Empowering Safe Choices: Resources for Your Wellbeing
At our school, we prioritise your safety and well-being. We believe in equipping you with the knowledge and resources to navigate challenging situations and make informed choices. While your safety education is woven into specific curriculum areas like Religious Education, PSHE, and RSE, we understand that additional support might be needed sometimes.
This page provides a list of trusted organisations that offer confidential and professional assistance for various needs you might encounter, including:
Navigate the Digital World with Confidence!
The internet is an amazing place to learn, explore, and connect, but it's important to navigate it safely and responsibly. At Newman Catholic Trust, we're here to guide you on your digital journey, ensuring you stay safe and sound online.
Remember these key principles:
Think before you click: Always question what you see online. If something seems suspicious, don't hesitate to ask a trusted adult for help.
Respect yourself and others: Treat everyone online with kindness and respect, just like you would in person. Remember, negativity never wins!
Protect your privacy: Keep your personal information safe online. Be careful about what you share on social media and other platforms.
Empower yourself with resources:
Thinkuknow: Get expert advice from the National Crime Agency on staying safe online. https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/
Internet Matters: Discover age-specific checklists, parental control guides, and helpful tips to navigate the digital world. https://www.internetmatters.org/
NSPCC Online Safety: Learn how to be a responsible online citizen and find resources to deal with difficult situations. https://www.nspcc.org.uk/keeping-children-safe/online-safety/
UK Safer Internet Centre: Report harmful content, access educational resources, and stay informed about online safety updates. https://saferinternet.org.uk/
Talk to someone you trust:
If you ever encounter anything online that makes you feel uncomfortable, talk to a trusted adult. It could be a teacher, parent, counsellor, or any other adult you feel safe confiding in. Remember, you're never alone!
Together, let's make the internet a safe and positive space for everyone. Go forth and explore with confidence, Newman Navigators!
There are lots of things you can do to keep yourself safe online.
Think before you post
Don’t upload or share anything you wouldn’t want your parents, carers, teachers or future employers seeing. Once you post something, you lose control of it, especially if someone else screenshots or shares it.
Don’t share personal details
Keep things like your address, phone number, full name, school and date of birth private, and check what people can see in your privacy settings. Remember that people can use small clues like a school logo in a photo to find out a lot about you.
Watch out for phishing and scams
Phishing is when someone tries to trick you into giving them information, like your password. Someone might also try to trick you by saying they can make you famous or that they’re from a talent agency. Never click links from emails or messages that ask you to log in or share your details, even if you think they might be genuine. If you’re asked to log into a website, go to the app or site directly instead.
Think about who you’re talking to
There are lots of ways that people try to trick you into trusting them online. Even if you like and trust someone you’ve met online, never share personal information with them like your address, full name, or where you go to school. Find out more about grooming.
Keep your device secure
Make sure that you’re keeping your information and device secure.
Never give out your password
You should never give out your password or login information. Make sure you pick strong, easy-to-remember passwords.