Safeguarding - including E-Safety
St James' Federation has two dedicated safeguarding teams to ensure that the children are kept as safe as possible. Should you have any concerns about the welfare, health or safety of a child please contact one of the team.
The safeguarding team at St James' Infant & Nursery School consists of the following staff:
Luisa Pancisi - Head of School (DSL)
Jennie Molloy - Assistant Head teacher (Deputy DSL)
The safeguarding team at St James' Junior School consists of the following staff:
Vicky Brown - Head of School (DSL)
Manny Sidhu- Deputy head teacher,
Ann McCall- Inclusion Officer (Deputy DSL)
You can view a copy of the school's Safeguarding Policy by clicking on the file at the bottom of the page.
E-safety is a priority at St James'. The internet is not going to go away so teaching the children about how to use it safely and properly is a key responsibility for us. It is therefore important that we work together as a school community to ensure that our children are kept safe. In the Kids Zone Tab of the website there is a section on e-safety with lots of activities and games for the children to dip into to learn about e-safety in a child-friendly way. Please spend some time 'playing and learning' together.
Advice for Parents!
It is important that you are aware of what young people are able to do and what they can access on the Internet. You are able to set parental controls to track what your children do and to limit what they can access. Our governing body and safeguarding team recently had safeguarding and child protection training from the NSPCC and we feel it is important to share up to date statistics of children's online activity.
91% of all 5 -15 year olds used the internet in 2012
74% of 5 – 7 year olds; 95% of 8 – 11 year olds and 100% of 12 – 15 year olds
Time spent on the internet
5 – 7 year olds = 6 hours; 8 – 11 year olds = 8.1 hours and 12 – 15 year olds = 17.1 hours
In 2012, 12-15 year olds spent as much time on the internet as watching television.
40% of all 5-15 year olds used a social networking site at least once a week in 2012.
3% of 5 - 7 year olds; 19% of 8 – 11 year olds and 75% of 12 – 15 year olds.
8 – 11 year olds have an average of 92 social networking friends.
12 – 15 year olds have an average of 286 friends.
Do you know who they are?
98% of 8 - 11 year olds, who have an active social networking site profile, use Facebook despite the minimum age at which you can have a profile being 13 years old.
So, if your child is under 13 and has a Facebook profile, it has been created using a fake ID.
This data was compiled by OFCOM (December 2012) and published in their report
"Children and parents: media use and attitudes report".
CEOP – The Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre, is part of UK policing and is dedicated to keeping children and young people safe online. You can click on the sign below to find out more about CEOP. There are links to activities for children, advice to parents and a direct link to report any concerns you have.
CYBERBULLYING - The government has published an advice leaflet for parents and carers on CYBERBULLYING, which you can download below.