We feel at Spalding Parish Church of England Day School that it is important to keep children safe both at home and at school. We would like to support pupils and parents/carers to do this. Below are links to useful websites which can give you the advice and resources to do so.
Lincolnshire Safeguarding: Click Here
NSPCC Online Safety: Click Here
NSPCC Keeping Children Safe: Click Here
Lincolnshire Child Sexual Exploitation E-Learning for Parents: Click Here
Childline: Click Here
Support for Domestic Abuse: Click Here
Operation Insignia: Letter sent to parents
Young Carers: Click Here
Should you need any further support please contact one of our Safeguarding Team:
Designated Safeguarding Lead
Deputy Safeguarding Lead
Please also refer to our Child Protection Policy.
There are lots of great things to do on the Internet from playing games, looking for something for school, listening to music, watching video clips or just looking for cool stuff. But you also need to know how to stay safe online and what to do if you come across something you don't like. On this page you can find websites to help your children stay safe online as well as links to information for parents and carers.
The opportunities that computing gives our young people as they grow are both wide and fantastic. Even as little as ten or fifteen years ago the technology being used today would seem amazing. With this ever-changing world comes ever changing challenges. It is important that all children are kept safe from things which could make them upset or put them at risk. At school we help the children to think about their use and behaviour of computers. In discussions with them and using government advice we can minimise the risks.
E-safety is an integral part of children’s education in today’s digital world and is embedded in their learning at school. We also want to help our parents and children improve their own understanding of e-safety issues so they can learn to use the Internet and all digital media in a safe and secure way.
To try and help you with the fast moving and changing world of Internet and social media we've suggested a few Internet sites below which are fantastic resources and fact sheets which contain information on different types of social media and how to help keep children safe. It's important to remember however that the legal age to have an account on most social media - Instagram, Facebook, Youtube, Snapchat - is 13 years old.
Always be careful when you are using the Internet. It can help you to keep in touch with your friends and help your education – but it can also cause harm – to you and to others.
Remember help is always available at school if you are having any problems online.
Don’t be afraid to talk to your teacher or another adult at school.
If you or anyone you know is worried about Child Exploitation, Online Protection or anything related to Internet safety please click the link below which will take you to the CEOP reporting website:
Children can make a report to CEOP at https://www.ceop.police.uk/safety-centre/
Online Safety resources for Foundation and Key Stage One
The Adventures of Smartie the Penguin
A story about online safety designed for 3-7 year olds and follows Smartie as he encounter problems in the online world. The story includes a song helping children to remember the importance of telling an adult if they come across an issue online and there are 2 versions of the story.
Story one covers: Pop ups and in app purchasing, Inappropriate websites for older children, Online Bullying
Story two covers: Upsetting images, Unreliable information, Talking to strangers online
Associated resources include lesson plan, colouring activities and other age appropriate activities
Jesse and Friends
A three episode animated series for 4-7 year olds and follows Jessie, Tia and Mo which focuses on identifying and responding to manipulative, pressuring and unhealthy relationships online but delivered in an age appropriate way. Each episode focuses on a different issue and age group
Video One covers watching videos online - created for 4-5 year olds
Video Two covers sharing pictures online - created for 5-6 year olds
Video Three covers playing online games - created for 6-7 year olds
Resources include videos, lesson plans, storybooks, songs and posters. Downloadable animations available with subtitles and in British Sign Language (BSL.) Registration to Thinkuknow required (FREE)
Lee and Kim: Animal Magic
An animated video for 5-7 year olds focused on online gaming, personal information, online bullying and identifying adults you can trust. Registration to Thinkuknow required (FREE)
Resources available include:
- 3 lesson plans and teacher guidance
- Storybook and extension activities
- Video, including subtitled and British Sign Language (BSL) versions
- Top Tips poster and more.
The Digiduck collection is designed for 3-7 year olds to help educate children about friendship, responsibility and critical thinking online. Free to download as PDF’s or to read online.
Digiduck’s Famous Friend - Digiduck and his classmates have been set the task of finding out who their special guest at school will be by chatting and asking questions online.
Digiduck’s Big Decision - Digiduck has been sent a funny picture of his friend and wonders whether or not he should post it online. A wise owl comes to show him what might happen if he does.
Online Safety resources for Key Stage Two
Play Like Share
A three video series for 8-11 year olds following the adventures of Alfie, Ellie and Sam as they form a band, learning that the Internet can be helpful but they need to use it wisely and safely. The resources are designed to help children spot the signs of manipulative, pressuring and threatening behaviour.
Resources include videos, 2 different workbooks designed for upper/lower KS2 and a resource pack. Videos are available to download with subtitles. Registration to Thinkuknow required (FREE)
A fun game featuring characters from the Play Like Share resource, it will test children’s knowledge about staying safe online by asking them to help the characters make safe choices online. Will help children to distinguish between safe and unsafe online behaviours, and help them feel more confident in asking a trusted adult for help
Can be used in conjunction with the Play Like Share animated videos and a guidance pack for the game, to support delivery as an online safety session, is available from the Thinkuknow website (FREE registration required.) The game can be accessed by visiting the 8-10 year old section on Thinkuknow https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/8_10/
Digital Citizenship: Terms and Conditions
The Children’s Commissioner has produced a simplified version of the terms and conditions that many children and young people agree to without understanding what they mean. In association with TES and Schillings, teaching packs have been produced to enable children and young people to learn more about their rights online when using social media.
The teaching packs can be accessed through the TES website (FREE registration required) while the simplified terms and conditions can be accessed from the Children’s Commissioners website
Personal Information: Information Commissioners Office
The Information Commissioners Office (ICO) has created a series of three lessons to enable appropriate discussions around personal information sharing with primary age students.
Lesson One: What is Personal Information? Lesson Two: Who needs to know? Lesson Three: Opting Out
Safety Land is normally a very nice place to live, but a nasty character is sending yucky emails and messages. Captain Broadband needs your help to find the nasty character. You need to navigate around Safety land answering questions. When you have answered them all correctly, the nasty character will be taken to jail and you’ll become a certified hero, just like Captain Broadband.
Other Recommended Resources
Think U Know for 5 to 7 year olds This website has been set up just for you, to help you go on the Internet in a safe way and know who to talk to if you are worried.
Think U Know for 8 to 10 year olds Showing you what's good, look at what’s not and show you ways you can get yourself out of bad situations.
CBBC Stay Safe: Advice on Internet Safety Includes interactive clips from Tracy Beaker, a Newsround Special and Dongle's Guide to be SMART.
https://www.childnet.com/young-people/primary Gives you lots of advice on how to stay safe online. There’s a section for kids under 11 years old and a separate section for those over 11 years old.
NSPCC Net Aware – Provides reviews and guidance on the most popular social networks, apps and games that children use. https://www.net-aware.org.uk/
NSPCC - includes a range of resources to help parents keep children safe when they're using the Internet, social networks, apps, games and more.
NSPCC PANTS (The underwear rule) – A simple way to keep children safe from abuse, by teaching them to remember the 5 rules that spell ‘PANTS’. https://www.nspcc.org.uk/preventing-abuse/keeping-childrensafe/underwear-rule/
Internet Matters– A useful tool showing how to set parental controls across a range of devices and websites. This not-for-profit organisation was set up to empower parents and carers to keep children safe in the digital world. Their support for parents includes a range of downloadable guides covering subjects such as transition to secondary school, Vlogging & livestreaming, online gaming and cyberbullying. http://www.internetmatters.org/parental-controls/interactive-guide/
Parent Info - from CEOP and Parent Zone, Parent Info is a website for parents covering all of the issues amplified by the Internet. It is a free service which helps schools engage parents with expert safety advice, endorsed by the National Crime Agency’s CEOP command. This website provides expert information across a range of online harms.
Parent Zone - offers a range of resources for families, to help them meet the challenges of the digital age, including parent guides on the latest digital trends and platforms.
Smart phones – How to Protect Your Children on their Smartphone
Be Internet Legends - The Be Internet Legends programme is designed to teach your child the skills they need to stay safe and have a positive time online. Your involvement at home can really help reinforce these key messages to help your child become more confident when exploring the online world.