Safeguarding

 

Saint Paul’s Catholic High School is committed to providing a safe and secure environment for children, staff and visitors and promoting a climate where children and adults will feel confident about sharing any concerns which they may have about their own safety or the well-being of others.

Read more by downloading the document via the link below.

 

WhatsApp

WhatsApp has raised the minimum age limit of its users to 16 across Europe.

WhatsApp, which is owned by Facebook, will ask European users to confirm they are at least 16 when they are prompted to accept new terms of service and an updated privacy policy.

The Momo Challenge

You may have heard on the news about the online Momo Challenge.

The Momo Challenge is a virus spread though messaging platforms such as Whatsapp, Snapchat, Instagram or Facebook Messenger where someone will receive or be sent a number purporting to be from Momo. If they respond to this, they will be set challenges which must be photo evidenced. The challenges become increasingly dangerous and can encourage self-harm or harming others and Momo will use blackmail and intimidation such as threats to family or exposing the photos, to keep individuals participating in the challenge.

Please be vigilant with your child using social media at home.

If you have any concerns, please contact the school and speak to Diane Keary or Stella McGovern.

Please click the link below for full details:

MOMO-Online-Safety-Guide-for-Parents-FEB-2019

Music-ly/ticktock/and game sites – links sent by stranger

We have received reports that those using Music-ly/ticktock/and game sites are being sent links by strangers which.lead them to sites about child suicide.

Parents/carers can get guidance from the O2 helpline about security settings, they will be able to help parents/carers prevent the links/pop ups being sent. The help line is a free service for any parents/carers (not just O2 customers) and they will give expert advice on keeping children safe online and provide step by step guides to setting up the technology to support this.

If you have any concerns, please contact the school and speak to Diane Keary or Stella McGovern.

Here is the link to the O2 /NSPCC page:

https://www.nspcc.org.uk/what-we-do/about-us/partners/nspcc-o2-online-safety-partnership/

The helpline number is 0808 800 5002

Here is a link to the page which gives advice on reporting a concern about a child:

https://www.nspcc.org.uk/what-we-do/about-us/contact-us?gclsrc=aw.ds&&gclid=CjwKCAiA45njBRBwEiwASnZT57ESIwl_dH5zmkMVaedE2C7ovjGB4bediKlbd48J5cngdc4MlCv-1hoC-aQQAvD_BwE&gclsrc=aw.ds

Parents can report concerns about a child or this sort of behaviour on help@nspcc.org.uk or by calling : 0808 800 5000

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

To download the document click Safeguarding team poster Sep 2019

Safeguarding and Child Protection Document

Child Protection Safeguarding Policy 2018