : Childnet International’s mission is to work in partnership with others around the world to help make the Internet a great and safe place for children.
NSPCC NSPCC: NSPCC have teamed up with O2 to give you everything you need to know about keeping children safe online.  Helpful advice and tools you can use to help keep your child safe whenever and wherever they go online.
uksafer UK Safer Internet Centre : develops new educational and awareness raising resources for children, parents and carers and teachers to meet emerging trends in the fast-changing online environment. Recent launches include resources focusing on early yearssexting, and 'how to' video guides on using parental controls on internet-connected devices;
pz Parent Zone: We help families deal with the many difficulties that are thrown up by the pace of technological change, providing them with the knowledge to make the most of the digital age, creatively and confidently.  Also includes Parenting in the Digital Age an online course for parents.
internet matters Internet Matters: is a not-for-profit organisation working with online safety experts to bring you all the information you need to keep your children safe online. We aim to bring you advice on important e-safety issues, news and advice from industry experts, guidance on setting parental controls and filters, reviews on the latest technology and apps.

 

Useful Leaflets

Young People Music & the Internet Young People & Social Networking Sites Childnet Fact Sheet Keeping up with Children on the Internet
Young People Music & the Internet Young People & Social Networking Sites Childnet Fact Sheet Keeping up with Children on the Internet 

 

CEOP Button

You have probably seen on the news recently a lot of publicity about the CEOP Button. The Child Exploitation and Online Protection (CEOP) Centre is dedicated to eradicating the sexual abuse of children. They are part of UK policing and very much about tracking and bringing offenders to account either directly or in partnership with local and international forces. Besides its primary role CEOP also deals with other offences against children, such as cyber bullying, hacking & abusive text messages & phone calls. If your child experiences any issues while online they can use the CEOP button to report them to the police and proper authorities. You will see the CEOP button on most popular children’s websites.

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The Sharp System

There are many reasons why young people decide not to talk about incidents, whether that is due to not wanting to talk face to face, lack of confidence, scared, peer pressure or scared in case someone sees them talking to a teacher.

As a result we use The SHARP System (Student Help Advice Reporting Page System) which allows young people to report any incidents which occur within the school and local community anonymously and without fear.

SHARP also delivers educational content to raise awareness on a wide range of subjects including: Bullying, Health, Community Issues, Weapons and Hate Crime.

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Mobile Phone Safety

At St Edmund Campion we recognise that a lot of our students now carry mobile phones and that they are useful tools for communicating with their parents and their peers, especially in emergencies or unforeseen circumstances such as school closure.  However, whilst in school we request that they are switched off and kept hidden away in their school bags, both for their own safety and so not to disturb their learning and the learning of others.  We also provide a safe-keeping facility at the Pupil Office where students can leave their phones at the start of the school day and collect them after school. 

The challenge for most young people with mobile phones is how to balance their need to carry a phone for personal safety and social reasons vs. the threat of mobile phone crime.  There has been a recent spate of mobile phone crime in all areas, including Erdington, and alarmingly they are increasingly targeting school children.  West Midlands Police have recently been conducting extra patrols at the end of the school day, giving out leaflets and raising the awareness of mobile phone crime.

A copy of the leaflet can be downloaded from here

The campaign aims to raise awareness among young people about protecting themselves and their property and prevent them from becoming victims of theft. The message is - don’t make your phone a moving target - stay aware when using it in public places. Posters are on display in school as well as, youth clubs and at transport hubs across the city. Police and council officers will be handing out leaflets to young people at bus and train stations and other busy areas. A key element of the campaign is to get people to register their phone at www.immobilise.com. Doing this can help the police to recover property if it is stolen and to catch the thieves.

This page also provides some more detailed tips on how to stay safe:

 

Carrying your mobile around

If you're not making a call, make sure that your phone is hidden away. Keep it in a front pocket or inside a bag. Don't attach it to your belt or around your neck. Thieves are opportunists - so don't make yourself an easy target.

Did you know that teenagers are more likely to have their mobile phone stolen than any other age group?

 

Look around you

If you're making a call on your mobile in a public area, make sure you always keep an eye on what's going on around you.

You should also try and avoid using your mobile phone in public at night. If you do have to use your phone, try to find an area that's well-lit and if possible, avoid getting out your phone at train stations and bus stops, as these are areas that thieves target.

 

Securing your handset

It's always a good idea to write down the make and model of your phone, as well as your handset's unique identification number (IMEI number). This can be found behind the battery, or by dialling *#06# on most phones. Keep these details in a safe place and completely separate from your phone, as you'll need to give them to your service provider if your phone is lost or stolen.

Whatever model of phone you have, your handset has in-built security features that you can use to protect it. If you don't know how to use them, take a look at your phone's instruction manual. For example, you can set up a pin number that you have to key in before you make a call. This stops anyone else using your phone and protects any personal details your have in your phone book or your text message inbox.

 

Register

Immobilise logoYou can register the details of your handset with the National Mobile Phone Register at http://www.immobilise.com/

This will help the police to return your phone to you if it gets stolen. You should also register your phone's details with your network provider.

 

Report

If your phone is lost or stolen, report it immediately to the police by calling 101.  Only call 999 in an emergency.

You should also contact your network provider. When you get through, tell them your phone has been stolen and they'll be able to block both the handset and the SIM card so that they can't be used any more.

 

Reunite

The police are cracking down on mobile phone thieves. This means they're more likely to recover your phone if it's stolen. If they do, and you've registered your phone, the police can reunite you with your mobile.

 

Using Immobilise to register other possessions

Immobilise.com is a free service that allows you to record the details of as many of your possessions as you wish on a secure, offsite inventory. If you wish you can upgrade your free account and add photographs and certificates of ownership.

It is the largest service of its type with over 15 million registered users, 22 million items registered, and over 16 million stolen items recorded.

The recorded information can help you after loss, theft or fire when completing insurance claims and reporting stolen or lost property to the police and mobile phone networks.

 

Lost or stolen property

If you have been subject to a criminal act report it to the police by calling 101.

If you have created an Immobilise account and your property is then lost or stolen, you can also log into your Immobilise account and use the report facility. If the item is a mobile phone, report it to your network as well. The network can turn off the SIM card and the phone.

 

iPhone security

Find My iPhone is an Apple app which uses the AGPS device inside your iPhone to track it’s location in the event that it is lost or stolen.

It is a free application which can be downloaded from the Apple App store and configured using the installation instructions found at www.apple.com/iphone/find-my-iphone-setup/

In the event that your iPhone is lost or stolen, you can log into your iCloud account on your computer and it will display where your iPhone is as long as it is turned on. If coupled with a strong pin number on your phone (not 1234 or 0000) this application has proven to be an effective method of locating and returning your iPhone.