Ensuring students are safe is a priority for all staff at The English Martyrs Catholic School and Sixth Form College.
All staff have annual training in how to keep children safe and a designated team have additional specialist training in Safeguarding and Child Protection.
Our PSHE programme and wider curriculum teach students how to stay safe (including on line) and how to share any worries or concerns they may have with a teacher.
Parents/ Carers who have any worries or concerns about their child should contact school without delay. Talk to your child’s Pastoral Leader or contact a member of the Safeguarding team.
There is a lot of support available to keep your child safe online. Below are some useful links to help parents and carers:
- Thinkyouknow (provides advice from the National Crime Agency to stay safe online)
- Internet matters (provides age-specific online safety checklists, guides on how to set parental controls on a range of devices, and a host of practical tips to help children get the most out of their digital world)
- Parent info (is a collaboration between Parentzone and the NCA providing support and guidance for parents from leading experts and organisations)
- Childnet (offers a toolkit to support parents and carers of children of any age to start discussions about their online life, to set boundaries around online behaviour and technology use, and to find out where to get more help and support)
- LGfL (support for parents and carers to keep their children safe online)
- Net-aware (has support for parents and carers from the NSPCC and O2, including a guide to social networks, apps and games)
- London Grid for Learning (has support for parents and carers to keep their children safe online, including tips to keep primary aged children safe online)
- Let's Talk About It (has advice for parents and carers to keep children safe from online radicalisation)
- UK Safer Internet Centre (has tips, advice, guides and other resources to help keep children safe online, including parental controls offered by home internet providers and safety tools on social networks and other online services)
The Government has also provided:
- Support for parents and carers to keep children safe from online harms (includes advice about specific harms such as online child sexual abuse, sexting, and cyberbullying)
- Support to stay safe online (includes security and privacy settings, blocking unsuitable content, and parental controls)
Online Safety Quick Guides
Please see below a selection of handy guides for keeping you safe on various popular online platforms.
More E-Safety Websites
We recommend to students, staff and parents to visit the following websites to gain better knowledge of e-safety and useful tools to help with incidents online.
Bullying occurs on the internet as well as in school itself. If you are being bullied online then please report it to your child's Pastoral Manager. Cyber bullying as with any other bullying will not be tolerated.