The school is always here to help you if your child is experiencing any problems online, including online bullying, even if this happens outside school.
Please get in touch with your child's class teacher or any member of the Safeguarding Team, if you need any advice or information.
At Pluckley Church of England Primary School, we use the Safer Schools App; this interactive app provides parents, children and staff with up to date information on safeguarding in our ever-changing world. It contains school news and updates, dynamic and up-to-date safety information and also includes access to the Online Safety Centre. This provides children, parents and staff with information on how to report, block and set safety preferences across each social media platform.
The safer schools app provides all the information you need to help keep your children safe online. https://oursaferschools.co.uk/
Safer schools have produced a video to show you how to get the very most out of the app.
Click here to view the video: https://oursaferschools.co.uk/safer-schools-app-support/
You can follow the links below to download the Safer Schools App from the relevant store, or scan the appropriate QR code for your device.
Codes can be requested from the school office - email@example.com or 01233 840422.
The above web link includes advice for parents on online safety, for example protecting children when they use online games, instructions on how to make internet connected toys and devices safe for your child, setting parental controls and a guide to the latest social apps, networks and games.
You can get free support on the phone by calling the NSPCC Online Safety Helpline for parents on 0808 800 5002
The following websites also have support and advice for parents, families and children:
To access home activity packs from "Thinkuknow" (the online safety education programme from the National Crime Agency) : https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/
To report harmful content: https://reportharmfulcontent.com/
To report online abuse: https://www.ceop.police.uk/safety-centre/
Information about social networks, apps and games: https://www.net-aware.org.uk/
Support for parents and carers to keep their children safe online:
Advice for parents working from home or supporting children with home learning: https://swgfl.org.uk/magazine/what-you-need-to-know-professionals-and-parents/
Information on video conferencing technology for children: https://swgfl.org.uk/resources/safe-remote-learning/video-conferencing-for-kids-safeguarding-and-privacy-overview/
If you are a professional you can access further support from the UK Safer Internet Centre Online Safety Helpline: https://www.saferinternet.org.uk/helpline/professionals-online-safety-helpline
https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/ Child exploitation & Online Protection – to build knowledge of how to stay safe online. This website has lots of fun activities from which children can gain vital information on staying safe.