Pennine View School E-Safety Team

  • Heather Partington – DSL / Deputy Head
  • Sarah Mulhall – Deputy Safeguarding Lead
  • Jacqueline Cox – E-Safety Lead
  • Wendy Wheldon – E-Safety Link Governor

For any issues regarding E-Safety or Safeguarding please email pennineview.safe@nexusmat.org
or phone directly on (01709) 864978 and asking for any member of staff above.

Safeguarding Briefing 6th July 2020

Please see the linked safeguarding briefing provided by Safeguarding in Schools. Safeguarding Briefing

Information regarding “The Momo Challenge”

You may be aware of a new online trend on social media called Momo Challenge where a scary looking doll gives increasingly harmful objectives with the threat that something bad will happen if the child doesn’t complete them. This is very worrying and highlights the need to be vigilant when children are online as some violent images and scenes can be hidden in seemingly innocent videos.

Attached is a useful tip sheet for Momo as well as a link to more helpful resources for applications and games such as Fortnite and YouTube:

Platform Guides

Online Safety Guide for Parents

Pupil E-Safety curriculum ( to view our complete E-Safety policy, Click here)

This school has a clear, progressive e-safety education programme as part of the Computing curriculum / PSHE curriculum. This covers a range of skills and behaviours appropriate to their age and experience, including:

  • To STOP and THINK before they CLICK.
  • To develop a range of strategies to evaluate and verify information before accepting its accuracy;
  • To be aware that the author of a web site / page may have a particular bias or purpose and to develop skills to recognise what that may be;
  • To know how to narrow down or refine a search;
  • To understand acceptable behaviour when using an online environment / email, i.e. be polite, no bad or abusive language or other inappropriate behaviour; keeping personal information private;
  • To understand how photographs can be manipulated and how web content can attract the wrong sort of attention;
  • To understand why on-line ‘friends’ may not be who they say they are and to understand why they should be careful in online environments;
  • To understand why they should not post or share detailed accounts of their personal lives, contact information, daily routines, location, photographs and videos and to know how to ensure they have turned-on privacy settings;
  • To understand why they must not post pictures or videos of others without their permission;
  • To know not to download any files – such as music files – without permission;
  • To have strategies for dealing with receipt of inappropriate materials;
  • To understand why and how some people will ‘groom’ young people for sexual reasons;
  • To understand the impact of cyberbullying, sexting and trolling and know how to seek help if they are affected by any form of online bullying.
  • To know how to report any abuse including cyberbullying; and how to seek help if they experience problems when using the internet and related technologies, i.e. parent or carer, teacher or trusted staff member, or an organisation such as Childline or the CLICK CEOP button.
  • Plan internet use carefully to ensure that it is age-appropriate and supports the learning objectives for specific curriculum areas.
  • Ensures staff will model safe and responsible behaviour in their own use of technology during lessons.
  • Ensures that when copying materials from the web, staff and pupils understand issues around plagiarism; how to check copyright and also know that they must respect and acknowledge copyright / intellectual property rights;
  • Ensures that staff and pupils understand the issues around aspects of the commercial use of the Internet, as age appropriate. This may include, risks in pop-ups; buying on-line; on-line gaming / gambling;

Useful links

Pennine View School Phone: 01709 864978 / Email: pennineview.safe@nexusmat.org
CEOP – Child Exploitation & Online Protection Centre Home page
Internet Matters Home Page
Child Line Home Page or alternatively Phone: 0800 1111
NSPCC Home Page
Think you know Home Page
Safer Internet Home Page
Get safe online Home Page
Doncaster Safeguarding Board Home Page
National Online Safety Home Page
Parent/Carer help

Guides on how to access help >  I need to report an incident   >   I’m concerned about my child   >   I’d like to understand more about keeping my child safe

E-Safety Tips

 Tips for Parents: 6-10  Tips for Parents: 11-13  Tips for Parents: 14+

National Online Safety
Wakeup Wednesday Campaign “stay switched on” to online dangers when their children are playing Fortnite

YouTube Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j150BqInjnY
Download Link: https://we.tl/t-wa4OjQ2jPu