Ensuring that our pupils are equipped with the knowledge and skills to use the internet, and social media, safely and responsibly is important facet of our safeguarding at the Wandsworth Hospital and Home Tuition Service. This page contains useful information for young people, parents and carers on keeping yourselves, and others, safe online and provides links to other useful websites to get more detail information and support.
The Childline website has lots of useful information and support available for young people who are being bullied online and parents/ carers of young people who are experiencing bullying online. Click here to get support and learn more.
Online Sexual Exploitation
CEOP is a law enforcement agency and helps to keep children and young people safe from sexual exploitation and abuse. To make a report, either for yourself or someone else, click here.
There are hundreds of apps available for young people to use, some are for social networking and chatting while others are for online dating and gaming. Keeping up-to-date with the latest apps, the risks they pose and how they work can be difficult. The following websites are useful for young people, parents and carers to stay informed.
This website, set up by O2 and the NSPCC, contains lots of useful information about staying safe online. In particular it has excellent information on apps including: minimum age to use, descriptions, children’s views including why they like the app and information on privacy settings. Click here to visit Net Aware.
Common Sense Media
This website has lots of information on staying informed and safe online. Their informaton on apps is very helpful for young people, parents and carers as the apps are reviewed by young people and parents. You can find out information like the age appropriateness of the app, its cost and micro-transactions, the language used on it and if there is any content of a sexual nature. Click here to visit the Common Sense Media Website.
This website, setup in partnership with the BBC, Sky, Virgin Media and Talk Talk and BT, Google and others, provides a range of information about keeping yourself safe online. It has information on topics including cyber-bullying, apps, online grooming, radicalisation and more. There are also different guides for parents and guardians on keeping their children safe online across different age ranges. To visit the Internet Matters website click here.
‘Every day my son looks forward to going to school – to get away from his room, and all the poking and prodding from doctors is such a relief. He is treated like a school boy, rather than a patient, and I think this has as much healing properties as medicine! Due to his illness, my son has missed about a month of schooling, but hopefully will have caught up because of the hospital school.’
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‘We are so grateful and thankful for the brilliant staff at the St. George’s Hospital School. We have spent quite a lot of time there over the past 18 months, they have made learning such fun – memorable science experiments and story writing, the best time making posters and adverts and treats for the school cafe. The staff are cheerful, calm, gentle and above all fun. Thank you to the great team.’
‘We were so grateful to the teaching team. They have been absolutely fantastic. My daughter had surgery on Monday and was quiet and withdrawn. This has been instrumental in her recovery and also kept her mind on education whilst she’s been sick.’
‘Everyday my son looks forward to going to school – to get away from his room, and all the poking and prodding from doctors is such a relief. He is treated like a school boy, rather than a patient, and I think this has as much healing properties as medicine! Due to his illness, my son has missed about a month of schooling, but hopefully will have caught up because of the hospital school.’
‘We are so grateful and happy for the care and support – teachers are so helpful and very kind, we love you all for your hard work, keep it up. Thanks so much.’
‘Thank you for the range of learning opportunities you provided my son in hospital for the week for the week he was on the neuro ward. He found the activities very engaging and accessible. He thoroughly enjoys maths and looked forward to the activities you provided for this – he is especially looking forward to the spreadsheet analysis this afternoon. he enjoys music and was surprised to have the opportunity to learn about and play different instruments. Thanks again for all your help.’
‘We are so grateful that there is a school/classroom to attend. Josie really needs something to focus on when he’s in hospital, he looks forward to getting out of his room and working/studying English, Maths and other interesting topics he can learn about. It has really made a difference to his mood during the hospital stays, having been admitted so many times throughout the past 7 months. Furthermore, it helps him keep on top of his schooling.’
‘Thank you for helping me for the past 10 months. You have helped me to keep as motivated and hopeful for my future as I could have been. I cant wit to start college and maybe become a paramedic. I’ll always remember this school and everyone in it’
‘The service aims to enable pupils with long-term illnesses, mental health issues or who are pregnant to remain in education…... You and your staff ensure that these aims are fully met. Most pupils have missed long periods of learning due to illness. They make remarkable progress during their short time in the school.
Pupils told us that, without the school, they would not be able to engage fully in learning or sit any examinations. Parents value the high-quality teaching provided alongside the excellent care and support given to each individual pupil.’