Our response to COVID-19
This information is intended to provide clarity and transparency to parents/carers and learners about the school's response to the COVID crisis. It covers:
- What our response looks like in school;
- How our remote learning happens for children who have been asked to remain at home; and
- How the school is supporting learners who missed out on education during the National Lockdown.
Mind You is South Gloucestershire’s mental health and emotional wellbeing hub for children and young people. There are also sections for parents/carers. During Covid-19, they regularly update the home page with helpful information around services and tips to help with mental health and emotional wellbeing, for children struggling with social distancing and self-isolation.
Staying safe online:
For the vast majority of the time, learners will be only accessing and uploading work provided via Seesaw. However, during remote learning, children may also be accessing the Internet. It can be a great place for research and a good way to stay in touch with friends, but it is important to understand how to stay safe online.
There are lots of things families can do to keep themselves safe online:
Think before you post
Do not upload or share anything you would not want your parents, carers or teachers seeing. Once you post something, you lose control of it, especially if someone else screenshots or shares it.
Do not share personal details
Keep things like your address, phone number, full name, school and date of birth private, and check what people can see in your privacy settings. Remember that people can use small clues like a school logo in a photo to find out a lot about you.
Watch out for phishing and scams
Phishing is when someone tries to trick you into giving them information, like your password. Someone might also try to trick you by saying they can make you famous or that they are from a talent agency. Never click links from emails or messages that ask you to log in or share your details, even if you think they might be genuine. If you are asked to log into a website, go to the app or site directly instead.
Think about who you’re talking to
There are lots of ways that people try to trick you into trusting them online. Even if you like and trust someone you have met online, never share personal information with them like your address, full name, or where you go to school. Find out more about grooming.
Keep your device secure
Make sure that you are keeping your information and device secure.
Never give out your password
You should never give out your password or log-in information. Make sure you pick strong, easy to remember passwords.
Cover your webcam
Some viruses will let someone access your webcam without you knowing, so make sure you cover your webcam whenever you are not using it.
If you are worried about online sexual abuse or the way someone has been communicating with you or your child online, you can contact (click the link below) a Child Protection Advisor at The Child Exploitation and Online Protection Command (CEOP) .
More great advice to keep children safe whilst using the Internet can also be found at Think You Know