Safeguarding and Internet Safety
Safeguarding at Hampton
At Hampton our priority is that children have got to be safe and also feel safe!
Keeping children safe is everyone's responsibility; a culture of vigilance and care is embedded in our day to day practice at Hampton and training at every level to ensure safeguarding policies and requirements are fully understood. We are committed to maintaining children's welfare and strive to provide an environment in which children feel safe, secure, valued and respected; confident to talk openly and sure of being listened to.
If you are worried or have any concerns, the Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) who has overall responsibility for child protection practice at Hampton is Ms Yvonne Nunn (Headteacher). In the absence of the Lead DSL, Mrs Norman and Mrs Stephens are to be informed of any concerns you may have as Deputy DSLs.
Keeping your child safe online
The internet is an amazing resource which enables children to connect, communicate and be creative in a number of different ways and on a range of devices. However, the internet is always changing, and being able to keep up to date with your children’s use of technology can be a challenge.
Issues that your child may encounter on the internet will vary depending on their age and online
activities. Some children make little distinction between life online and off. Their use of online games, apps and services is increasingly playing a significant role in the development of their identities, friendships, relationships, passions and aspirations. It is essential that we provide them with high-quality online safety education to ensure their protection, and they become responsible users of technology.
So for parents and carers who feel their children know far more about the internet, our eSafety page will help you to provide advice and protection in keeping your child safe online.
At Hampton Primary School we have an acceptable users policy which can be found on link below.
Some helpful tips to help promote eSafety within your home:
Talk to your child about what they are doing online. Be a part of their online life; where
possible involve the whole family, you can learn and have fun together using the internet.
Set boundaries in the online world just as we do in the real world. Monitor their activity,
consider what they might see, what they share, who they talk to and how much time they are
Encourage your child to go online and explore! There is a wealth of age appropriate sites
available online for your child. Encourage them to use sites which are fun and educational.
Keep up to date with your child’s development online. Children acquire skills quickly and
Use parental controls on devices that link to the internet, such as laptops, tvs, games consoles, mobile phones and tablets. Parental controls are not just about locking and blocking, they are a safety tool to help set appropriate boundaries.
Explore e-safety sites. There are a number of sites you can access which are constantly
updating information to aid keeping your child safe.
Social Networking sites. (eg Facebook, YouTube, Instagram). These sites have a minimum age
limit of 13 years old. Please be aware these social media forums do afford children protection
and need to monitored by parents and carers.