To report your child absent inform the school office on 01202 572713 or email [email protected]
Information for Parents
The requirement to ensure that children and young people are able to use the internet and related communications technologies appropriately and safely is addressed as part of the wider duty of care to which all who work in schools are bound. Schools must, through their E-safety policy, ensure that they meet their statutory obligations to ensure that children and young people are safe and are protected from potential harm, both within and outside school.
E-Safety is an important part of keeping children safe at Kinson Academy. We have extensive security measures in place in school, which are monitored both internally and externally, to help safeguard pupils from potential dangers or unsuitable material. E-Safety is taught to all pupils explaining and demonstrating how to stay safe and behave appropriately online. Any incidents are recorded and managed by the Safeguarding Officer and E-Safety Champion.
We can only be successful in keeping children safe online if we work with parents to ensure the E-Safety message is consistent. It is important that parents speak to their children about how they can keep safe and behave appropriately online.
If you have any concerns, please share them with your child’s class teacher or email [email protected]
Support for children
• Childline for free and confidential advice https://www.childline.org.uk/
• UK Safer Internet Centre to report and remove harmful online content https://saferinternet.org.uk/
• CEOP for advice on making a report about online abuse https://www.ceop.police.uk/safety-centre/
• National Online Safety offers short videos about common issues to increase parental awareness. There are easy to read PDF documents and an opportunity to complete an Online Safety Course to increase awareness on how to keep children safe. Create a free parent account https://nationalonlinesafety.com/enrol/kinson-academy
• Childnet offers a toolkit to support parents and carers of children of any age to start discussions about their online life, to set boundaries around online behaviour and technology use, and to find out where to get more help and support https://www.childnet.com/
• Commonsensemedia provide independent reviews, age ratings, & other information about all types of media for children and their parents https://www.commonsensemedia.org/
• Government advice about protecting children from specific online harms such as child sexual abuse, sexting, and cyberbullying https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-keeping-children-safe-online/coronavirus-covid-19-support-for-parents-and-carers-to-keep-children-safe-online
• BCP advice about security and privacy settings, blocking unsuitable content, and parental controls https://www.fid.bcpcouncil.gov.uk/kb5/poole/fis/results.page?qt=online+safety&term=&sorttype=relevance
• Internet Matters provide age-specific online safety checklists, guides on how to set parental controls on a range of devices, and a host of practical tips to help children get the most out of their digital world https://www.internetmatters.org/
• Let’s Talk About It provides advice for parents and carers to keep children safe from online radicalisation https://www.ltai.info/staying-safe-online/
• London Grid for Learning provides support for parents and carers to keep their children safe online, including tips to keep primary aged children safe online https://www.lgfl.net/online-safety/default.aspx
• Stopitnow resource from The Lucy Faithfull Foundation can be used by parents and carers who are concerned about someone’s behaviour, including children who may be displaying concerning sexual behaviour (not just about online) https://www.stopitnow.org.uk/helpline/?utm_source=bing&utm_medium=ad&utm_campaign=stop-helpline
• National Crime Agency/CEOP Thinkuknow provides support for parents and carers to keep their children safe online https://www.ceop.police.uk/safety-centre/
• Net-aware provides support for parents and carers from the NSPCC and O2, including a guide to social networks, apps and games https://www.nspcc.org.uk/keeping-children-safe/online-safety/?utm_source=NetAware&utm_medium=redirect&utm_campaign=hub
• Parentzone provides help for parents and carers on how to keep their children safe online https://parentzone.org.uk/ and the National Crime Agency provides support and guidance for parents from leading experts and organisations https://nationalcrimeagency.gov.uk/
• UK Safer Internet Centre provide tips, advice, guides and other resources to help keep children safe online https://saferinternet.org.uk/
If you have an online safety concern, please speak to a member of staff or email [email protected]
Managing your child’s screen time:
Google Family Link is a free service that is designed by Google to help parents keep track of what a child under the age of 13 is doing on an Android or iOS device, ranging from app installation to amount of time spent using any given app or time spent on the device overall.
If you are worried about online abuse or the way someone is communicating online, you can report it to: