Safeguarding and Prevent Information:
Safeguarding and Prevent Officers:
Lead Officer: Mr S Phillips
Governor: Mr Ken Finch
Alternate Officers: Mrs K Mills
Ms K Chisholm
Mrs A Knox Johnston
Miss S Cook
At Ravenswood, we take the safeguarding of all very seriously. It is important that our children and staff feel safe from physical and emotional harm whilst they are at school. If you ever have any concerns about the safety and well-being of your children please contact Mr Philips, our Designated Safeguarding Officer, or any of the alternate officers (see above for names).
If your concerns relate to any of these personnel then please speak to the Safeguarding Governor who is Mr Ken Finch. All of the relevant contact numbers are contained in the Child Protection Policy and the school number is Ipswich (01473) 728565.
With regards to online safety there is help and advice available to you.
**Child exploitation and online protection - please click on the link below if you have any concerns about online safety. This link will also help guide you if you wish to report concerns.
TALK 'PANTS' - Learn Pantosaurus' 5 easy rule for staying safe
Please see below an NSPCC Leaflet explaining to your children how they can stay safe from harm
E-Safety Advice for parents
Many children will be spending time gaming online over the summer holidays. This article explores the different elements of gaming with a particular focus on how it can be used by offenders, but focusing on what parents can do to support their child while gaming.
Lots of parents love sharing photos of their children with friends and family, particularly when they are on holiday or starting the new school year. A recent report found that 42% of young people reported that their parents had done this without asking their permission. Our article helps parents to protect their child while staying social.
Whether it's watching videos, playing games on their devices or talking to Alexa - today's under 5s are spending more time online. In this article we look at the benefits of children accessing the internet, and share advice about how parents can make sure their child has a safe experience online.
Many children enjoy live streaming as it can be used to showcase talent, develop communication skills and create identity. Our article helps parents to understand why children love it, what the risks can be, and how they can help their child stay safe if they are live streaming.
Parental controls are a great tool for helping to protect children but should not replace open and honest conversations with children about their life online. Share these tips on how to use parental controls effectively.
Who knows more about the online world, parents or kids?
Get the whole family together and take the O2 NSPCC Parents vs Kids quiz. You can play on an Amazon Echo, or on your mobile, desktop or tablet. See who knows the most about the online world, and learn a bit more about staying safe.
Will you take the challenge? Play against your child using the link below;
Is TikTok appropriate for my child?
TikTok is not appropriate for Primary School aged children. Find out more below:
Is Fortnite appropriate for my child?
Apps stores such as Google play and Apple’s app store determine their own age ratings and PEGI determines age suitability for platforms such as Xbox, PS4, PC and Nintendo. For Fortnite, both Apple and PEGI have rated Fortnite suitable for children aged 12 and over. However, PEGI does not take into consideration the chat features in games, therefore children could be exposed to inappropriate language from other players.
Is Apex Legends appropriate for my child?
Our experts here at NSPCC feel that the game is similar to Fortnite but looks to be a grittier version. PEGI determines age suitability for platforms such as Xbox, PS4, PC and Nintendo, and has rated Apex Legends as suitable for children aged 16 and over, which is higher than the age rating of Fortnite (12 and over). PEGI does not take into consideration the chat features in games, therefore children could be exposed to inappropriate language from other players.
Other inappropriate sites/apps/games for Primary aged children:
Facebook, Instagram, Halo, What’s App and many more.
Check the PEGI rating for games and any rated 12+ are not suitable and we do not recommend playing them.
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