The Designated Safeguarding Leads in School are Mrs Lindsey Mercer and Mr Simon Smith.
The Safeguarding Deputies in School are Miss Louisa Frost, Mrs Liane Batham and Miss Katie Parker .
Mrs Lindsey Mercer - Designated Teacher for Looked After Children
Miss Louisa Frost- Online Safety Lead
Mrs Liane Batham- SENCo
Mr Simon Smith- Lead for Whole School Mental Health, Child Sexual Exploitation, Child Criminal Exploitation, Prevent & Young Carers.
Please speak to either Mrs Mercer or Mr Smith if you have any safeguarding concerns or questions.
At Brightside Nursery Infant School we are committed to working together to safeguard all children. Please click here for the Keeping Children Safe in Education document
For more information, please click on this link for the Safeguarding Sheffield Children Website.
Online safety is an important part of keeping children safe at Brightside NI School. We have extensive security measures in place in school, which are monitored both internally and externally, to help safeguard pupils from potential dangers or unsuitable material. Any online safety incidents are recorded and managed. Online Safety is taught to all pupils through a a progressive PSHE and computing curriculum explaining and demonstrating how to stay safe and behave appropriately online.
We can only be successful in keeping children safe online if we work with parents to ensure the online message is consistent. It is important that parents speak to their children about how they can keep safe and behave appropriately online. We provide a parent/carer workshop every year to provide information and so parents/carers can take part in an online safety session with their child.
As part of our participation in the Speak Out Stay Safe programme, our colleagues from the NSPCC delivered an online workshop session for parents in 2019. Please follow the link below for further advice and guidance on how to keep our children safe online.
It’s essential to be realistic - banning the internet or technology will not work and it often makes a child less likely to report a problem. Education around safe use is essential.
Please note that no search engine is ever 100% safe but below provides some links to some “safer” search engines:
When children are accessing games via Xbox LIVE, privacy settings can be set up. To read more, click here.
Websites for more information
Please click on the icon to go to the relevant site
CEOP (The Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre) delivers a multi-agency service dedicated to tackling the abuse and exploitation of children in the real and ‘online’ world. Often it is referred to as an online 999. By clicking on the button, young people and parents can get advice on a range of issues such as viruses, hacking and dealing with bullying online.
Vodafone have produced a Digital Parenting Magazine which informs parents about the various technologies children are accessing today. There is information on Facebook settings, Xbox 360 settings, Blackberry settings, jargon busting and many more 'How to Guides'. They are well worth a read and some are attached below for you to download.
New e-Safety Portal for Parents and Schools – Internet Matters
Internet Matters is a new online portal designed for parents to access simple, easy and practical advice about online safety for their children, right through from pre-school to teens. It provides tips on protecting children from online grooming, cyberbullying, privacy and identity theft and inappropriate content. Internet Matters is a not-for profit organisation set up by BT, Sky, TalkTalk and Virgin Media.
ParentINFO is a collaboration between ParentZone and CEOP. There are useful guides and articles on helping your child stay safe online.