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The White Hills Park Trust publish a Newsletter every Friday afternoon during term time for all their academies, featuring news, pictures and information from the week at Springbank, and an article from the WHP Trust’s CEO Dr Heery.

Online Grooming New Campaign (Internet watch Foundation)

There is a new online grooming campaign aimed at helping parents keep their child safe on line. One of the videos I have found extremely powerful is called, 'Where's Klaus?' (You can find it on YouTube here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i4GKXsAOYZE) In it, a series of (unsuitable) people turn up at Klaus' house and his mum let's them in. The end of the video is perhaps the most disturbing of all.


A new IWF safety campaign aims to help parents have conversations with their children about keeping their 'door' closed to child sexual abusers. The campaign includes a booklet for parents, explaining the risks, explaining why children are vulnerable, and suggests practice steps that parents can take.

The mnemonic used in the campaign is TALK:

  • TALK to your child about online sexual abuse. Start the conversation – and listen to their concerns.
  • AGREE ground rules about the way you use technology as a family.
  • LEARN about the platforms and apps your child loves. Take an interest in their online life.
  • KNOW how to use tools, apps and settings that can help to keep your child safe online.

For further details go to: https://talk.iwf.org.uk/
 
 
Dawn Wigley
Safeguarding Officer
Springbank Academy