Sheringham Woodfields is a purpose built complex-needs school on the outskirts Sheringham. We share a campus with Sheringham Academy and Sheringham Primary School, allowing us to work together and facilitate inclusion.
Our pupils come from a wide geographical area of Norfolk, most are provided with local authority transport. We have ninety places in total and our age range is from nursery age to sixth form.Â Our pupils have a diverse range of special educational needs and work at different levels of intellectual ability.Â All pupils have a Statement of Special Educational Needs.
Keeping your Child Safe online
In this age of modern technology, keeping your child safe online can be a mine field.Â Luckily there is an increasing amount of support, resources and information available out there to help you.Â You may want to know a bit more about some of the websites your child is interested in or may want some practical help to ensure you have the correct parental controls on your childâ€™s tablet, phone or computer.Â Whatever kind of help you are looking for there is something out there.
The list below is something we have compiled after a course we attended which was led by the NSPCC who are currently working on a big initiative about this â€“ sponsored by O2 â€“ called â€˜Share Awareâ€™.
- The following website gives you information, resources and links and we would suggest this might be your first port of call.
(If the link does not work then you can use this website â€“ www.nspcc.org.ukÂ – and then click on â€˜Services and Resourcesâ€™ and then â€˜Share Aware Resourcesâ€™)
- The following links will take you to a website where you can find out more about the websites and Apps your child might be using. For example, you can type in â€˜Facebookâ€™ and youâ€™ll be provided with lots of information about this, including what other parents think.
- The next link is for a website that has a parentsâ€™ and carersâ€™ section with lots of resources including some information about and a template for a family internet use agreement. Some people find this helpful to support them in limiting their childâ€™s internet access.
- The NSPCC- working with O2 – have an Online safety Helpline where you can get practical advice about how to set parental controls on your devices etc.Â Just call
0808 800 5002
- The NSPCC have a helpline for adults. You can call to talk to someone about a concern you have about a child, but you can also call to get some support, or simply check that what you are doing about online safety is correct.Â The number is:
0808 800 5000
If you are finding it hard to locate the information you need then please do just contact us at school and we will do whatever we can to support you with this.