Safeguarding: Keeping Ourselves Safe

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 Mrs Jones Mr Taylor Mrs Rothwell Mr Dawber
At Cansfield we strive to make sure all our students are safe in school, at home, on-line and in the community. Our staff ...
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 AROUND SCHOOL? WHAT DOES BULLYING LOOK OR FEEL LIKE?  Follow the one way system  Repeated name calling  Follow teachers’ instructions  Often leaving you out  Frequently making you do things you don’t want to  Make your way around carefully No stopping and blocking corridors   No running through school  Often threatening you  Frequently making you feel insecure or uncomfortable   Not respecting peoples’ different religious beliefs  Stereotyping people from different cultures  Writing graffiti about people from a different cultural background Regularly not talking to you   WHAT DOES RACIST BEHAVIOUR LOOK LIKE? No pushing, messing or tripping others up  No smoking anywhere Repeated taking or damaging your things  Hitting or kicking you  Refusing to work with someone  Making people feel like they do not belong  Making fun of clothes, food or physical appearances  Telling jokes about particular groups or accents E-SAFETY  If you are worried about someone contacting you or your friends on the internet you should tell a teacher or a parent immediately  Keep your password safe  Never agree to meet up with someone you have met on the internet  Using your mobile phone or camera inappropriately could result in serious punishment  Don’t post anything on the internet that could be upsetting or embarrassing for you or for others
If there is something or someone worrying me, who can I go to  Leadership Team   Head of Year   Pastoral Leaders   Learnin...
Social networking 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. Fact: 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 footprint. 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 
Social networking You may go online to connect with friends, and make new ones, to browse the internet for information, ch...
Cyber Bullying 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 taken back.  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 confidence.  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.
Cyber Bullying No one really likes to think of themselves as a bully. We can often make excuses for the way we treat peopl...
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.
Sexting means sharing sexually explicit messages, photos or videos via the internet, mobile phones or other forms of socia...
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.
What is grooming  Grooming is when someone builds an emotional connection to gain their trust for the purposes of sexual a...