Safeguarding during partial closure
During the school closure, children are likely to be spending even more time than usual online – either to do work set by the school or to socialise. The Government have published some material intended to support parents and carers during this time to keep their children safe whilst online. This can be accessed via the above image or by clicking here.
Nintendo Data Breach – 29th April 2020
Nintendo have confirmed a data breach (see HERE ) which means that over 160,000 accounts have had their details stolen, some of these accounts have already been used to make illegal purchases.
What to do;
1. Log in to your Switch account and change the password, remember to use a good, strong password.
2. Enable 2-factor authentication. This means if somebody tries to user your login details, you will get a code sent to your phone, so you know that somebody is trying to log in.
3. Go to the HaveIBeenPawned website (HERE) and put in your username/email address to see if any accounts have been hacked.
Support from the NSPCC
Guidance and support for parents and carers has also been published by the NSPCC which can be found here.
The London Borough of Sutton have published support for anyone who has concerns regarding domestic abuse, which can be found here.
Support from the DFE
The Department for Education has suggested that parents and carers might find the following resources useful to help them keep their children safe online:
Internet matters – for support for parents and carers to keep their children safe online
London Grid for Learning – for support for parents and carers to keep their children safe online
Net-aware – for support for parents and careers from the NSPCC
Parent info – for support for parents and carers to keep their children safe online
Thinkuknow – for advice from the National Crime Agency to stay safe online
UK Safer Internet Centre – advice for parents and carers
If you are worried about your child’s safety or well being, please contact the school by phone – 020 8688 1390 – or by email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Don’t forget there are also other people you can contact if you need to talk:
Childline – 0800 1111
Samaritans – 116 123
Hopeline – 0800 068 4141
School nurse duty line – 020 8770 5409
NSPCC – 0808 800 5000 and www.nspcc.org.uk
CAMHS – 0203 513 3800
Off The Record: www.talkofftherecordonline.org
Young Minds: www.youngminds.org.uk