As part of St Philip's commitment to safeguarding and child protection we fully support the government's Prevent Strategy, and take guidance from Teaching Approaches to help build resilience to extremism.
What is the Prevent Strategy?
The Prevent strategy is a government strategy designed to stop people becoming terrorists or supporting terrorism. It:
- responds to the ideological challenge we face from terrorism and aspects of extremism, and the threat we face from those who promote these views
- provides practical help to prevent people from being drawn into terrorism and ensure they are given appropriate advice and support
- works with a wide range of sectors (including education, criminal justice, faith, charities, online and health)
Link to the official government document below.
E-Safety – Keeping your child safe whilst online
Most people live their lives online and this includes some of you children!
The following website:
explains the online dangers which possibly face your child and also includes great ideas about how to protect your children online, for example how to use parental controls.
As you may be aware, children can access a range of social media and apps. It is important to remember that social media has age restrictions and that software developers are constantly changing and updating their apps.
If your child has a social media account, please follow the guidance on the age restrictions. Please also make sure that the privacy settings are high and you know who children are in contact or friends with. Please report anything that you find and talk to your children about how to keep themselves safe online – particularly talking to people they don’t know.
We would also like to make you aware of the latest changes with regards to Snapchat – where children’s locations can be identified. Please read the following leaflet about the changes and how you can ensure you and your children are safe online. You can download this leaflet or collect a hard copy from the school office.
Paper copies are available in school of you would like one.