In term 2 the children took part in the NSPCC’s "Speak out. Stay safe" programme. Unfortunately, the NSPCC couldn’t visit our school so instead they provided virtual assemblies for both key stages to help our pupils have the knowledge and understanding they need to stay safe from abuse. This is a nationwide programme for every primary-school-aged child in the UK and Channel Islands. They use their friendly mascot Buddy to help children to feel empowered – knowing how they can speak out and stay safe.
If you would like any more information about the NSPCC's "Speak out. Stay safe" programme, including frequently asked questions, you can find it on the NSPCC website nspcc.org.uk/schools
The NSPCC’s work in schools will help encourage conversations about staying safe – and they have a number of child-friendly materials to help you carry on the conversation afterwards. That includes ‘The Underwear Rule’, a simple way for parents and carers 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 nspcc.org.uk/pants
If you’d like to know more about the NSPCC’s work, or take a look at the wide range of information and advice which is available for parents and carers, please visit their website https://www.nspcc.org.uk/preventing-abuse/keeping-children-safe/
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Advice for children and young people on how to deal with online (cyber) bullying
- Always respect others on and offline – think about what you say online and what images you send/post and be aware that online messages can easily be misunderstood.
- Remember that anything you publish online can be made public very quickly and you will never be sure who may have seen it. Once something is posted you can lose control of who sees it and where it may end up.
- Treat your password like a toothbrush – never share it with anyone and only give your personal information like mobile phone number or email address to trusted friends. Be careful to log out of sites and apps if you share your device with others.
- Learn how to block or report online bullies or anyone behaving badly and don’t retaliate or reply to nasty messages. This is usually what the bullies are trying to get you to do. Remember that if you reply with a nasty or unkind comment then it could get you into trouble too.
- Always make sure that you save evidence of online (cyber) bullying by saving or printing out text messages, online conversation, pictures etc. Try and include as much information as possible, such as web addresses (URLs), contact numbers, user names, times, dates, locations.
- Always make sure you tell someone if you are being bullied online:
- an adult you trust or contact Childline
- The service provider e.g. website, app, mobile phone provider etc where the bullying is taking place
- If a crime has been committed or someone is at risk of harm then contact the police
- If you see online (cyber) bullying going on, then support the victim and REPORT it to the website or your school, don’t be a bystander and say nothing otherwise you become part of the problem.