Children’s society deliver assemblies about E-safety
We are most grateful to Laura Marsden, of The Children’s Society, for giving up her time to work in partnership with us to deliver E-Safety assemblies around the issue of child exploitation to all our students in Years 7 through to 11.
Tom Braham, Assistant Headteacher, said: “We really appreciate the support of Laura and the Children’s Society and the resources they have shared with us. E-safety is paramount and we issue a monthly e-safety newsletter to our students and their families, and so it was fantastic for Laura to reinforce this message to our students and highlight the importance of being aware of their online safety at all times.
“It is absolutely crucial that young people know how dangerous their use of phones, social media and the internet can be – Laura has done a great job in delivering this message.”
Laura, who is a child sexual exploitation worker, added: “‘The Children’s Society is committed to tackling the issue of child exploitation. The hand-in-hand Yorkshire project works with young people who have been exploited or are vulnerable to exploitation. We want young people to be aware of the risks of exploitation both online and in person. During assemblies this week, I have been talking to students about online risks. It is vital we educate our young people to look out for signs of exploitation, so they can avoid potentially harmful situations. We encourage students to report anyone who they suspect may seek to exploit them online, by making a report to the government’s child exploitation and online protection command (CEOP) HERE.”
Parents and carers can find out more about the work The Children’s Society do on E-Safety HERE.