Norwood Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We promote a climate where children and adults feel confident about sharing concerns regarding their own safety and the well-being of others.
Safeguarding is about ensuring that everyone is safe from harm, safe from bullying, safe from people who cause abuse, safe from discrimination or harassment, and that we all feel safe in our community.
If a member of staff has concerns which relate to a child or member of staff, this should be reported to a member of the Designated Safeguarding Team (DSL) Lee Dumbell Head Teacher, Patricia Bennet Deputy Head Teacher, Kim Taylor Parental Support/ Safeguarding Governor who will follow school policy and procedure. Parents will be informed if a concern has been raised, that action to contact Sefton Local Children’s Safeguarding Team has been taken and they will be supported through the process which may follow.
We had another great SHINE day on Friday 12th February. To support National Safer Internet Day we focused on the theme of 'Play your part for a better internet' to help promote the safe, responsible and positive use of digital technology for children. Each Year Group presented the activities they had taken part in at our Star of the Week assembly. We learned about making friends, being different and how to behave and keep safe online. Take a look at http://www.saferinternet.org.uk/safer-internet-day/2016 or visit our Keeping Safe page on the the parent section of Norwood Website to see useful materials . You can also find information on PEGI (Pan European Game Information) ratings here. This may be useful as we had a number of children telling us they play PEGI 18 games.
"Live.me is the fastest-growing social media streaming application available at the moment and has approximately 20 million users.
It allows the user to live-stream videos of themselves and also allows users to watch other streamed videos.
The app has limited security features and it is possible for users to potentially identify the location where a video was recorded.
It is possible for any video to be recorded and shared without the permission or knowledge of the person who made the video.
Merseyside Police would encourage parents to make sure they know what apps their child is using, how each app works and what their child is using it for. Many legitimate apps are being used by young people in a way that allows them to communicate with or be contacted by absolute strangers. This creates a significant risk to their child.
It is really important that society becomes more aware of the possible risk of exploitation on mobile apps and social media sites, and people know how to report suspicious activity to the police.
Parents, guardians, carers and teachers have a responsibility to know what the warning signs are and to look out for them to prevent a child putting themselves at risk or forming inappropriate relationships online.
More information can be found Here "net-aware.org.uk"