A key aspect of Safeguarding at Springwood is working to ensure the safety and wellbeing of pupils in the virtual world as well as the real world. We have a strong commitment to working closely with pupils and parents/carers to ensure that this is as effective as possible. We have a team of Year 5 & 6 pupils who are working towards becoming Digital Leaders via the Childnet Digital Leaders programme.
We have regular focus assemblies on eSafety as well as having an annual focus linked to Safer Internet Day (in February each year). These themes are followed up in classes as part of the school’s PSHCE curriculum.
Supporting children to understand how to use the internet and associated technologies safely is an integral part of day to day learning when using internet-enabled devices in school. All teaching staff and teaching support staff access regular eSafety training to ensure that they are up to date in their knowledge and approaches. Our iPads, laptops and PCs have wallpaper set to show eSafety rules and reminders as a constant prompt for pupils. We monitor the impact of our eSafety approaches through an annual questionnaire for KS2 pupils. This also helps to inform future planning so that we ensure we address the issues and technologies that are most relevant to our children.
Information is shared with parents & carers via this website and our regular newsletters home. We also offer workshop sessions, led by both school staff and by Barnsley Adult & Family Learning and bespoke support, as required, to families.
The school’s e-safety Leader is Mrs Katherine Clark, Headteacher. Mrs Clark is a CEOP Ambassador and can provide advice to parents and other professionals in relation to eSafety as well as signposting to relevant information.
The ‘Click CEOP’ button (below) can be used by parents/carers or children to report concerns about sexual abuse online or how someone is communicating online. If children or their families need any support with this, a member of the school’s Safeguarding Team (Mrs Clark, Miss Smith, Miss Waugh or Mrs Parker) will be able to help.
The websites below also offer a range of resources and lots of advice for parents & carers about keeping children safe online:
A great source of advice about different issues that may crop up at home. Also contains information about parental controls on different types of devices.
Find out what to do if you are concerned about your child or need to report a concern.
A great source of advice about different issues that may crop up at home. Also contains information about parental controls on different types of devices and information about different social media platforms.