The school works in partnership with parents to support children in every way possible. However, the Childrens’ Act, (1989) places a clear responsibility on schools to ensure that they work together with other agencies to safeguard and promote the welfare of all children. As a result, if concerns are raised within the school, or a child or parent reports a situation involving possible abuse, we would not be able to guarantee confidentiality. It would have to be referred to Social Services. This is in line with Government and Hertfordshire Policy.
Smile and stay safe
Staying safe means keeping your personal details private, such as full name, phone number, home address, photos or school. Never reply to ASL (age, sex, location)
Meeting up with someone you have met online can be dangerous. Only meet up if you have first told your parent or carer and they can be with you.
Information online can be untrue, biased or just inaccurate. Someone online my not be telling the truth about who they are – they may not be a ‘friend’
Let a parent, carer, teacher or trusted adult know if you ever feel worried, uncomfortable or frightened about something online or someone you have met or who has contacted you online.
Emails, downloads, IM messages, photos and anything from someone you do not know or trust may contain a virus or unpleasant message. So do not open or reply.