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eSafety at Khalsa Secondary Academy

As a school community we want students to take advantage of all the benefits that fast and safe internet access can give them. This can help them increase their knowledge and general understanding of the world.

​To report an incident to CEOP (Child Exploitation and Online Protection) click here:

CEOP
So students can enjoy fast and safe internet in school we filter out:

  • File Sharing
  • Instant Messaging & Skype
  • Social Media
  • Adult Content

A Student Acceptable Use Policy is in place. There are consequences for irresponsible use and loss of internet access if not signed. The AUP clarifies…

  • How they will stay safe online
  • How they will share internet capacity
  • How they will act respectfully when online

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Parental controls – consider restricting access to inappropriate content via the following:

  • Broadband via router
  • Mobile phones and tablets
  • Games consoles

This site gives you an easy step by step way to set parental controls.  (click on "Controls")
 
Advice to parents from young people via survey on www.knowthenet.org.uk  
(Knowledge Centre – Social Network)

  • Trust us – we mostly use web to chat & watch fun videos
  • Talk to us – we could always use some guidance if we don’t know what to do or if we haven't spotted the danger
  • Be mindful – parental controls don’t catch everything if we use mobiles or friends’ devices

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Useful Links:
www.childline.org.uk   
www.thinkuknow.co.uk

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Mental Health

If you find it hard to manage, you feel over-whelmed or are worried about someone else, talking to others really does help.  Many students feel like this - it's not unusual and staff are used to helping those who have feelings difficult to handle.

Initially you can speak to your Form Tutor.  Otherwise you can go and see Mr Roopra or Mrs Wilson.  They are trained to help and can also refer you to professionals who can help you further.  These professionals are experts and can talk to you; they want to help and are dedicated to helping those like you.  You are not alone.

The School Nurse will also be more than happy to see you to discuss any concerns or queries you may have.  She will keep everything you tell her confidential unless they put your safety or that of others at risk.  There are drop-in sessions on Wednesday lunchtimes in Mr Roopra’s Office so that you can speak to her privately. 

Mental Health Awareness week will be held each year during the month of May. 

For more details please click on the link below:

http://www.mentalhealth.org.uk/our-work/mentalhealthawarenessweek/

 Where can you find help?

Anxiety UK:  www.anxietyuk.org.uk.  Self help and contacts for those with anxiety disorders.

B-eat: b-eat.co.uk The UK's leading charity supporting those affected by eating disorders and campaigning on their behalf.

Campaign against Men Living Miserably (CALM): www.thecalmzone.net. Targeted at men aged 15-35 – Helpline: 0800 585858 Saturday-Tuesday 5.00 pm-midnight.

Charlie Waller Memorial Trust: www.cwmt.org Awareness, information and resources for those who are depressed.

http://www.childline.org.uk/Pages/Home.aspx 

24-hour Helpline: 0800 1111. Information, advice and emotional support for young people.

Cruse: www.cruse.org.uk. Bereavement care. They have a specific website for young people; www.rd4u.org.uk.

http://www.just42.org.uk/ 

Marie Collins Foundation: mariecollinsfoundation.org.uk UK charity enabling children who suffer sexual abuse and exploitation via internet and mobile technologies to recover and live safe, fulfilling lives.

http://www.mentalhealth.org.uk/

http://www.mind.org.uk/mental_health_a-z/8071_children_and_young_people 

Offering a range of material on all aspects of depression. Helpline Monday-Friday, 9.00 am-5.00 pm: 0300 123 3393.

Mindfull: www.mindfull.org. An online service for people aged 11-17 providing support,

information and advice about mental health and wellbeing.

No Panic: www.nopanic.org.uk. Helpline for anxiety disorders and panic attacks:

10.00 am-10.00 pm every day: 0808 138 8889.

OCD Action: www.ocdaction.org.uk. Information and support for OCD and related disorders such as Body Dysmorphic Disorder.

Papyrus: www.papyrus-uk.org. Organisation looking at the prevention of young suicides.

http://www.rethink.org/

Samaritans: www.samaritans.org. Telephone 116123 for emotional support.

http://www.sane.org.uk/

SelfHarm UK: www.selfharm.co.uk. A national project to support young people impacted by self-harm.

Stamp Out Suicide: www.stampoutsuicide.org.uk. Points of contact for those feeling

emotionally vulnerable.

Stem 4: stem4.org.uk Teenage mental health charity aimed at stemming commonly occurring mental health issues at an early stage.

Students against Depression: www.studentsagainstdepression.org. Information and help for anyone feeling depressed, aimed particularly at students.

www.depressioninteenagers.co.uk. Self-help strategies for those with depression and/or

their friends.

http://www.youngminds.org.uk/

Youth Health Talk: www.youthhealthtalk.org. video interviews with young people’s

experiences of depression.