Thank you to all parents and carers who continue to record their son/daughter’s twice-weekly LFT results via TestRegister. Please can I remind you that, should your son/daughter return a positive LFT result, you must notify us as soon as possible at email@example.com. A positive result recorded on TestRegister can sometimes take a few hours to reach us, whereas an email is immediate, and helps enormously in identifying and notifying close contacts who need to self-isolate as soon as possible. Thank you for your ongoing support with this.
Are you unknowingly letting child sexual abusers into your home?
Young people are being contacted in their own homes on online platforms and apps and asked for sexual pictures and videos, while their parents and carers believe they are safe. More and more sexual abuse material is created by offenders who coerce and groom children into sexual activities, often in children’s own bedrooms and bathrooms. They then record this via webcams or livestreaming services. It’s known as ‘self-generated’ child sexual abuse imagery.
Since the start of the pandemic, the amount of ‘self-generated’ child abuse imagery has increased dramatically.
In 2020, the IWF confirmed 68,000 cases of such imagery, a rise of 77% on the year before. It accounts for nearly half (44%) the imagery taken action on last year. In 80% of these cases, the victims were 11 to 13 year-old girls.
This is happening now, and it can happen to anyone. But you can do something about it; you can help prevent it happening to your child. There is a TALK booklet which you can download below and you can visit https://talk.iwf.org.uk/ for further information.
Steph Whitcombe – Safeguarding Lead
ESCB Online Safety
“It’s five months since the nightmare Year Six school trip to Crater Lake, and something has gone very wrong in Lance’s home town of Straybridge. There’s been an explosion at the University, a mysterious test creature is missing and no one is allowed in or out of the town. On top of this Lance has lost touch with his friends since starting at his new school. And now his mum has been acting strangely since they started decorating the Christmas tree…
As he goes door to door trying to reunite his team, Lance realises how bad things have got. Now he, Katja, Max, Chets and Ade, plus new friend Karim, must think bigger and bolder if they are to save their families. But there’s something else out there too – something straight out of their nightmares…”
The perfect mix of horror, sci-fi, adventure and humour; a most anticipated sequel!
Jennifer Killick was in a virtual visit with our Year 7 in November 2020.