The NSPCC’s Share Aware campaign can help adults teach KS2 age children how to stay safe online, particularly focusing on the risks of sharing inappropriate messages or images online. More information, resources and videos available at shareaware
PANTS is the NSPCC’s current safety campaign for younger children. It uses a fun and catchy song to introduce children to ‘the underwear rule’ – that the parts of the body covered by underwear are private. Guides to PANTS are available to download for children, parents and foster carers. The parents’ guide is available in several languages and there are also guides for people with autism and learning difficulties. Resources, the video and an online quiz are available at nspcc pants
PANTS lesson plans and resources - tinyurl.com/PANTSlessons
The NSPCC provides information, advice and training on child protection and safeguarding for school staff. More details are available here – for lesson plans click here
The NSPCC and O2 are currently in partnership working to help children stay safe online. This is part of O2s corporate responsibility programme.
In-store support from an O2 guru– you don’t have to be an O2 customer to access this technical advice and support.
Together we have set up a dedicated helpline for anyone who wants technical advice on how to keep children safe online (for example, how to set up privacy settings). The number is 0808 800 5002.
The NSPCC is delivering internet safety workshops to parents, carers and family members in primary schools.
More information about the partnership is available at NSPCC O2
Net Aware is a fantastic site which has been developed by the NSPCC and O2. It includes information about all the current popular apps, websites and online games that young people may use. There is a ‘search by icon’ function which allows you to search for an APP by its logo or icon if you don’t know the name of it. The site includes information about the age rating, potential safety risks and how to ensure children set privacy settings correctly when they use these apps and websites. Parents and carers may be particularly interested in using this site if they are curious about what their child is doing online – Net Aware with the NSPCC
The NSPCC has a dedicated helpline for adults. This can be used by parents, family members, carers or professionals who would like guidance on any aspect of caring for a child. It can also be used to report a concern about a child. The number is 0808 800 5000. More information available here
Childline – 0800 1111
Dedicated FGM helpline – 0800 028 3550
Abuse in football helpline - 0800 023 2642
Whistleblowing advice line - 0800 028 0285
Radicalisation helpline – 0800 800 5000
NSPCC Schools Service Gloucestershire and South Gloucestershire Area coordinator
Tel: 07710 147821
Parents are being warned that any young person could potentially be targeted by criminal gangs and made to sell drugs. Often befriended by older teenagers, isolated youngsters have been persuaded to take part in drug deals to pay off 'debts' or 'favours' they 'owe'. Many youngsters are manipulated into thinking the gang members are their friends. They can be lured with expensive 'gifts' such as beer and cigarettes, or fake designer gear. They then 'owe favours' which they return by running drugs. The most vulnerable children could be having difficult relationships at home or in school, and could be drawn into these gangs, where they see themselves as 'belonging' in a group. The NSPCC runs a 24 hour phone line, for help call 0808 800 5000