NSPCC Speak Out, Stay Safe Assembly
Speak out. Stay safe. is a safeguarding programme available to all primary schools in the UK and Channel Islands. It aims to help children understand abuse in all its forms and to recognise the signs of abuse in a child friendly way. Children are taught to speak out if they are worried, either to a trusted adult or Childline.
In the online assembly, the Speak out. Stay safe. messages are delivered in a fun and interactive way with the help of their mascot Buddy as well as special guest appearances from Ant and Dec.
We have studied the content of the materials and are extremely confident that they are appropriate for primary-school-aged children. By the end of the programme, we’re convinced children will feel empowered – knowing how they can speak out and stay safe.
If you would like to know more about the Speak out. Stay safe. programme you can find information on the NSPCC website www.nspcc.org.uk/speakout or I would be happy to discuss any questions that you may have.
Talking PANTS with your children
Talk PANTS is a simple conversation to help keep children safe from sexual abuse. From P through to S, each letter of PANTS provides a simple but important message that can help keep children safe. You can find out more and download the free resources at www.nspcc.org.uk/pants.
Penguin and Ladybird have partnered with the NSPCC to create a Pantosaurus book aimed at children aged 4 – 8. You can find copies of the new book on sale at https://shop.nspcc.org.uk/ or in Matalan’s selected stores. All profits from the sale of this book will support the NSPCC.
Internet Matters – Finding a Healthy Screen Time Balance
ThinkUKnow- Using Parental Controls
ThinkUKnow – viewing videos online
Parent Zone – Being a parent/carer in the digital age
PZ library https://parentzone.org.uk/library
Parent Zone https://www.parents.parentzone.org.uk/
Sharing information, pictures and videos
Sharing pictures of your children online https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/parents/articles/Sharing-pictures-of-your-children/
Younger children sharing pictures or videos online https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/parents/articles/Has-your-child-shared-a-picture-or-video-online-/
Jessie and Friends: Online safety education for 4-7 year olds
Jessie & Friends is a series of three animations that follow the adventures of Jessie, Tia and Mo as they begin to navigate the online world, watching videos, sharing pictures and playing games. There’s also a storybook for each episode, to help you and your child keep the conversation going.
We use these animations and characters with the children in school when talking about online safety and teaching computing, so they will be familiar with them.
Please follow this link to see how you could use these online safety materials at home with your children to reinforce the messages we are teaching them in school.
Featuring characters and messages from the CEOP Education Jessie & Friends resource, the 4-7s website helps children to develop the skills and knowledge they need to help them stay safer when spending time online.
Designed for children to visit at home with their parents and carers, users complete ‘badges’ where they help the characters, Jessie, Tia and Mo, to identify when to ‘Tell a Grown Up’ (TAG) in different online situations.
Each badge asks a series of questions, aimed at helping children to recognise worrying or frightening situations online. Answering each question correctly earns a star. When children have answered all the questions in a badge and earned three stars, they will get a certificate to download or print and colour in.
The four badges cover the following topics:
• watching videos
• sharing pictures (6-7 year olds only)
• online gaming (6-7 year olds only)
• chatting online (6-7 year olds only)
The website is divided into sections for 4-5 and 6-7 year olds and features relevant and age appropriate badges and videos for the chosen age bracket.
4-5 year olds will be able to access and play the Watching Videos badge, while 6-7 year olds will be able to play the Sharing Pictures, Online Gaming, and Chatting Online badges, in addition to Watching Videos.
The related Jessie & Friends episodes can be found in the ‘Videos’ tab on the 4-7s website which you can watch with your child after completing the badges.