Safer Schools App Introduced in Hull
The Safer Schools app is designed to keep pupils safe online.
13:00 14 December 2021
An app designed to keep children safe while online is now being used by schools and colleges across Hull.
INEQE Safeguarding Group and insurer Zurich Municipal created to the app with the goal to offer vital safeguarding information, advice and guidance for teachers, parents, carers and pupils. It also offers training, resources and support on issues, including mental health, image sharing, gaming, media literacy and online sexual exploitation. The app is hoped to help safeguarding professionals, parents, carers, school staff and pupils to become empowered.
Christy Coulter, Headteacher at Stockwell Primary Academy said: “Stockwell Academy fully endorses the Safer Schools app. Our belief is that it will educate, empower and protect the entire school community.”
Andy Dulson, Personal Development and Safeguarding Lead at Sirius Academy West said: “The Safer Schools app is a welcome addition to our wider safeguarding strategy. The app will assist us all to stay up to date with the latest challenges.”
Jim Gamble QPM, online safeguarding expert and the force behind the Safer Schools app said: “Only by educating and empowering young people, can we begin to protect them from harm and to do that we need to practice what we preach and educate ourselves.”