Safeguarding Essentials has 16 parent resources - scroll down for details and samples
Engaging parents with safeguarding issues can be one of the biggest challenges for schools. In particular, research shows that many parents feel out of their depth with social media and new technologies, while their children are adept users. In the E-safety Support parent pack, there are a selection of resources to help boost your communications with parents. These include a comprehensive PowerPoint presentation that covers all the key issues in a straightforward way, ideal for use at a parents evening or an e-safety event. You will also find guidance and top tips on getting parents involved, a factsheet that can be distributed via the school website or at an e-safety event, and a questionnaire, which you can adapt to use as a survey to understand parental awareness of e-safety issues. In addition, Safeguarding Essentials members can also download a selection of guides for parents to help educate and advise them on safeguarding issues.
This document contains a number of questions that can be used as part of an audit or survey to get an idea of the current levels of parental awareness when it comes to e-safety. The result will help schools to plan their e-safety content and strategy. You can use the survey as it is, or cut and paste to create a shorter version to suit your requirement. You can then send it by post or by email to parents, or ask the questions face-to-face at presentations.
It seems that there is a whole new language developing in the digital landscape - LOL!. But while many are playful and literal abbreviations, some are more potent.
To help make parents (and teachers) aware of some of the sexting abbreviations, we have compiled a short glossary. This is by no means exhaustive, but will help to educate parents about this new form of communication.
Providing a presentation to parents on e-safety, as a standalone event or as part of wider activities, is a great way to raise awareness, encourage discussion and promote good practice. However, it can take a lot of work to organise. That's why we have created this PowerPoint for you. It covers all the areas you'll want to cover, but can easily be adapted for your individual needs. You can also make it available online for parents to recap or who may have missed the event. The PowerPoint contains links to video in the notes sections of relevant slides.
This guidance document is for teachers to help them engage parents with e-safety. The document has been written by an experienced ICT teacher who has worked successfully with parents and schools on e-safety. The guidance will help you plan content and activities for parents around e-safety and make sure you get maximum impact and engagement. It includes advice and tips on planning your content and activities, delivering them and following up.
The Parent Pack of resources includes factsheets, an audit questionnaire, a PowerPoint presentation and guidance for teachers. This document explains how each of these resources can be used by teachers and e-safety co-ordinators to improve communications between parents and schools.
Abuse is a form of maltreatment (in this context, of a child). Somebody may abuse or neglect a child by inflicting harm or by failing to act to prevent harm. Children may be abused in a family or in an institutional or community setting by those known to them or, more rarely, by others (for instance, online). They may be abused by an adult or adults, another child or children.
This short guide defines the different forms of abuse to assist parents in safeguarding their children.
This useful resource for parents provides key information about alcohol, the law about alcohol and young people and alcoholic units. It also gives advice about why young people experiment with alcohol, ways to prevent underage drinking and tips for parents on how to talk to their child if they have concerns.
Parents should be aware that bullying is taken very seriously at school. However, as a school you cannot monitor pupils around the clock as bullying can occur outside of school.
This guide supports parents in knowing the different types of bullying, signs that their child is being bullied and other agencies that can support them.
Child sexual exploitation is when a child or young person is in an exploitative situation and receives gifts or other items as a result of performing sexual activities to the abuser. It can also occur through technology when a child or young person is persuaded to post images on the Internet.
It is vital that parents play a role in identifying if their child may be a victim of CSE. This checklist will help them become aware of some of the signs to look out for.
Parents are naturally worried about their child being exposed to, and potentially experimenting with, drugs. So, this simple guide acts as a checklist for identifying possible signs along with actions that can be taken to discuss this matter with their son/daughter and other agencies.
This factsheet gives parents a general overview of e-safety. Schools can email it to parents, hand it out at parents evening or incorporate it into your newsletter to help raise awareness of e-safety issues for children and how these affect parents. It gives parents an overview of the positive and negative aspects of the Internet, some key statistics, tips and useful links.
Teachers in England and Wales have a mandatory duty to report known cases of FGM in girls under 18 years old to the police. The FGM duty came into force on 31 October 2015. It is important that parents know that if they have any concerns regarding FGM relating to a child in school, they can speak to the DSL who will advise and act as appropriate.
This guide provides some key information for parents about the types of FGM, the law and health implications.
It is important for parents to ensure that they can support the mental well-being of their children, as they would for any physical condition.
This mental well-being guide for parents will help them to identify signs of mental health problems, factors which could lead to future problems and strategies to promote positive mental well-being.
Parents may have heard the phrase ‘safeguarding’ before and wondered what it meant.
This guide for parents introduces the term 'safeguarding' and goes on to explain their role in keeping their children safe from abuse and maltreatment, preventing harm to their health and development and providing safe and effective care for them.
This handy guide that schools can share with parents provides some key information about sexting (or Youth Produced Sexual Imagery).
The parent guide includes information regarding attitudes to sexting, the law and potential consequences of taking and sharing inappropriate images, tips on what parents can do and links to useful websites.
The internet brings marvellous opportunities to children and young people with the ability to learn new skills and visit websites which engage and enrich their lives. However, the internet also brings dangers such as online predators who will try and contact children through websites and software applications.
This guide will help parents and carers learn more about the danger of their children being targeted by online extremists. The guide provides information to help them identify the issue of online radicalisation and gives suggestions on how to support their children with the threat of online extremism.
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