The Home Office has launched a new advertising campaign aimed at reducing knife crime. The campaign challenges the perception that carrying a knife is normal and makes young people safer.
|By using real-life stories of young people who made the decision not to carry knives, the #Knifefree Campaign aims to highlight the consequences of carrying a knife and to inspire young people to pursue positive alternatives. The adverts point young people to a dedicated website (www.knifefree.co.uk) which provides advice, signposts support services and highlights activities to empower young people to change their behaviour.|
Stop. Speak and Support
What issues could be affecting your children?
Get to grips with what they may come across on the internet and how to get help if you need it.
Find out what to do if you’re worried about anything you or your child has seen online.
Please follow the link below for excellent age appropriate support and guidance regarding a variety of high profile issues connected to the ‘Stop, Speak and Support’ campaign.
Internet safety checklist for teens
stay safe on the move
talk about online reputation
show you trust them
don't give in
Put a lid on it.
Advice for pupils and families for safer cycling to and from school.
We are delighted to see so many pupils taking the opportunity of cycling to and from school and all the benefits a healthy commute brings, however, we would like to bring the following information to families’ attention;
Safer Internet Day (SID) 2018
Safer Internet Day (SID) is organised by the joint Insafe/INHOPE network, with the support of the European Commission*, each February to promote the safe and positive use of digital technology, especially among children and young people. Celebrated on the second day of the second week of the second month, each year on Safer Internet Day millions of people unite to inspire positive change and raise awareness of online safety issues and participate in events and activities right across the globe.
Safer Internet Day aims to not only create a safer internet but also a better internet, where everyone is empowered to use technology responsibly, respectfully, critically and creatively. Safer Internet Day aims to reach out to children and young people, parents and carers, teachers, educators and social workers, as well as industry, decision makers and politicians, to encourage everyone to play their part in creating a better internet. By celebrating the positive power of the internet, the 2018 Safer Internet Day theme of “Create, Connect and Share Respect: a better internet starts with you” encourages everyone to join the global movement, to participate, to make the most of the internet’s potential to bring people together.
Digital Awareness Presentation Download
Digital Awareness @ SJHS
Click here to download the document presented
Information for parents and carers
Young people and social networking
Click here for more information on social
Please take a moment to look at the site shown below, www.thinkuknow.co.uk/parents/. You can access advice and support on how to keep children safe from sexual abuse, both online and off. Articles provide guidance on topics as diverse as: challenging harmful sexual attitudes and promoting positive behaviours; helping a child with autism negotiate life online; supporting a child who has been sexually abused; and dealing with a range of online issues such as sending nude selfies and viewing pornography. Users will find films, downloadable guides and useful links to support organisations.
Families can also use the website to access the CEOP Safety Centre where they can report abuse and exploitation direct to CEOP. www.ceop.police.uk/safety-centre
Vodaphone have also created a good parents guide, the link is on the right.
You can also download this Digital Parenting Magazine or a huge list of helpful site by the UK Internet Centre (below), which is full of information, tips and help if you have children or young people online.
Cybercrime: Preventing young people from getting involve
The National Crime Agency (NCA) has launched a public awareness campaign to highlight the increasing number of young people engaging in cybercrime.
The #CyberChoices campaign targets parents of 12-15 year olds who may be involved in hacking or other kinds of online crime without their parents' knowledge. The campaign, also aimed at professionals who work with children and young people, highlights the range of criminal activities that children may be involved in, how to spot signs of potential problems, what the consequences could be and importantly, signposts better ways for young people to use their technical skills.
For further information about cybercrime, and to watch the short film produced for the campaign click here. For advice from the NCA on how to help young people avoid the risks of getting involved in cybercrime, and how to work with parents and carers on this issue visit the NCA website.
Keeping Young Performers Safe Cadw Perfformwyr Ifanc Yn Ddiogel
Please see link below for new regulations on young performers. These documents provide detailed information for when young people need licences to take part in public performances and/or in paid sporting or modelling activities.