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

Congratulations 👏 to Ethan Morgan and his brothers on their exciting opportunity of becoming editors for the UK’s first Black children’s magazine Cocoa Boy (November edition) What an incredible thing to be a part of! @cocoaboymag @cocoagirlmag #BHM

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Well done 7WK1, on their initiative, as part of Pupil Pledge to raise money for charity. 👏🤗 It's always so rewarding doing something for others. Safety measures, such as gloves, will be in place when any money is collected. 👍⭐️

Congratulations 👏 to Ethan Morgan and his brothers on their exciting opportunity of becoming editors for the UK’s first Black children’s magazine Cocoa Boy (November edition) What an incredible thing to be a part of! @cocoaboymag @cocoagirlmag #BHM

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Well done 7WK1, on their initiative, as part of Pupil Pledge to raise money for charity. 👏🤗 It's always so rewarding doing something for others. Safety measures, such as gloves, will be in place when any money is collected. 👍⭐️

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