Day of Action for Climate Change Parents and pupils may be aware that Friday 20th September will mark another day of global action and protest, to raise awareness and understanding of the many complex issues surrounding global Climate Change. Kernow Learning Trust recognises the vital importance of educating our pupils about the developing climate emergency, and have committed as a Trust to ensuring that all of our schools work to ensure that our pupils know that they are Global Citizens with a responsibility for our global environment. Every school in the Trust has a ‘Global Learning’ Leader and all schools are currently engaging in training to deliver ‘Global Learning’ to their staff. We cannot encourage pupils to be absent from school on this Friday, due to our duty of care for our pupils, but we have decided to enable pupils to show their solidarity with the Climate Change movement through a series of initiatives in our schools in the forthcoming weeks and months ahead. Our schools will teach more about the challenges that we face through issues such as plastic pollution, recycling and saving energy. We are very proud to have Eden as a member of our Trust and so consideration of the challenges that will face our children’s generation, and how they can influence future developments through their actions is never far from our Trust discussions.

E-Safety

Keeping our children safe online 

 

Many children now use social media from a very early age to communicate. There are lots of fun and exciting games being developed all the time which involve children talking to others online.
Here are a few safety tips…. 

  • Adults should know what children are doing online. 
  • When chatting we should be polite and respectful as we would if we were talking directly to someone. 
  • Facebook and Instragram (and some other sites) have a minimum age of 13 years. 

Parents can check the content of all apps, games etc at:    commonsensemedia.org
and read reviews from other parents. 

Make sure children know what to do if they are upset by something they hear or see online, 
TELL AN ADULT.

 

At St Columb Major Academy children's safety is at the centre of everything we do. This includes helping children to stay safe when using the ever changing electronic devices they come across.

Below are some more links to some excellent websites dealing with e-safety:

 

http://www.thinkuknow.co.uk

http://www.kidsmart.org.uk

http://www.bbc.co.uk/cbbc/topics/stay-safe

http://www.childnet.com

http://www.internetmatters.org

 

Parents guide on Snapchat especially the new 'Snap Maps' - uses a device's location information to locate a user on a virtual map.
 
From 'Thinkuknow' Parents & Carers guide to Snapchat or open the pdf below.
Another good website from NSPCC is  Net Aware - click the link below to go the website
 
 
 
Its a website guide that covers sites, apps and games that children use.
Advice from the DfE on protecting young people from extremism and radicalisation.
 
 
 
'The site brings together the best advice, support and resources available for parents, teachers and school leaders who want to learn how to protect young people from extremism and radicalisation, and is the result of successful collaboration between the Department for Education, the Home Office, the NSPCC, Internet Matters, Childnet, ParentZone, UK Internet Safety Centre, and the many other organisations who have contributed resources.