School help and advice can be given by the Headteacher, the Strategic Leadership Team (SLT), all teaching/non-teaching staff. Please do not keep any issues/problems you may have to yourself, we can find the right person to help you.
If you have any concerns in school that you don’t feel you are able to share with your individual teachers or support staff, please use the ‘ask a question’ section on the pupil section of the website.
The links included below are to sites with useful further information for those looking to find out more about aspects of this area. Childnet International, who run the chatdanger website, is not responsible for the content of the links below.
Telephone Helplines for Children
- Childline, 0800 1111, a free 24 hour helpline for children in the UK, www.childline.org.uk
To report to police
- The Virtual Global Taskforce, www.virtualglobaltaskforce.com receives reports online just click the ‘Report Abuse’ option on the home page and follow the instructions.
- In the UK, to report suspicious behaviour online towards a child, you can report directly to the police at www.ceop.gov.uk
Other Childnet International Sites
- Childnet International www.childnet.com
- Kidsmart http://www.kidsmart.org.uk
- Digizen http://www.digizen.org
Other Internet Safety Sites
- Thinkuknow http://www.thinkuknow.co.uk
- SafeKids http://www.safekids.com
- Netsmartz http://www.netsmartz.org
- Cybersmartkids http://www.cybersmartkids.com.au
- WiseKids http://www.wisekids.org.uk
- Wired Kids http://www.wiredkids.org
- BBC http://www.bbc.co.uk/cbbc/show
- Protecting your privacy online http://comparitech.net/child-p
- Protecting your children online https://www.cloudwards.net
Sites on Bullying
- Beatbullying http://www.beatbullying.org
- Cybermentors http://www.cybermentors.org
- Bullying.org http://www.bullying.org
- Kidscape http://www.kidscape.org.uk
- Bullying Online http://www.bullying.co.uk
For advice on safe use of smart phones follow this link:
Stonewall Educational Resources
Stonewall’s Education For All campaign, launched in January 2005, helps tackle homophobia and homophobic bullying in schools and works with a wide coalition of groups. In addition Stonewall promotes new research on issues such as hate crime, lesbian health and homophobic bullying in schools.
Parklands actively promotes a positive and inclusive environment for everyone celebrating difference and diversity in everyday school life. As a school community we endeavor to promote the safety and wellbeing of all young people in our care. This includes lesbian, gay and bisexual pupils and those who experience homophobic bullying.
We’re here to listen 24 hours a day, 365 days a year:
Tel: 08457 90 90 90*
Look on our website: www.samaritans.org
Or you can drop into your local branch to meet with a Samaritans volunteer face to face.
To locate the nearest branch looking the phonebook or visit http://www.samaritans.org/talk_to_someone.aspx
*Telephone calls are charged at local rate
ANTI-BULLYING ALLIANCE (ABA)
The Anti-Bullying Alliance (ABA) was founded by NSPCC and NCB in 2002. ABA brings together over 50 national organisations from the voluntary and private sectors, LEAs, professional associations and the research community into one network to work together to reduce bullying and create safer environments in which children and young people can live, grow, play and learn.
ChildLine is a free, 24 hour helpline for children and young people in the UK. Children and young people can call our helpline on 0800 1111 about any problem, at any time – day or night. Children who are deaf or find using a regular phone difficult can try our textphone service on 0800 400 222. ChildLine’s counsellors are there to help you find ways to sort things out.
Childline is confidential – which means we won’t tell anyone about your call unless you want ChildLine to talk to somebody for you, or you are in danger.
Our lines can be busy but please keep trying and you will get through.
The NSPCC (National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children) is the UK’s leading charity specialising in child protection and the prevention of cruelty to children. Founded in 1889 by the Reverend Benjamin Waugh, the NSPCC is the only UK children’s charity with statutory powers that enable it to take action to safeguard children at risk of abuse.