"We are delighted to be working in partnership with Ince CE Primary School. They are one of our advocate schools within the Wigan area and we have always been so impressed at the focus they place on safeguarding within their school. An example of this is the tootoot champions programme that they created within the school and, as a result of its success, will be introduced to all tootoot schools both nationally and internationally." Michael Brenna, CEO and co-founder of tootoot.
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If you are a parent or carer, we hope you will find the many web links below useful.
The internet plays a huge part of children's lives. Whilst it opens many opportunities, it is also essential to protect your child from harm, and ensure they continue to be safe. Online safety is an increasingly important part of children learning to keep themselves safe. Your child needs to understand the potential risks by learning how to use computers, laptops, tablets and most importantly the internet in a safe manner. Whilst our curriculum offers opportunity to raise and tackle potential dangers, below is a series of links to websites which you can use with your child to promote their continued safety.
Another week , another app raising a safeguarding concern. SnapChat, an app used regularly by many children an young people, launched a new feature. SnapMaps allows users to see the location of their contacts. This feature allows others to accurately pinpoint where you are. For further information, please click on the link below :
Childline - Telephone 08001111
A private and confidential service for children and young people. All ChildLine counsellors are trained staff and volunteers who all have experiences of listening and talking to children who are worried or have concerns.
CEOP - The Child Exploitation and Online Protection (CEOP) work with child protection partners across the UK and overseas to identify the main threats to children. CEOP is a command of the National Crime Agency.
Thinkuknow - Useful resources and activities to promote keeping safe for children and their families, brought from the National Crime Agency CEOP command.
Knowitall - award winning resources for teachers and parents supplied by Childnet International, who work in partnership with others around the world to make the internet a great and safe place for children. Lots of activities to help equip children to deal with real risks.
Staysafe - test your internet safety knowledge with Hacker, listen to some stay safe songs and get tips from the Horrible Histories gang.
NSPCC - National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children. The UK's leading children's charity, specialising in child protection and is dedicated to the fight for every childhood. This is the only UK children's charity with statutory powers which means they can take action to safeguard children at risk of abuse.
Wigan Safeguarding Children's Board - Oversees all organisations in Wigan and Leigh that work with children and have a responsibility for safeguarding them. They have a legal duty to supervise the work of the child protection system, helping agencies to effectively work together, tackling any problems meeting priorities, and maintaining the principles and values.
Get safe online - The UK's leading source of unbiased, factual and easy to understand information about online safety. Advice on how to protect yourself, computers and mobile devices.
Bullying - Support and confidential advice on dealing with bullying is available from Family Support Workers
Netaware - Here you can view the most popular sites, apps and games used by children that have so far been reviewed.