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Ensuring online safety for our children

E-Safety

The internet is becoming an integral part of children’s lives and we must ensure that we place a greater emphasis on teaching e-safety. At Mayfield School, being safe whilst on line is an important part of keeping children safe. The following section is aimed at helping families get the information and resources they need to keep their children safe whilst using the internet at home.

The internet is constantly developing and evolving to become more innovative and creative. Websites and web-based programmes can support children’s learning and development by empowering creativity, facilitating research projects, enabling interaction with peers and provide children with access to information from around the world. Increasing internet provision in and out of school highlights the importance of protecting our children to ensure they are safe online at school and at home.

For more information on Mayfield School’s stance on e-safety for both staff and children please see the relevant policies.

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Think U Know

Think U Know is aimed at children aged 8 upwards and covers texting and online activities. It has been designed by the police Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre (CEOP).

CEOP

 CEOP 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.

CBBC

Find out about staying safe online with your favourite CBBC characters and learn the tips and tricks you’ll need to beat the cyber-bullies and become a super-surfer.

Here are some links to websites you will find interesting and useful:

Autism West Midlands are the leading charity in the West Midlands for people affected by autism. They exist to enable all people with autism, and those who love and care for them to lead fulfilling and rewarding lives. Our passionate, expert staff and volunteers work across all age groups and abilities, providing direct support to people affected by autism.

Birmingham Adult Education Service offers lots of full and part time courses for adults in Birmingham.

Birmingham Carers offers information on applying for a carers grant and where further help and support for carers can be found.

Birmingham PHAB Camps is a small, totally voluntary, organisation whose aim is to encourage the integration of disabled and able-bodied children and young people. They arrange holidays for groups of twenty or so people, in various age groups, during July and August.

Caudwell Children provide family support services, equipment, treatment and therapies for disabled children and their families across the UK.

Cerebra is a unique charity set up to help improve the lives of children with brain related conditions through research, education and directly supporting the children and their carers.

Family Fund are the UK’s largest provider of grants to low-income families raising disabled and seriously ill children and young people.

Happy Days Children’s Charity provides day trips and short breaks to some of the UK’s most vulnerable children. They fund and organise respite breaks, residential trips, days out, visiting theatre performances & theatre trips throughout the UK and are a vital support to many young people in special needs schools, hospitals and hospices.

Makaton – On this website you will find lots of information about Makaton, including advice, resources and training.

Midland Mencap is a charity which works and campaigns for accessible and inclusive services and a better quality of life for everyone with experiences of Learning Disability.

PECS, a link to the PECS website where you can find further information and advice

React – Rapid Effective Assistance for Children with Potentially Terminal illness is a dynamic charity working to improve the quality of life for children with life-limiting illnesses living in financially disadvantaged households throughout the UK.

The Citizens Advice Bureau helps people resolve their legal, money and other problems by providing free, independent and confidential advice, and by influencing policymakers.

Local Offers – Birmingham City Councils range of Local Offers

Young Epilepsy is the national charity working exclusively on behalf of the 112,000 children and young people aged 25 and under with epilepsy and associated conditions.

Web Based Learning

A selection of websites we enjoy using with the children in school to support learning.

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