Students at King Edward VII listened attentively to Leicestershire police in a ‘Staying Safe’ assembly during the last week of term. 'Read More' for important information...
Staff at King Edward VII jointly with Leicestershire constabulary wanted to reiterate the important message that students must make informed choices about what they post and who they talk to on-line.
A recent survey from the National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NSPCC) revealed that one in four young people in the UK has seen something upsetting on a social networking site. Of these children, 58 per cent were upset by someone they only knew online. Only 22 per cent of the children who had a negative online experience spoke to someone about their problem.
It is becoming increasingly challenging for students to decipher what is ‘fact from fiction’ when engaging with on-line media. Students can find themselves becoming immersed in conversations that lead to distress and anxiety and it’s important that parents are aware of who their child is communicating with.
To help you monitor and support your child, particularly on matters of on-line safety we encourage parents to access the following links.
Students have received a ‘staying safe leaflet’ with key advice, websites and phone numbers they can access in confidence over the summer should they need to. We urge that parents familiarise themselves with this information too.
From all the staff at King Edward VII we wish you a ‘brilliant’ and safe summer holiday.