This week we are participating in the NSPCC’s Speak out. Stay safe. online programme, which consists of an online assembly and supporting classroom based activities. The week started with a whole school assembly looking at children’s rights.
Over the week, the children will be engaged in an age appropriate online assembly, allowing the Speak out. Stay safe. messages to be delivered in a fun and interactive way with the help of their mascot Buddy as well as special guest appearances from Ant and Dec.
If you would like to know more about the Speak out. Stay safe. programme you can find information on the NSPCC website shown below.
The NSPCC has also developed an adapted version of their assembly for parents/carers to use at home with their children. This can be found here:
With the help of celebrities, the film focuses on how a child can get support if they have any worries or concerns. To complement the assembly, there are some resources that can be used to enable further discussion whilst doing activities with your children. These are hosted on the NSPCC website www.nspcc.org.uk/activities.
childline under 12s website
Childline also have a website with age appropriate advice for primary school children on topics such as bullying. It also has games and other interactive tools. Your child can visit it at www.childline.org.uk/kids.
If you’d like to know more about the NSPCC’s work, or take a look at the wide range of information and advice which is available for parents and carers, please visit their website www.nspcc.org.uk/parents.
In future weeks we will also be talking PANTS with the children. Talk PANTS is a simple conversation to help keep your child safe from abuse. From P through to S, each letter of PANTS provides a simple but valuable rule that can help keep your child safe. You can find out more and download the free resources at www.nspcc.org.uk/pants.
Please continue these invaluable discussions with your children at home to give them the tools they need to Speak out. Stay safe.
Look out for the NSPCC Number Day on the 4th Feb which is a fundraising event whilst having fun with numbers.