Keeping children safe online

Our school invited the NSPCC to deliver their Speak Out. Stay Safe programme to all our children in December 2016 through individual key stage assemblies and Yr. 5 / 6 workshops, during which our children were given information about how to keep themselves safe from harm and how to access help if they have any worries.

Talking about the Underwear Rule with your children
The NSPCC’s work in schools helps encourage conversations about staying safe, which includes ‘The Underwear Rule’, a simple way for parents to help keep children safe from sexual abuse – without using scary words or even mentioning sex.

The guide uses the rules of PANTS to teach children that their body belongs to them and them alone. You can find out more and download the free resources at :

https://www.nspcc.org.uk/pants

Following on from these sessions, the NSPCC delivered a workshop for parents, with support and guidance to help parents and carers have conversations with their children about their online lives.

The hour-long workshop is designed help parents and carers understand their child’s online world and build confidence to have those important conversations that can help keep children safe online.
For further information please visit :

https://www.nspcc.org.uk/preventing-abuse/keeping-children-safe/online-safety/

Further useful links provided by NSPCC/O2 to to help keep children safe online can be found in the attached file :

5126_keeping_children_safe_online_nspcc.pdf

Further link :
www.nspcc.org.uk/shareaware

Animations:
• Lucy and the Boy: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kwcL-VP3FYc
• I Saw Your Willy: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sch_WMjd6go

CEOPS Child Exploitation Online Protection Centre
The CEOP Command’s Thinkuknow programme provides resources, training and support for professionals who work directly with children and young people.

Our films, learning activities and other resources are developed in response to intelligence from child protection experts within the CEOP Command.

They are designed to help children and young people keep themselves safe from sexual abuse and exploitation by developing skills in identifying and avoiding risk, learning how best to protect themselves and their friends, and knowing how to get support and report abuse if they do encounter difficulties.

A wide range of resources for use with parents and carers are also available.

https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/

CEOP SHORT VIDEOS
Lee & Kim: for 4-7 year olds
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-nMUbHuffO8

If you have small children from 4 – 7 years then you should let them view this short 10 minute cartoon, which is designed to keep them safe whilst online and more importantly, this cartoon teaches them in their early years. The 8 minute animation introduces Lee & Kim, a brother and sister navigating the online world with the help of their trusted superhero friend SID! This cartoon is produced by the Child Exploitation Online Protection Centre (CEOP) as part of their ThinkuKnow Programme, which is being rolled out throughout Primary Schools in the UK.

Jigsaw: for 8 -10 year olds
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_o8auwnJtqE
This is an assembly from CEOPs Thinkuknow education programme that helps children to understand what constitutes personal information. The assembly enables children to understand that they need to be just as protective of their personal information online, as they are in the real world. It also directs where to go and what to do if children are worried about any of the issues covered.