SAFEGUARDING ALERT – CHAT AVENUE
A Walsall primary has shared a concern regarding the above site where it appears that indecent pictures were sent to children, please be vigilant.
CONCERNS AROUND A “YOU TUBER”
Parents and Carers are advised of the following safeguarding concern raised by a local Primary School.
A Youtuber called Chad Wild Clay posts Youtube videos that look and sound very child friendly but when you watch them they are actually about weapons – knives, knuckle gloves that can have blades attached, concealed knives in everyday objects. The most concerning thing is that these videos are targeting younger children and there is no age restriction attached. The most concerning thing is that if parents glanced at the youtube video they would think it is suitable for their children to watch as it is just like the videos where children are opening surprise toys.
THE PREVENT STRATEGY
Prevent is a government strategy designed to stop people becoming terrorists or supporting terrorist or extremist causes. An information leaflet explaining what this entails is on the leaflet below. If you have any questions or concerns about the Prevent strategy and what it means for your child, please do not hesitate to contact the school. Our Single Point of Contact (Prevent Lead) is Mr Simon Hubbard with Bev Bailey, Family Welfare Officer as Deputy SPOC.
LAUNCH OF EDUCATE AGAINST HATE
The Government has launched the above website http://educateagainsthate.com – which is designed to equip parents as well as schools with the information, tools and resources needed to recognise and address extremism and radicalisation in young people.
CHILDREN AND SEXTING
Sharing information online is now part of everyday life. Digital devices can capture, store and share personal information in an instant. We are all at risk of oversharing personal and private information but none more so than children. Children are at risk of sharing too much personal information with strangers and with other children. Most children use the internet to explore social and personal relationships safely, but it is all too easy to be put at risk. Keeping children safe on line is of paramount importance; further details on becoming a ‘Gooseberry Guru’ can be found on our safeguarding page.
Sexual exploitation is a crime that parents and carers should be aware of. Support can be found by clicking here.
COPING WITH SELF HARM
Below is a useful document that parents and carers may find useful in coping with self harm.