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Brockhurst and Marlston House School
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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 October 2016)

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

Childline website


eSafety Officer Latest News

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

Digital Christmas 8th December 2017


Advice for parents including bullying and abuse


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/


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.


Internet Matters

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



A guide to the social networks your children are using


O2 and NSPCC

Keeping children safe on-line


Share Aware

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



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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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