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Keeping Safe

Last Updated: September 11, 2018

If you have a concern about the welfare of a child you will need to contact Family Connect on 01952 385385 to speak to a Family Connect Safeguarding Advisor.

Family Connect Advisors are available between 9am – 5pm Monday to Friday (excluding bank holidays).

If you need to report concerns about the welfare of a child outside of office hours please contact the Emergency Duty Team on 01952 676500.

If you believe a criminal offence has been committed you can contact West Mercia Police on 0300 333 3000 or 101.

In an emergency always dial 999.

Mr Smith has been doing some amazing work with some of our children on internet safety. Take a listen to some of their eSafety recordings, where Mr Smith and the children talk about games websites and cyber bullying.

Please take a look at This Morning’s Be Kind Campaign video.

Please take a look at this Snapchat Parents Guide and help to keep children safe online snapchat_parents_guide

The Police have asked that we circulate to all schools, a dangerous new game that has hit social media.

The following has originated from a Police Safer Schools Officer in Leeds.

The Blue Whale game is a dangerous game that is popular at the moment in Russia and spreading across Eastern Europe. The game is played online and spreads through social media.

Players are appointed a “master/teacher” and these “masters/teachers” challenge the players in stages, to tattoo a Blue Whale somewhere on the body,  usually the arm or the leg. As the game goes on the players are encouraged to self-harm and the final challenge is to commit suicide.

All these actions have to be filmed and shared via social media to the so called “master/teacher”. The game is being played by children of all ages, some as young as primary age, but predominantly by teenagers. Apparently this game has been mentioned on the Romanian News due to the seriousness of the consequences. This obviously sets a worrying trend and the game has already been mentioned at a school in Leeds.

eSafety with reception class

  • december, 2018

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