Making sure that all our children know how to stay safe is very important to us. The first week of every term always has a ‘Being Safe’ focus when we have a particular emphasis on different aspects of staying safe in school and at home. Remember some of these key messages to help you stay safe.
- Don’t give out any personal information which someone could use to identify you
- Don’t agree to meet someone you have met on the Internet without checking with your parents/carers first
- Think before you click – make sure you know who has sent an email before you open an attachment
- Make sure that any emails or text messages you send will not hurt or upset another person
Bullying can happen anywhere and can make people feel angry and upset. The most important thing is the way that bullying is dealt with to make sure that people feel supported. If you are being bullied, tell a friend, tell a teacher and tell your parents/ carers. It won't stop unless you do. It can be hard to do this so if you don't feel you can do it in person it might be easier to write a note explaining how you feel, or perhaps confide in someone outside the immediate family, like a grandparent, aunt, uncle or cousin and ask them to help you tell your parents what's going on. Remember that you can also put a note in the Bird Box Post if you would like to speak to Mrs Harger. It is important that we all act in a way which makes others feel comfortable and that we don’t do anything to tease or upset anyone. Just as important is to not stand by if you know someone is being bullied. We all need to be brave enough to stand up to bullies and make it clear that their behaviour is unacceptable.
- Wear a hat when you go out in the sun
- Make sure that you regularly apply sun cream
- Stay in the shade and out of direct sunlight
- Drink plenty of water