The internet has changed all of our lives and our children are no exception. For parents and carers, this opens up a whole new world of things to be aware of.
Gaming, social networking, chatting, sharing, internet browsing and using mobile phones are all a part of our every day lives now but they all come with risks, such as:
One thought provoking statistic about the risks our children face online: 21% of 8 to 11 year olds have been deliberately targeted, threatened or humiliated by an individual or group through the use of mobile phones or the internet.
We urge you to take this issue seriously and take some time to find out how to keep children safe online.
To access the First Federation Trust policies relating to safeguarding, for example the E-safety policy and child protection & safeguarding policy, please click here.
Devon CAP (Devon Child Assault Prevention Project)
Here at Aveton Gifford C of E (VC) Primary School the safety and well-being of our children is of paramount importance to us. To this end we work very closely with Devon CAP (Devon Child Assault Prevention Project) on a yearly rolling basis.
Devon CAP is a school based programme that offers education, guidance and support by giving children positive messages on how they can protect themselves. Devon CAP work with each school as a whole - children, staff, parents and carers - leading workshops, during and after the school day, where children can learn to recognise unsafe situations and develop the confidence to act on them, so that they remain "Safe, strong and free".
If you would like to find out more about Devon CAP, please take a look at their website: www.devoncap.org.uk
Further help and useful information can be found on the ChildLine website: www.childline.org.uk