At Stockton-on-the-Forest we have a Safety Week every year. This year we covered Internet Safety, Safety Outdoors, It's My Body and Healthy Mind.
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.
During our Internet Safety Say we talked about seeing something online that made us unhappy or uncomfortable. To deal with this we learnt the message Stop, Close, Tell.
PCSO Christopher Pritchard visited school and talked to us all about safety outdoors. We talked about what you could do if you were separated from your parents - look for an adult working near by eg a shop keeper or someone in a uniform like a police man or fireman.
We also talked about if someone asked you to do something you were uncomfortable with. The advise for this was to say No Thank You politely and come away and speak to a trusted adult.
It's My Body
We used the NSPCC materials to learn the Pantosaurus song and the important message that Pants are Private. Again if we any worries about this we should always talk to a trusted adult.
During Safety week we read the Meerkat story to help us think about how we can deal with any worries we might have. In school we have Worry Monsters in every class. We also have Worry Box where we can write up any worries we have and the grown ups will read these and offer any help.
Tips for staying safe online:
There is an independent helpline for people who have experienced sexual abuse in a school or other educational setting: 0800 136 663. You can also email: email@example.com. The helpline provides both children and adults who have experienced sexual abuse in schools with support and advice, including onward action such as contacting the police if they wish to. The helpline also provides support to parents and professionals. Anyone who gets in touch through this dedicated helpline will also be signposted to other relevant support services available, including Childline, which provides ongoing support and counselling to children and young people.