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September 16, 2021 in Events, Founders, General news, Our people

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Founders’ Day 2021

Undershaw Co-Founders, Larry Sullivan and David Forbes-Nixon are joined by Paralympian Rachel Morris MBE, fellow Governors, notable Alumni, parents, staff and students for prizegiving and inaugural Undershaw Founders’ Day celebrations.…
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August 12, 2021 in General news

Students’ delight on GCSE results day

The students and staff at Stepping Stones School celebrate a wonderful set of GCSE, Functional Skills and BTEC results. 83% of GCSE grades are grade 4 or above with almost…
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June 28, 2021 in Fundraising, Our people

152 mile cycle ride for Piers

Two teachers from Stepping Stones School in Hindhead will take on a 152-mile bike ride next week in memory of a pupil who died.   Matt Fuller and Matt Peel…
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Online and e-safety

At Undershaw we understand that the online world can be an exciting place, offers many opportunities, and has vast educational and social benefits for children and young people.

 

However, your child may need extra support to enjoy the internet safely at home and this is more relevant than ever with more teaching taking place online. We have sophisticated filters in place to continue to monitor and educate children in keeping themselves safe online. However, along with supervision and your own security filters, the following websites may be useful tools in helping to keep your child safe online at home.

  • Common Sense Media – a list of aged-based rating criteria for apps, games, films, music and more
  • Apps and Social Media Library (June 2018) – a comprehensive list of apps and social media websites with descriptions
  • Childnet Education for a connected world – describes the digital knowledge and skills that children and young people should have the opportunity to develop at different stages of their lives. Published by UK Council for Child Internet Safety (UKCCIS) February 2018
  • Internet safety Child Safety Online – a practical guide for parents and carers
  • A Parent’s Guide to Dealing with ‘Sexting’
  • E-Safety – BBC Webwise
  • Simplified social media terms and conditions (from the Children’s Commissioner)
  • SHOuT (Surrey Hear Our Thoughts) – advice for parents about Sexting
  • The NSPCC has published new advice for parents on how to talk to children about the risks of online pornography and sexually explicit material
  • UK Safer Internet Centre

Health and well-being

The COVID-19 pandemic has had a major effect on our lives. Many of us are facing challenges that can be stressful, overwhelming, and cause strong emotions in adults and children. Public health actions, such as social distancing and school closures, are necessary to reduce the spread of COVID-19, but they can make us feel isolated and lonely and can increase stress and anxiety.

If you are worried about the effects of the pandemic are having on your health and well-being, the following websites may be useful:

Childrens mental health – NSPCC

Visit NSPCC website

Mental health charity – Mind

Visit Mind website

Find help – for parents

Visit Young Minds website

Local mental health services – Healthy Surrey

Visit Healthy Surrey website

Where to get urgent help for mental health – NHS

Visit NHS website

Mental Health – Surrey and Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust

Visit SABP website

Department for Education March 2021 Update

Guidance for keeping children safe online:

We have updated our guidance for parents and carers to keep children safe online. The measures announced over recent weeks to tackle coronavirus (COVID-19), although essential, have disrupted people’s day-to-day lives.

As a result of these necessary measures, almost all of us are likely to be spending more time online, including children. This guidance contains resources for parents and carers to help keep their children safe online.

Websites for More Information

National Crime Agency CEOP Command (formerly the Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre) works with child protection partners across the UK and overseas to identify the main threats to children and coordinates activity against these threats to bring offenders to account. We protect children from harm online and offline, directly through NCA led operations and in partnership with local and international agencies.

Visit CEOP website

 

The NSPCC is the UK’s leading children’s charity and has been looking out for children for over 130 years.

Visit NSPCC website

 

Childline is an online and telephone support resource service. Childline is here to help anyone under 19 in the UK with any issue they’re going through.

You can talk about anything. Whether it’s something big or small, their trained counsellors are there to support you.

Visit the Childline website
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