Norfolk Constabulary Internet Safety Webinars for Parents and Carers
Dear Parents / Carers,
Keeping children safe online is a huge priority for us within the Norfolk Constabulary’s Youth Engagement and Safer Schools Teams. The internet is an amazing tool, however, many of the issues the Police deal with when it comes to young people involve online behaviour. The recent Ofcom “Children and parents: media use and attitudes report” (2021) found that 97% of children aged 5 – 15 watch content on video sharing platforms. Only 30% of parents use controls to restrict their children’s access to inappropriate content and just over half of 12-15s have had some form of negative online experience.
One of our Safer Schools Support Workers, along with a Safer Schools Police Officer, will be running some webinars on the dates below in which we will provide advice and guidance for parents and carers about how to keep their children safe online. We will talk about the apps and websites young people are likely to be accessing and the risks they face when using these. We will highlight some of the things that parents and carers should be aware of that might indicate that their children are experiencing difficulties online and we will give advice on what to do about this and how to have conversations about internet safety. We expect the webinar will last around an hour and there will be the opportunity to ask any questions you may have about the subject.
Monday 7th February at 12:00pm
Wednesday 9th February at 12:00pm
The webinar will be held on Microsoft Teams. Please email the Youth Engagement Team mailbox [email protected], stating the date you wish to attend and we will send you the link to the meeting. (Please note, you should just be able to click on the link in order to access the meeting. You do not need to download the Microsoft Teams app!)
We look forward to seeing you there.
The Youth Engagement Team
Families in hardship and needing wider support please note the following:
Norfolk County Council is offering support through the Norfolk Assistance Schemes (NAS) which may be able to provide support for food, fuel, clothes and other essential household items to families experiencing hardship.
Wider support from a range of partners can then also be made available with NAS working alongside the Children’s Services Community and Partnerships service. Families may get in touch with NAS via their dedicated website which includes an online application form on the Norfolk County Council Website www.norfolk.gov.uk/neo or if you cannot access the internet, then call 0344 800 8020.
The Academy is committed to the vital contribution all Governors and staff can make to safeguarding children. We will strive to make sure that every student in the academy feels secure, well cared for and able to reach their full potential.
We will ensure all our own staff, other professionals, parents/carers and students work together to know the rules about keeping children safe. They will understand the importance of following procedures and listening to each other, especially when there are concerns about safety.
The academy will work hard to reduce all the kinds of harm that children can suffer, including abuse, bullying, discrimination and avoidable injuries.
If you are concerned about the safety and welfare of a student or need help and advice yourself please use the form below to contact Mrs Huggins (Safeguarding Manager).
Designated Safeguarding Leads
The Designated Safeguarding Lead for Looked after Children is:
Mrs P Myhill
The SLT member responsible for child protection and safeguarding is:
Mrs Z Cameron
Everyone’s Invited website
Following the troubling testimonies of sexual harassment and abuse documented on the Everyone’s Invited website, we’re here to help.
Our new helpline will support children and young people.
The helpline can be contacted on 0800 136 663, or by emailing [email protected].
- Please download Keeping Children Safe in Education (September 2021)
- Please download Working Together to Safeguard Children 2018
- Please download Online Safety Guidance and Advice for Parents from Norfolk Constabulary.
- Please download Coping with self-harm – A Guide for Parents and Carers
- A Helpful resource for parents from Norfolk Safeguarding Children Board and Parental advice from the Rose Project, a local group supporting young people.
- You may also be interested in this useful website from the NSPCC, Keeping Children Safe
- Do You Sext? from Norfolk Constabulary
- The UK Safer Internet Centre – Tips for Parents and Carers
- NSPCC NetAware
- Child Sexual Information leaflet from Norfolk Safeguarding Children Board
Modern pressures leaving girls with crippling fears about how they look
- Alice’s story – A Victim of CSE
- Prevent Duty Guidance
- Exam Stress and Pressure: Childline
- How can you safeguard children from sexting
- Safer Schools Partnership
- Drug Crime – County Lines