At Parkfield School we recognise that the internet and use of online devices are an important resource in the modern world and have great learning opportunities. However we take internet safety very seriously and aim to educate our young people and school community in using it responsibly.
The Key have created a Safeguarding hub that allows parents to access interactive guidance on setting up parental controls on your child's devices, as well as guidance on TikTok, YouTube and other apps. To access this hub for a Parkfield School student, please click here.
As the only helpline in the UK solely dedicated to supporting the children’s workforce, we offer free and independent advice on any number of online safety issues, including:
Privacy, online reputation, gaming, grooming, cyberbullying, sexting, inappropriate behaviour on social media and more.
The helpline is available: Monday to Friday 10.00am until 4.00pm. All email enquiries will be responded to during our normal working hours.
Guidance for parents about live streaming: Live Streaming Guide
Guidance for parents about cyberbullying
Guidance for parents about how to talk to your children about drugs and alcohol: Drugs and Alcohol Guide
Guidance for parents on how to choose a safe home tutor, instructor or coach: Home Tutor Safety Guide
Ringwood School are proud to be working with Dorset and BCP on operation encompass to support young people who have been victims of domestic abuse.
Child Sexual Exploitation
Home Office website: We PROTECT: fighting online child sexual exploitation
Parents Protect! is a website which aims to raise awareness about child sexual abuse: http://www.parentsprotect.co.uk/
PAN Dorset have produced a CSE Leaflet with more help to spot the signs of CSE.
PACE – Parents Against Child Sexual Exploitation – helps parents fight to keep their children safe: paceuk.org
You can also visit Stop-CSE.org.
Parent Info is a free service that shares articles, tips, expert advice and resources designed to help parents keep up with what their children are doing on-line. Parent Info is a collaboration between CEOP and Parent Zone.
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