Safeguarding

If something or someone has made you feel uncomfortable online, click the blue button to report it.

We take the safety of our children and staff very seriously at Rocks Park. Online safety is no exception.

Any safeguarding concerns should be addressed to Headteacher Andy Best - head@rockspark.e-sussex.sch.uk or to Chair of Governors, Paul Ireland - chair@rockspark.e-sussex.sch.uk

You can find our Online Safety policy, Keeping Children safe in education policy and online safety rules below.

Please look at the Online Safety page for help and advice.

Safety Squad
This is the Rocks Park Safety Squad and their role in the school is to help promote the message of safeguarding to all the children. So far this school year they have promoted worry boxes.

Worry Boxes
Each class has a worry box to help our children share any worries or thoughts they might have but find it tricky to talk about. These are checked daily and acted on appropriately by the class teacher /teaching assistant.

Trusted Adult
The school has done a lot of work on what the term “trusted adult” means. We have had assemblies and our Safety Squad ran a poster competition to promote the need for children to feel comfortable talking to a “trusted adult”, whoever that might be at school or at home.

Safeguarding Policy November 2022.pdf
Rocks Park School Online Safety rules.pdf
Acceptable Use Policy 2022.pdf
Keeping Children Safe in Education Gov UK doc September 2021.pdf
Online Safety Policy August 22.pdf

Safer Internet Day 7th February 2023

On Safer Internet Day the UK Safer Internet Centre is inviting everyone to play their part in making the internet a better place.

Celebrated globally and coordinated in the UK by the UK Safer Internet Centre, Safer Internet Day is a great opportunity to talk to your family and friends about the safe, responsible and positive use of technology, and to pledge how you will help to create a kinder and better online community.

https://saferinternet.org.uk/safer-internet-day/safer-internet-day-2022


How to report.

Being online and using the internet is just like being in the real world - but sometimes things happen which can make you upset. People may say nasty things to you which upset you, or you may see something that you don’t like. If this happens, you must remember that it’s not your fault.

• ALWAYS tell a trusted adult straight away if you are upset or worried about something that has happened online.

• Remember to SAVE ANY MESSAGES that have upset you so you can show them to who you tell - they will be able to help, and they will be able to give you good advice about what else you can do. Never worry about getting in trouble - you aren’t the one who has done anything wrong.

• CEOP help children stay safe online. Has someone acted inappropriately towards you online, or to a child or young person you know? It may be suggestive chat, being asked to do something that makes you feel uncomfortable or someone being insistent on meeting up.

You can report it to us http://ceop.police.uk/safety-centre/ or just click the blue button at the top of the page.

If you allow your children to use your iPhone or they already have their own one, you can customise the settings, so that your children don’t see adult content. There are multiple ways to set up a child protection. One of them is Google SafeSearch, which filters the search results of the search engine. All other options for child protection are linked at the bottom of this article.

https://iphone-tricks.com/tutorial/6777-activate-google-safesearch-for-child-protection

Even at Primary School, online sexual harassment is becoming an increasingly common occurrence. In response to this, the Children’s Commission have released a really useful guide for parents to support them with conversations that can be had at home around this subject. Please do not think this won’t happen to your children because they are too young to go through this yet. In society today young children are dealing with issues far earlier than ever before. Here is the website link:

https://www.childrenscommissioner.gov.uk/report/talking-to-your-child-about-online-sexual-harassment-a-guide-for-parents/