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Twin schools combining the best features of single-sex and co-education for children aged two and a half to thirteen

Helpful Advice for Parents

Current Practice

‘Safeguarding, what is it all about?’  A leaflet for pupils to read with their parents.

Talking to children about abuse: an NSPCC publication 

Parents may find the following book useful:

Some Secrets Should Never be Kept: Protect children from unsafe touch by teaching them to always speak up by Jayneen Sanders

We have several copies at school that parents are very welcome to borrow.  Please contact s.raeburn-ward@brockmarl.org if you are interested.

BMR Guide for Parents (revised Autumn 2018)

A guide to Brockhurst and Marlston House written by parents and staff.

Childline website

https://www.childline.org.uk/kids

 

eSafety Officer Latest News

Latest news and round up from Mark Templeman our eSafety Officer.

Digital Christmas 8th December 2017

Spring Term 201

Summer Term 2018

Autumn Term 2018

 

It is essential that parents and the school work together to ensure that all pupils are aware of the serious consequences of getting involved in anything that might be seen to be cyber-bullying. Brockhurst & Marlston House Schools’ informs parents of the cyber-bullying policy and the procedures in place to deal with cyber-bullying.
  • Parents can help by making sure their child understands the school’s policy and recognises how seriously Brockhurst & Marlston House Schools’ takes incidents of cyber-bullying
  • Parents should also explain to their sons or daughters the legal issues relating to cyber-bullying
  • If parents believe their child is the victim of cyber-bullying, they should save the offending material (even, if necessary, by saving an offensive text on their or their child’s mobile phone) and make sure they have all relevant information before deleting anything
  • Parents should contact the Headmaster/Headmistress as soon as possible. A meeting can then be arranged with the Headmaster/Headmistress, which may involve other relevant members of staff.
  • If the incident falls in the holidays Brockhurst & Marlston House Schools’ reserves the right to take action against bullying perpetrated outside the school which affects past, present or future pupils or any other member of the school community.
  • App Awareness - TikTok

If you feel that you want to help or to talk to someone about this but don't know where to start then why not write a worry?

NSPCC

Advice for parents including bullying and abuse

http://parentinfo.org/

talking about abuse

Helpful advice and tools you can use to help keep your children safe whenever and wherever they go online.

Find it here: https://www.nspcc.org.uk/preventing-abuse/keeping-children-safe/online-safety/

Thinkuknow

Parents Section:

The parents section of the Thinkuknow website provides information to support parents and carers to understand and respond to the risks their children may face as they grow.

It covers a broad range of online safety issues from nude selfies to what to do if you think your child is being groomed online.

Find it at: www.thinkuknow.co.uk/parents.

Public awareness campaign:  

Through social media, articles, blogs, films and more, we want to get parents and carers thinking and talking about the importance of discussing sex, relationships and the internet with their children.

Find it here: ‘The world changes. Children don’t’

This short film that tells the age-old story of Romeo and Juliet… with a modern twist. It shows how the lives of these young lovers might play out online today, including the Lark ‘tweeting’ and Romeo ‘friending’ Juliet

Behind this contemporary remake is the message that, although technology and social media can seem overwhelming and forever evolving, children and young people don’t change. We try to remind parents that (just as when they were young), their children are still exploring and creating their identities, keeping up with their friends and dealing with adolescent pressures. Although much of this now happens online, we remind them that the kind of parental support and advice which keeps their children safe 'in real life' will keep them safer online too. And our Thinkuknow resources can be a useful place to start in thinking about how they might frame these discussions.

Parent Info: (from CEOPS and Parent Zone)

Expert information to help children and young people stay safe online.  Articiles on a range of parenting topics, written by experts.

http://parentinfo.org/

Internet Matters

Provides parents withal they need to have great conversations with their children about keeping themselves safe on-line.

https://www.internetmatters.org/ 

NetAware

A guide to the social networks your children are using

https://www.net-aware.org.uk/

O2 and NSPCC

Keeping children safe on-line

http://www.o2.co.uk/help/nspcc

Share Aware

Help your child stay safe on social networks, apps and games. 

https://www.nspcc.org.uk/preventing-abuse/keeping-children-safe/share-aware/

 

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Hermitage, Newbury
Berkshire RG18 9UL

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Tel: 01635 200293

Email: (Mrs Emma Ellis-Davies)

Webmaster: (Nick Park)

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