Safeguarding & Online Safety Update

I hope you are all well and managing as best as possible during these unprecedented times.

All DECS staff are carrying out their safeguarding duties daily and with this in mind I wanted to bring your attention again to Online Safety and the checking of your son/daughters phone, IT equipment and social media accounts. This is now more important than ever as so many young people may be spending additional time within the online world. As you are aware this itself can lead to additional risk. Sadly we are aware of at least one DECs pupil who has been targeted online by a person who is dangerous to young people.

Here at DECS our pupils and staff have worked alongside a charity called the Breck Foundation. They have created in my opinion, a fantastic resource that was made in conjunction with the police. The video link below is something you as parents can watch and then maybe spark conversation with your children if you feel that’s appropriate. It’s a true story, hard hitting and if shown in a cinema would carry a 15 certificate and a great resource to help initiate conversation around online safety, gaming concerns, screen time concerns and social media activity.

I have also attached some information and resources HERE regarding parent and family wellbeing which I feel are of use currently. If you wish to discuss any concerns regarding online safety please contact me on c.walton@decschool.co.uk

Stay safe and kind regards,

Mr C Walton

Assistant Head Teacher & Designated Safeguarding Lead

Dame Elizabeth took part in #Take10toRead last week with some fantastic reading for mental health taking place across school. Pupils thoroughly enjoyed sitting back and getting into a good book in aid of Mental Health Day. #Take10toRead #LiteracyTrust #MentalHealthDay

@WaseleyHills @knbs_school @FollowDECTC @thefactory_YPC @StEdCampSixth representing Birmingham at Queens Baton Relay, check out the pictures in our twitter feed

Dame Elizabeth took part in #Take10toRead last week with some fantastic reading for mental health taking place across school. Pupils thoroughly enjoyed sitting back and getting into a good book in aid of Mental Health Day. #Take10toRead #LiteracyTrust #MentalHealthDay

@WaseleyHills @knbs_school @FollowDECTC @thefactory_YPC @StEdCampSixth representing Birmingham at Queens Baton Relay, check out the pictures in our twitter feed

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