On Thursday, the 12th of January, we welcomed parents to John Chilton School for our third coffee morning and Workshop on Internet Safety/keeping Children Safe in Education.
The aim of this event was for parents to learn how to keep children safe in education, monitor children at home while they are using the internet, and ensure the website is secure for them to use.
Garsa Hakmal, our ICT teacher, gave parents ideas on how to keep their children safe and monitored using the internet by sharing different valuable ideas. Such As:
- Using parental controls and filters in search engines like Google, Yahoo and Bing to ensure children’s online content is appropriate for their age.
- Setting up a ‘Family Manager account’ for the ‘PlayStation console’. It allows parents to manage different accounts for different children by restricting communication with unknown players and setting spending limits.
Samira Assou, our school Designated Safeguarding Lead, explained to parents about Safeguarding which refers to how a school keeps children safe.
- Whose responsibility is safeguarding.
- Knowing what to do if a child tells they do not feel safe and who to contact if parents have any concern.
- Different forms of support in Ealing.
- Different ways the curriculum informs our children to make them independent and aware and gives them a voice.
It was an excellent contribution from both Garsa Hakmal and Samira Assou to collaborate closely with our parents, network and empower them by providing advice and support on the above topics.
It also allowed parents to share ideas and challenges over a cup of coffee. Parents valued the opportunity to join the event, gain information, be confident and feel supported.
Thank you to everyone who attended the event and helped make it a huge success.