At Rucstall Primary School, we know how important it is to keep ourselves safe, whether we are talking about keeping safe online, thinking about strangers or when swimming. In life, we can be faced with many risks but by taking necessary precautions, we can ensure our own and other’s safety. Below, you will find a number of clips that reiterate what is regularly taught and discussed in school. Remember, if you have any questions you can speak to someone at home or an adult in school.
It is important that you are using the internet in a safe and responsible manner. Below are fact sheets about location history, screen time and a variety of different games that you may play at home or with friends. There are also sites that are kept up to date with useful information, along with explanations and helpful hints for you and your family to get the most out of the internet.
There is something that has happened to me online and it has upset me. What do I do?
There are lots of great things to do online but sometimes things can go wrong. You may have searched a web page and seen something that has upset or frightened you. You may have been playing a game that you didn't enjoy. You may have been chatting to someone and they have said something to hurt or worry you.
It you are upset or worried after being online you must try to talk to someone. Tell mum or dad. Tell a teacher or someone at school. Don't hide it to yourself, adults really can help. If you feel too embarrassed to say something to someone then maybe use the worry box outside The Nest.
I am worried or upset, who can I talk to?
If you are worried or need to talk to someone, you can talk to any of the teachers or teaching assistants in our school. They are all here to help. If you are finding it hard to say something, maybe you can write it down and put it in the worry box located just outside The Nest.
If you would like to talk to someone away from your friends you could ask to talk to an adult in The Nest. This is our safe place in school for children to talk. Mrs Lomax works in this room in afternoons. She has the special job to talk to children who are worried or upset about something outside of school. Perhaps you could find her at lunch time and ask to speak to her in the afternoon.
There is someone I know who keeps hurting and picking on me in school. Am I being bullied?
It is normal to fall out with friends and to have arguments. It could be a game went wrong. It could be you didn't agree on something you normally like to do with a friend. It could be your friend started playing with someone else and you didn't like it.
It is not a nice feeling if you have fallen out with a friend but this is not being bullied. If you need help to sort things out with a friend, talk to your teacher. It is important to be grown up, say sorry if you have too and see if you can put things behind you.
If someone is always calling you names, making fun of you, stealing things from you or hurting you, then you may be being bullied. It is important to remember is this happening a lot over a number of days and weeks? If this is happening, then it must stop. Be brave and talk to any grown up you know.
If you don't think you can talk to an adult you know, this safe place online may be able to help you. https://www.childline.org.uk/