Extremism and Radicalisation
A new website that has been created by the Department for Education and the Home Office, giving parents, teachers and school leaders practical advice on protecting children from extremism and radicalisation, which you may find useful. The website says “the purpose of this website is to provide practical advice and support to help all individuals with an interest in keeping children safe from the dangers of extremism.”
The Department for Education has published new guidance on protecting children from cyberbullying for parents and carers. Advice includes set boundaries, talk to children about safety issues and print out evidence of online harassment. It can be accessed via:
This and other guidance on bullying and cyberbullying can also be accessed via:
Other useful links:
Female genital mutilation (sometimes referred to as female circumcision) refers to procedures that intentionally alter or cause injury to the female genital organs for non-medical reasons. The practice is illegal in the UK.
Please click on the links below for further information.
Self harm among young people continues to be a growing problem.
Below is a parent is a guide produced by a team from Oxford University’s Department of Psychiatry based on in-depth research with parents to help parents and carers who are trying to cope with this difficult situation, which you may want to share with parents. Members of staff may also find it useful.
For further information about the guide:
Videos from parents who took part in the research and other material on self harm can be found at this link:
Share Aware campaign launches:
The NSPCC has launched the Share Aware campaign which provides straightforward advice to parents on how to keep their 8-12-year-olds safe on social networks.
Resources include: a YouTube video; a parents' guide to social networks; tips for talking to children about online safety; and a Be ShareAware guide.
Please click the link:
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