St. Anselm's Catholic School

St Anselm's Cahtolic School

St Anselm’s Catholic School

Safeguarding news and updates

Safeguarding student survey link 

 

https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/SVTQCHH 

14 March 2017

 

Online Safety concern - Yellow app

 

Dear Parents and Carers,

It has come to our attention that several pupils across the year groups have downloaded and become users of the 'Yellow' app on their mobile devices.

You may or may not be aware that this app has been likened to the adult dating app Tinder, but is for young people and it has the facility to exchange photographs in an unregulated environment.  The link below gives you further information about the app and you may want to discuss it with your son(s)/daughter(s).

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2016/11/21/rspcc-warning-over-tinder-like-app-for-teenagers/

We continue to encourage safe behaviour whilst online and steer our pupils to make appropriate choices, as I am sure you do too, in a constantly changing environment.  If you have any safety concerns please do not hesitate to contact us via your son/daughter's House office.

Yours sincerely,

Mr J Rowarth

Safeguarding Lead


3 March 2017

 

Police issue warning to schools over MyLOL

 

 Dear Parents and Carers,

 

Police have issued a warning to schools over the use of teen dating app MyLOL. While the site is officially open to people aged 13 to 19, there have been reported instances of older men signing up. A Met spokesman said: “Concerns around the safety of the app have been shared by forces across the UK, and our Safer Schools Officers passed this information on to schools in London to help make them aware and share with parents who may wish to take action as necessary.”

 

For further information with regards to safeguarding your child online, please refer to the Parent Online Safety page on our school website http://www.stanselmscanterbury.org.uk/Online-Safety/. There are resources located on this page for reporting concerns and further guidance.

 

Kind regards,

 

Mr J Rowarth

Safeguarding Lead

 

 Sports and other clubs

While these activities are invaluable to children you will want to be sure that those working with your children are suitably qualified and vetted. To that end, the sorts of questions that you might want to consider include:

 

  •  Are staff and volunteers appropriately qualified & suitable to work with children?
  • Does the organisation have a child protection policy?
  •  Does the organisation have a written code of behaviour/conduct?
  • What arrangements are there for away fixtures and other events?
  • What training has been provided for staff and volunteers?
  • Does the club have a clear health and safety policy?
  • Would they be able to contact you in an emergency?


 Correspondence

 

Online Safety – Letter 1      Letter 2

 

Staying Safe when out and about

 

Student complaint procedure 

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