Birchgrove Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the health
and welfare of children and we expect all staff and volunteers to share this
Designated Child Protection Officer - Mrs Sarah Morgan, Headteacher.
Deputy Child Protection Officer - Miss Paula Broughton, Deputy Headteacher.
I.T and online safety for our children is very important in this day and age so we ensure that we cover the topic on an ongoing basis. We use a range of excellent sites to help teach the subject, click the images below to link to the main ones. We also use tutorials on Sherston Crystal, a site we have a subscription to, your child knows how to log in to it.
Teaching e-safety at school is only part of the story, though. Parents and carers should also be aware of issues and reinforce and add to our children’s knowledge and understanding.
Click below to view some excellent sites giving advice to parents and carers.
The NSPCC have produced excellent guides to e-safety concerns for parents. Click on links to view printable guides.
A parent and carer’s guide to age ratings of apps and games
Today the first of five new articles offering helpful ideas for parents has been released. The first issue covers age ratings of apps and games. This first article explores some of the challenges faced by parents and carers around appropriate ages for gaming and apps. It will help parents find out more about game ratings and where to get further help and support. Each article will provide background to the topic followed by a series of useful hints and tips. Parents and carers will find links to helpful sites and resources alongside a range of practical suggestions and ideas to help you discuss important topics with your child.
We would like to remind parents that age restrictions for sites such as Facebook and Twitter are currently age 13. Realistically however, we acknowledge that younger children do have access to these sites so would remind parents to ensure that adequate precautions are taken to keep your child safe.
Click on links for printable leaflets giving advice for staying safe using social media.