Pinderfields Hospital

Pupil Referral Unit

Online Safety

 Online Safety is a huge part of young peoples day to day lives.  We are committed to keeping our pupils safe.  To support us with this we committed to using the 360 Self Review Tool in 2017 to enable us to stay up to date with all aspects in this area.

 The Report Remove tool can be used by any young person under 18 to   report a nude image or video of themselves that has appeared online.   ThIWF will then review this content and work to have it removed if it   breaks the law.

Click the image below to access the tool.

 

If you have any concerns or questions about staying safe online, please contact school and our IT Lead, Lisa Iliffe, will be happy to support you.

 

We update this page on a regular basis so check in for the latest, 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we must stress that the advice given on this page is for guidance only and despite our best efforts, could be out of date.

 

 

There has been a recent warning of a safeguarding issue on TIK TOK alleged to be taking place on the 24th April.  This is the most recent in a number of challenges or online hoaxes that have become a topic of conversation due to being shared online.

Please see below our tips for dealing with this type of issue with your children.  More detailed guidance can be found on our Safer Schools App.  Please do not hesitate to contact school should you have worries or need advice.

Often, these challenges turn out to have very little factual evidence behind them.  Try to avoid sharing any stories on social media related to the trend. This can create more panic and concern.

 

If the children in your care mention this issue, use the opportunity to talk to them.   Talk about the nature of online rumours and how they can block and report any content they find distressing. 

Take a look at this 4 minute video which explains what

in-game chat is, which can be useful opening up

conversations with children and   young people. 

View it HERE

  

Common Sense Media have put together a handle little guide called 'Parents'Decision Guide to YouTube for Young Kids'.

View it HERE

  Microsoft have recently released some new management features that parents can use. Available    for iOS and Android, it is a free download and it has some great features, e.g.:
  • Create new child accounts.
  • Manage screen time limits (including grant more time).
  • Accept or decline friend requests.
  • View and manage friends list.

 

Click HERE for 10 ways to use the internet positively.

 

There has been an increase in the incidents reported from users of TIK TOK.  Please use the links below to find out more about the app and how to keep young people safe.

https://parentinfo.org/article/tiktok-what-parents-need-to-know

https://www.net-aware.org.uk/networks/tiktok/

  Click HERE to take a look at an explanation of the PEGI   age ratings.  Here you will find game overviews and age   ratings for computer games.

 

 The NSPCC (Childline) have a new reporting facility available so that under 18's can report if an image or video of them has been shared online in order for it to be removed from the Internet. 

  Click HERE for more details

 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.

 Advice for parents on supporting positive sexual behaviour 

Nude Selfies

Use the link below to read the latest advice from CEOP regarding the sending of nude pictures.

CEOP - Sending Nudes

 

Find out about the risks of online gaming, how to decide what games are best for your child and ways to keep them safe.

NSPCC advice

 

BOUNCE BACK FROM BULLYING

If you’re being bullied, it can feel like there’s no escape. But no one has the right to make you feel bad. Whether it’s happening online, at home or at school, we’re here to help you take back control.

Help yourself with being bullied

 CEOP explains the dark web, the reasons why your child might be using it,

 and what you need to know about it.                            

                                                 Click on the image to read the article.

 

 

Digital resilience: a parent's guide

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.

             

Click on the image for the full article

 GENERAL 

 

 

 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 IT Lead have undertaken the following training:

 

Details of training undertaken on previous dates can be requested.

 

 

PREVENT - (all staff) - Nov 2018

Identifying and Talking About Suicide (IT Lead) - Feb 2019

Keeping Children Safe in Education - (All staff) March 2019

Safer Recruitment Training (SLT and Man Comm) - March 2019

Child Looked After (IT Lead) - May 2019

DSL Refresher Training - ongoing

Managing Mental Health in Schools, understanding how technology can open pathways to harm and opportunities for positive intervention. (IT Lead) - June 2019

Safer Schools - (IT Lead) - June 2019

Twitter Basics - (IT Lead) - Sep 2019

Safeguarding L1 Safer Schools - (IT Lead) - Sep 2019

Mental Health Awareness Safer Schools - (IT Lead) - Sep 2019

Need to Know, Safer Schools - (IT Lead) - Sep 2019

Youtube Basics - (IT Lead) - Oct 2019

Suicide Prevention - (IT Lead) - Oct 2019

Safeguarding - (all staff) - Nov 2019

Keeping Children Safe in Education Update - (all staff) - Nov 2019

Selective Mutism - (all staff) - Nov 2019

Youth Produced Imagery - (IT Lead & Assistant Head) - Nov 2019

Counselling Techniques - (IT Lead) - Dec 2019

Eating Disorders - (IT Lead) - Dec 2019

Instagram Basics - (IT Lead) - Jan 2020

Self Harm in Young People - (IT Lead) - Mar 2020

Understanding Young Minds - (IT Lead) - Apr 2020

Esafety V1 - (IT Lead) - June 2020

Suicidal Thoughts V2 (IT Lead) - Aug 2020

Back to Basics, Discord - (IT Lead) - Sep 2020

Covid 19 'Wave Two' Readiness - (IT Lead) Sep 2020

NSPCC Managing Sexualised Behaviours - Wrenthorpe and Hospital Staff Sep 21

Teacher Hub - (IT Lead) April 21