Early Help for Families at DVIS
At DVIS we want to ensure we are doing our very best to support families holistically and at an early stage of intervention. Please see here for how we endeavour to do this work:
At Dulwich Village C of E Infants' School we take our duty of care for the children we serve very seriously. Their safety and well being is paramount in our work at the school and with the families we meet. You can see our Safeguarding Policy on our policy page here.
This booklet outlines our duty of care:
We are aware of the issues facing our children growing up in an on-line world. Throughout the year we hold sessions for parents with our IT technician from TurnITon, supporting them with parental controls for devices as well as tips for keeping children safe on line. This work is also echoed in class with the children.
As part of our learning at DVIS we talk to the children about being safe and this includes when they are using technology, especially the internet. All staff at DVIS have received E-Safety training.
The school has an Acceptable Users Policy that all adults at school are asked to sign, this includes staff, governors, volunteers and parents/carers. The children also sign a child-friendly version which helps to alert them to how technology and internet can be useful, safe and healthy.
The following are some suggestions to help your child to stay safe on the internet:
Your child’s personal safety online
It’s important your child realises that people online might not be who they say they are and could be dangerous. They should also be aware that any personal information they give out can be used in financial scams or for bullying.
To keep your child safe you should tell them not to:
- give out personal information to people they only know online - this includes name, home address, landline and mobile numbers, bank details, PIN numbers and passwords
- supply details for registration without asking for permission and help from you
- visit chat websites that aren’t fully moderated/supervised
- arrange to meet an online friend in person without your knowledge and permission (if you agree to let them, you should always go along with them)
- give any indication of their age or sex in a personal email address or screen name
- keep anything that worries or upsets them online secret from you
- respond to unwanted emails or other messages
You can monitor your child’s internet use by checking the history folder on your browser as it contains a list of previously visited sites.