Pupil Referral Unit
Online Safety and Safeguarding is taken very seriously across all our provisions and is therefore included as a standard agenda item in all meetings held by Pinderfields Hospital PRU.
All our staff or our Esafeguarding Lead have undertaken the following training:
Anti Bullying Online - October 2015
Information Security - October 2015
PREVENT (All staff, in-house) - March 2016
Channel (All staff, online) - 2016
Child Protection Online (All staff) - March 2016
Sexting Webinar - September 2016
Keeping Children Safe in Education (Online) - October 2016
Keeping Your School Safe - November 2016
Child Protection (All staff, face to face) - November 2016
Online safety in an SEN Environment - November 2016
Workshop to Raise Awareness of Prevent (WRAP3, all staff, face to face)- November 2016
Safer Internet Day Webinar - January 2017
The Internet and Harmful Behaviour - October 2017
Understanding Children, Technology and Cyber-bullying - October 2017
Wakefield Learning Community ICT Conference - October 2017
The Internet and Harmful Behaviour - February 2018
Understanding Children, Technology and Cyberbullying - February 2018
Webanywhere Online Safety Conference - March 2018
Online Safety OFSTED - (All staff) - May 2018
Suicide Awareness Training Papyrus - (All Staff) May 2018
We will protect children from the risk of radicalisation by using filters and internet usage monitoring to make sure they can't access extremist and terrorist material.
Below you will find a wide range of resources and websites to advise and support both parents and children with safety whilst online.
This page is updated regularly so keep bobbing back for up to date news and advice.
Due to the ever changing settings, updates and new apps available, we must stress that the advice given on this page is for guidance only and despite our efforts, could be out of date.
OFSTED hosted a webinar recently for parents and teachers on how we can keep our children safe online. It features a mother of a young man called Breck who was groomed online in gaming circles and was murdered.
It lasts an hour but is definitely worth watching, it will give you advice and resources to help you protect and educate your children.
Keeping Up with the Kardashians. Made in Chelsea. Love Island. You may not watch these youth- oriented reality TV shows, but you will probably have at least heard of them. Reality TV doesn't always have the best reputation but, in our latest article, we explain how parents can use these shows to help encourage their child's self-esteem and be more critical about what they see.
CEOP explains the dark web, the reasons why your child might be using it,
and what you need to know about it.
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For Safer Internet Day 2018, the UK Safer Internet Centre commissioned an online survey of 2000 young people aged 8-17 years.
The findings reveal how central technology is to young people’s relationship and the many different platforms they are using to interact with each other. It also highlights both the positive and negative role that technology can play in young people’s relationships and that whilst they are proactively helping to build a better internet, they also want support from the adults in their lives to do so.
Hampshire Police have been investigating a sexually explicit video featuring young children. It has been reported that this video has been viewed by other children. Fortunately the students involved did the correct thing and reported it to staff in their schools.
West Yorkshire police have issued this information for parents about the video.
Children who are digitally resilient will be equipped to handle the challenges of the modern, digital world.
Digital resilience involves having the ability to understand when you are at risk online, knowing what to do if anything goes wrong, learning from your experiences of being online, and being able to recover from any difficulties or upsets.
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Become an expert in your child's online world in six weeks
Monitoring apps, what parents should know? - Parent Info
The Vodafone Guardian app helps to keep children safer when using a smartphone. Guardian App
Google’s Safe Search filters give parents the ability to change their browser setting to prevent adult content from appearing in their children’s search results. Google Search
How to stay safe on the Internet — a guidebook for students and parents. Sophos Book
Protect children by activating simple parental controls in the home. Internet matters
A guide for parents on Whatsapp. Whatsapp
BBC's guides to keeping your children safe online. BBC iWonder