Home alone during the summer holidays
The NSPCC has released figures from its helpline looking at calls from people worried that young children had been left at home unsupervised by a parent or carer during the summer holidays. Figures show that 849 referrals were made to the police during August 2017 by the helpline, a third of which were for children aged 5 or under. The NSPCC website includes tips and a tool to help parents and carers decide whether or not to leave their on their own for the first time this summer.
Source: NSPCC: Concern over young children left home alone for the summer holidays Date: 19 July 2018
Further information: Is my child ready to be left alone? (PDF)
Staying safe online in the summer holidays: advice for parents and carers
The UK Safer Internet Centre has published a blog outlining ways in which parents and carers can help keep their children safe as they start to spend more time online during the summer holidays. Tips include: have positive conversations with children about the internet; take the opportunity to learn more about the apps, games and services children are using and find out about their reporting and blocking features; and make a family agreement about how all family members use the internet.
Source: UK Safer Internet Centre Date: 19 July 2018
Further information: NSPCC: Online safety
Game and online safety website for 8-10 year olds
CEOP’s Thinkuknow has launched Band Runner, an interactive game for 8-10 year olds to help build their knowledge, confidence and skills to stay safe from risks they might encounter online. The game is hosted on area for 8-10 year-olds on the Thinkuknow website.
Source: Thinkuknow Date: 19 July 2018
Further information: Band runner on Thinkuknow website
Congratulations to everyone who was nominated for the Henry Day Awards 2018 last week. Also, a big well done and thank you to all performers showcasing the amazing talent we have at the school.
On Friday, Even Swindon ran around the school in support of Sports Relief. Every year group got a chance to take part, two laps made up a mile (some ran even more!). Check out some of the photos from the day below.
The storyteller and poet John Row came to visit even Swindon on Monday to launch our book week. He read stories to ks1 in the morning and set them a challenge to do and then did the same in the afternoon with ks2 telling them stories and talking about how to write stories.