At Cansfield we strive to make sure all our students are
safe in school, at home, on-line and in the community.
Our staff are here to help keep you safe
and to promote your personal safely and well-being
If there is something or someone worrying me, who can I go to?
Leadership Team / Head of Year / Pastoral Leaders / Learning Mentors /
Form Tutors / Teachers / Prefects / PALS / Admin Staff / Canteen Staff /
Medical Officer / Cleaners / Technicians / Friends / Parents.
Tell a parent… phone friends... talk to a prefect… tell a teacher…
email school… go to an adult… phone school… write a letter to any of
above if you have difficulty talking to someone…
HOW DO I STAY SAFE
BULLYING LOOK OR
Follow the one way
Often leaving you out
you do things you
don’t want to
Make your way
No stopping and
No running through
Often threatening you
you feel insecure or
from different cultures
Writing graffiti about
people from a
Regularly not talking
WHAT DOES RACIST
messing or tripping
Repeated taking or
damaging your things
Hitting or kicking you
Refusing to work with
Making people feel
like they do not
Making fun of
clothes, food or
Telling jokes about
particular groups or
If you are worried
contacting you or
your friends on the
internet you should
tell a teacher or a
Keep your password
Never agree to meet
up with someone you
have met on the
Using your mobile
phone or camera
result in serious
Don’t post anything
on the internet that
could be upsetting or
embarrassing for you
or for others
You may go online to connect with friends, and make new ones, to browse the
internet for information, chat with others and play games. You may:
search for information or content on search engines like Google and Bing
share images and watch videos through websites or mobile apps like Instagram,
Pinterest, Snapchat, Vine and YouTube
use social networking websites like Facebook and Twitter
write or reply to messages on forums and message boards
play games alone or with others through websites, apps or game consoles
chat with other people through online games, game consoles, webcams, social
networks and tools like Whatsapp
When online, you can learn new things, get help with homework, express yourself
creatively and connect with friends and family.
Fact: Legal age limit for Facebook is 13.
You may not realise it BUT every time you go
online you leave a trail!! Have a look in the history
section of your website browser and you can see the
websites you have visited in the past – this is your digital
Online social networking can involve new risks such as:
Bullying online "cyber bullying"
Sharing too much information
Vulnerability to predatory adults
Sharing photos or video that you later regret
Exposure to large amounts of commercial advertisements which
may not be age appropriate
Risk of identity theft
Reduced amount of time for physical activity
No one really likes to think of themselves as a bully. We can often make excuses for the way we
treat people and see other people as bullies but not ourselves. You can become involved in cyber
bullying without realising it but even just having a little involvement can have a huge impact on how
the person being bullied feels.
If you use digital technology to deliberately upset, anger or embarrass someone else this is cyber
bullying. It can include writing posts, comments, tweets, posting pictures or sending texts. You do
not have to be involved in putting up the original post, comment, photo or text to be part of the
bullying. Even ‘liking’ or commenting, for example, ‘lol’, can make you part of the bullying. When a
person who is being bullied sees this it can make them feel like you are involved and they are being
ganged up on.
By understanding and talking about the dangers you can help keep
yourself safe online.
Advice for Young People
The following are some things that you should consider when using the internet safely:
Make sure you use the privacy settings.
Always respect others – be careful what you say online.
Be careful what pictures or videos you upload. Once a picture is shared online it cannot be
Only add people you know and trust to friends/followers lists online. When talking to strangers,
keep your personal information safe and location hidden.
Treat your password like your toothbrush – keep it to yourself and change it regularly.
Always remember to logoff when you have finished with an online service.
Remember that most of the websites you visit will make a note of your visit and may also track
the websites you visit before and after their website!
Block the bully – learn how to block or report someone who is behaving badly.
Do not retaliate or reply to offending e-mails, text messages or online conversations.
Save the evidence. Always keep a copy of offending e-mails, text messages or a screen shot of
online conversations and pass to a parent, a carer or a teacher.
Make sure you tell an adult you trust, for example, a parent, a carer, a teacher, if anything you
read or see makes you feel worried or upset or call a helpline like Childline on 08001111 in
Most social media services and other sites have a button you can click on to report bullying.
Doing this can prevent a bully from targeting you and others in the future. Many services take
bullying seriously and will either warn the individual or eliminate his or her account.
While you are on your mobile phone make sure you also pay attention to your surroundings.
Sexting means sharing sexually explicit messages, photos or videos
via the internet, mobile phones or other forms of social media.
Did you know taking a selfie in your underwear and forwarding the
image could be sexting!
What are the consequences of sexting?
Once digital messages are sent, they are no longer
private and you can’t get them back.
Images can be published and found by anyone.
Your computer or phone may be
confiscated by the police.
Sending an explicit photo of someone under
18 is ILLEGAL, even if the photo is of yourself.
Penalties can be serious and can
result in a criminal record.
What do I do if someone asks me for
an explicit photo of myself or sends
me an explicit message?
Do not reply
Talk to your family or a member of staff in
school and let them know what has occurred.
What is grooming?
Grooming is when someone builds an
emotional connection to gain their trust for the
purposes of sexual abuse or exploitation.
Where can grooming happen?
In all kinds of places - in the home, local neighbourhood, school, youth club,
sports club, churches etc.
How can grooming happen?
‘Groomers’ often target victims online. They generally use chatrooms or social
networks and often pretend to be younger and even change their gender.
They build up a friendship and a trust quickly.
They may use flattery and promise gifts in order to achieve some control.
They encourage victims to do things they wouldn’t normally do.
They may try to meet their victim with the intent to sexually harm them.
Positive Mental Health
Just as we all have physical healthy, so we have
mental health. Some people call this emotional
health or well-being. Being mentally health is just
as important as being physically healthy.
There is though some confusion about what we mean when we talk about mental
health. Many people immediately start thinking about mental health problems or
mental illness, but this is only part of the picture…
Being mentally healthy is about having the strength to overcome the difficulties
and challenges we can all face at times in our lives.
Having confidence and self-esteem.
Being able to take decisions and to believe in ourselves.
Did you know that …
1 in 4 people experience mental health or well-being
issues at some time in their life.
Sometimes we don’t feel we have strength to overcome difficulties on our own so
it’s helpful to speak to someone. If you are concerned about your own or a friends
mental health please talk to a teacher or an adult you trust.
Help and support is always available.