Staying safe

Staying Safe

Safety Advice for Students and Parents:

  • Talk to a trusted adult if anyone says or does anything that worries or frightens you. A trusted adult might be a family member or please contact the school – someone will be there to support you.
  • Always tell a trusted adult where you are going and what time you will return.
  • Don’t lend your mobile phone to anyone unless it is an emergency
  • Don’t let anyone online trick you into doing something or sending pictures against your wishes.
    Don’t share any passwords/login information – keep them private and use complex passwords, too.
  • Never give personal information to any person you don’t know.

Safety and your mobile phone:

  • Speak to a parent/trusted adult about who you are connecting with and not to purchase anything online without gaining an adult’s permission first.
  • Age Ratings on Apps are there to keep you safe.
  • Only connect online with friends and family you know in the physical world and not to accept ‘friend play request’ from strangers.
  • Don’t put up with abusive texts, photos or video. Show them to an adult and report them.
  • You should always speak to a trusted adult if you see or hear anything online that makes you feel scared or uncomfortable and to never arrange to meet someone who they have met online.
  • When sharing images: you need consent to take and share images/videos of others. People also need your consent to take and share your image.
  • If an image shows the private parts of a person who is under 18; it IS an indecent image:  It is an offence if you: save it, share it, keep it, print it, forward it, show it.

Safety and Social Media

With social media you can send messages, share pictures, videos and chat with people all over the world. … but who are you connecting with?
Anyone can use the Internet. Not everyone is who they say they are and some people are not nice.

 Most social media platforms require users to be of a minimum age to use their services:

  • Snapchat 13 years old
  • Instagram 13 years old
  • TikTok 13 Years old
  • You Tube 13 years old
  • FaceBook 13 Years old
  • WhatsApp 16 years old

Additional Support:

 Supportive Websites:

Useful contacts:

NSPCC report abuse line: 0808 800 5000
Harrow’s Golden Number: 020 8901 2690
Harrow’s Out of Hours Emergency Team: 020 8424 0999
Emergency Services: 999
To report a non-emergency crime to the police call 101

Other Useful Contacts:

Harrow Children’s Services and Harrow Local Safeguarding Board
In an emergency you must always call 999


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Staying Safe Online Safety
Staying Safe Mobile Phone Safety
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