Safer Schools App
Orchards Academy Safeguarding Team are please to introduce to you the Safer Schools App
What is the App?
The Safer Schools App is your school’s digital safeguarding communication and training toolkit. It has been designed by safeguarding professionals to help increase your knowledge about safety online so you get to hear all the latest on line safety information all in one place.
Scan the QR code to download the Safer Schools App for your device! Alternatively download straight from the App Store or Google Play by searching ‘Safer Schools’.
Once you have downloaded Safer Schools
Login to your App
1. Select your school from the dropdown menu and click ‘continue’.
2. Enter the four digit entry code
3. Alternatively the user can scan the QR entry code for their role (table below) by clicking the ‘Scan QR code’ button on the app login screen, which will automatically log the user in.
QR Code Link
Parent/Carer - Secondary
THIS IS AN EXAMPLE OF THE TYPE OF INFORMATION YOU WILL HAVE IN YOUR HAND IF YOU DOWNLOAD THE SAFER SCHOOLS APP
PHONE APPS CAN BE DANGEROUS PLEASE BE AWARE
Do you know what APPS your child has on their phone?
We are aware that there are so many things to monitor as a parent online but wanted to draw your attention to 2 specific APPS
One is an app called calculator
It shows on a phone the same as the calculator app you would use for maths however this is a mock up of that app to hide photos and videos.
It's easily downloadable and encourages young people to use it to hide their videos and pictures on their phone.
When the young person clicks on the APP they can view and share their hidden videos but if someone just looked at the phone it would just look like the normal calculator.
Another APP that is deemed very dangerous is an APP called LIKEE
It's got a heart logo and this is what would show on the phone.
The heart is rainbow coloured so it attracts the LGBTQ young people however it has no connection to the LGBT community.
It is used very much like TIK TOK however there is no age guidance and you CANNOT make the videos or content private meaning once it's out there it's out there.
PLEASE BE AWARE AND SAFE ONLINE
The Safeguarding Team