Posts tagged: Parents

Kidscape – help prevent bullying and child abuse

Kidscape is an anti bullying and child abuse resource for parents and teachers.


About Kidscape

Kidscape is committed to keeping children safe from abuse. Kidscape is the first charity in the UK established specifically to prevent bullying and child sexual abuse. Kidscape believes that protecting children from harm is key.

Kidscape works UK-wide to provide individuals and organisations with practical skills and resources necessary to keep children safe from harm. The Kidscape staff equips vulnerable children with practical non-threatening knowledge and skills in how to keep themselves safe and reduce the likelihood of future harm.
Kidscape works with children and young people under the age of 16, their parents/carers, and those who work with them.

Kidscape has an anti-bullying help line 08451 205 204 for parents of bullied children. Advisers are available at the following times:

  • Monday – Tuesday: 10am to 8pm
  • Wednesday – Friday: 10am to 4pm
  • Downloads available on their website include:

  • Bully Pack
  • Dealing with Bullying
  • Cyber Bullying
  • Anti Bullying Policy Guidelines
  • Training\ZAP Assertiveness
  • Surveys
  • Videos
  • Child Safety Pack
  • For further information visit the Kidscape website

    Safety On the Road


    Guide for parents, teachers and young children about road safety in vehicles, and related issues and includes:

  • Riding in cars
  • Using buses
  • Road signs and what they mean
  • Road marking
  • Animals and roads
  • For further information on road safety visit the Hedgehogs website

    Road Safety on Foot


    Guide for parents, teachers and young children about road safety from a pedestrian point of view and includes:

  • The Green Cross Code
  • Parked vehicles
  • Using crossings with traffic lights
  • Crossing at a Zebra crossing
  • Crossing where there is an Island in the road
  • Crossing at a junction
  • School crossing patrol
  • Crossing one-way streets
  • Crossing bus lanes
  • Railway level crossings
  • For further information on road safety on foot visit the Hedgehogs website

    Electricity and Electrical Safety



    Learn about electricity and electrical safety in the home to how electricity is produced on a commercial basis. With a quiz at the end of each section to test how much information has been retained.

    The site is divided into three sections.

    Section 1 – Celldric’s house


  • Identifying electrical appliances
  • Identifying objects powered by cells
  • Potential danger of electricity
  • Electrical Safety in the home
  • Identifying electrical hazards
  • Quiz
  • Section 2 – Night Night


  • Using batteries
  • Basic circuits
  • Positive and negative poles
  • Identifying problems in circuits
  • Making useful circuits
  • Quiz
  • Section 3 – Out and About


  • Where does electricity come from?
  • How does it arrive at our homes?
  • High voltage electricity
  • Where do you find high voltage electricity?
  • Identifying high voltage hazards
  • Quiz
  • For further Key Stage 2 information on electrical safety go to the EDF website.

    The Fire Station

    The Fire Station is part of the larger website of Kids Direct.

    PSHE resources include the teachers area caters for Key Stage 1 & Key Stage 2 and include:

  • Fire Safety resources & lesson plans
  • Games & Animations
  • Instruction & factfiles
  • PSHE resources include the parents area are:

  • Family safety activity sheets include the Fire Station
  • The meaning machine is useful for both teachers and parents who want to help children and young people explore safety related terms. For further information on The Fire Station & Kids Direct.

    Electricity and how to use it Safely

    The Switched on Kids website is useful resource for both parents and teachers and covers the following information on electricity:

  • What is electricity
  • Electrical safety in the home and garden
  • Information for parents & teachers includes the following sections:

  • Teachers
  • Parents
  • First aid
  • Worksheets
  • Links
  • Competition
  • Downloads
  • Tests
  • Screen savers
  • Games
  • A well thought out website run by the The Electrical Safety Council. Click to visit the Switched on Kids website.

    Learning Outside the Classroom

    Learning Outside the Classroom

    The Learning Outside the Classroom Manifesto aims are as follows:

    * To improve training and professional development opportunities for schools and the wider workforce;
    * To provide all young people with a wide range of experiences outside the classroom, including extended school activities and one or more residential visits;
    * To better enable schools, local authorities and other key organisations to manage activities safely and efficiently;
    * To make a strong case for learning outside the classroom, so there is widespread appreciation of the unique contribution these experiences make to young people’s lives;
    * To provide easy access to information, knowledge, expertise, guidance and resources;
    * To offer learning experiences of agreed high quality;
    * To identify ways of engaging parents, carers and the wider community in learning outside.

    Why go outside? When you step outside the classroom you have the opportunity to transform learning and raise achievement. Learning outside the classroom allows participants to learn in context, to learn by practical engagement, and to learn by personal discovery. They can master new skills, work collaboratively with others and develop a better sense of themselves and their potential. Give it a try

    The website also contains the following:

  • Case studies
  • CPD training modules
  • News, events and further information
  • Applicable from Foundation level and through Key Stage 1-4. Aimed at a wide range of professionals.

    For further information on Learning Outside the Classroom

    Defining Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2

    A guide for parents defining Key Stage 1 and 2 Children’s Ages, Year and School Type

    Age on 1st Sept
    Curriculum stage
    5Year 1Key Stage 1Infant schoolFirst school
    6Year 2
    7Year 3Key Stage 2Junior school
    8Year 4
    9Year 5Middle school
    10Year 6

    Parents & Teachers Guide to Keeping Children Safe Online

    Get Net Wise

    Get Net Wise

    Parents Guide to Keep Children Safe Online with Get Net Wise and covers:

    Keeping Children Safe Online

  • The risks kids face online
  • Internet safety products
  • Great sites families can visit together
  • Learn how to identify online trouble and problems
  • Law enforcement contact details
  • Stopping Unwanted E-mail and Spam

    How to prevent and stop getting unwanted email and how to report the spammers

    Protecting Your Computer

    An introduction to learning about the risks from hackers and viruses

    For further information on Get Net Wise

    Staying Safe Online with Chat Danger

    Chat Danger is a useful resource for teachers, parents and also for older KS2 and above children and young people. KS1 children will need either their teachers or parents to help explain how to get the best from Chat Danger.

    Chat Danger is a site all about the potential dangers on interactive services online and covers:

  • chat – online chat rooms
  • IM – instant messenger
  • online games
  • and for older children and young people

  • email
  • mobiles
  • For more information see the Chat Danger website

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