General Safeguarding Information
NeneGate is committed to safeguarding all children and young people.We believe that all children and young people have an equal right to protection from abuse, regardless of their age, race, religion, ability, gender, language, background or sexual identity and consider their welfare is paramount
We will take every reasonable step to ensure that children and young people are protected. All suspicions and allegations of abuse will be taken seriously and responded to swiftly and appropriately.
Safeguarding in the curriculum 2021
Due to the increase in online access for our students over this past year due to lockdown. We have expanded our online safety curriculum.
KS4 are covering this term:
- To gain a greater understanding of the impact that sharing digital content can have.
- To review sources of support when using technology.
- To review pupil’s responsibility to one another in their online behaviour.
- To know how to maintain secure passwords.
- To understand the advantages disadvantages, permissions and purposes of altering an image digitally and the reasons for this.
- To be aware of appropriate and inappropriate text, photographs and videos and the impact of sharing these online.
- To learn how to reference sources in their work.
- To search the internet with consideration for the reliability of the results of sources to check validity and understand the impact of incorrect information.
- Ensuring reliability through using different methods of communication.
KS3 are covering this term
- To understand digital security
- To understand the importance of not sharing personal information online
- To understand the reason for a good secure password
- To have a clear understanding of cyber bullying and how to deal with such issues
- It is vitally important that children know how to stay safe online. At school, we have strict controls on the websites children can visit if they are using computer equipment. In addition, they are all taught about online safety. As parents/carers, it is equally important that you know what your children are doing online at home. So, ask your children to tell you about the sites they like to visit and what they enjoy doing online. Also, ask them about how they stay safe online and discuss the following SMART rules for Online Safety with them.
Keep your personal information safe. When chatting or posting online don’t give away things like your full name, password or home address. Remember personal information can be seen in images and videos you share too. Keep them safe to keep yourself safe.
Meeting up with someone you only know online, even a friend of a friend, can be dangerous as this person is still a stranger. If someone you only know online ever asks you to meet up, for personal information or for photos/videos of you then tell an adult straight away and report them together on www.thinkuknow.co.uk
Think carefully before you click on or open something online (e.g. links, adverts, friend requests, photos) as you never know where they may lead to or they may contain viruses. Do not accept something if you are unsure of who the person is or what they’ve sent you.
You cannot trust everything you see online as some things can be out of date, inaccurate or not entirely true. To find reliable information compare at least three different websites, check in books and talk to someone about what you have found.
Tell a trusted adult if something or someone ever makes you feel upset, worried or confused. This could be if you or someone you know is being bullied online. There are lots of people who will be able to help you, like your teachers, parents and carers or contact Childline – 0800 11 11 or www.childline.org.
To view NeneGate's latest safeguarding policy please visit the policies page
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