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Keeping Pupils Safe

Teaching children to keep themselves safe at all times is paramount at Rockmount. We have created a child-centred, comprehensive safeguarding curriculum which enables children to make the right choices about their own safety and have the confidence to speak out when something is wrong.


This page is designed for pupils to access safety support but parents and carers are encouraged to spend time with their children looking at these resources to aid their child's understanding and confidence. Links to further parent/carer support and advice on safeguarding can be found under the 'Parents' menu - 'Keeping Children Safe.'


Please Note: Please click images to view videos. Although all videos are appropriate for children aged 7-11, we recommend watching them with an adult as the videos on YouTube includes comments underneath that we cannot monitor or disable. 


If you're being bullied or if someone you know is being bullied, there are a number of different options you can try to make it stop or to help you deal with how it's making you feel. Watch this video for some helpful tips. 




 This video from BBC Teach is a story from Ariana who talks about her family background which led her to feel a sense of inferiority and caused her to seek to subjugate others to regain a measure of control. She also describes what it felt like to be a bully in her daily life. Although suitable for children aged 7-11, this video contains some scenes which some viewers might find upsetting.


This video from BBC Teach is a story from Jake who describes how it felt to be bullied - the sense of isolation and fear that he went through. Although suitable for children aged 7-11, this video contains some scenes which some viewers might find upsetting.

Dog Safety

Learn how to keep dogs happy at home. This video helps with tips on understanding dogs’ behaviour and staying safe around them. It’s not only educational, it’s fun too! 

Emergency Call - making a 999 call

The video teaches children how to make a 999 call in an emergency.






The video explains how to call the emergency services and which service covers what kind of emergency.





Jules Lockett, from the London Ambulance Service, lists the 5 key pieces of information that help the operator when an emergency call is made.

Fire Safety 

This online fire safety lesson teaches children about fire safety at home, focusing on the topic of 'prevention'.  Check out the London Fire Brigade website for more learning resources:




In this animated cartoon, Fireman Sam explains fire safety at home.


Firework Safety

A Fireman Sam video showing the dangers of fireworks, bonfires and sparklers.

First Aid

A British Red Cross website and six videos showing you the simple steps you can follow for different first aid situations, both informative and child friendly. 

Online safety


Computers and the internet are now a part of everyday life in our modern society. Many children use computers and mobile devices to play games, learn and explore, as well as the significant role this can play in delivering their learning in school – never more so than during times of home learning.


Whilst the internet can be a great resource and tool for education, fun, communication and curiosity, it is important to be aware that online activity also contains potential risks such as inappropriate or harmful content, sharing/exposure of personal information and online bullying.


Understanding and discussing with your child what they are doing online is an important role for parents and carers to play. We believe that it is not only important to teach children about online safety at school, but also to support good online practices at home This guide is intended to help you with this. Working together, we aspire to teach our children how to be safe and responsible digital citizens, who make sensible and informed decisions about their actions online.

8 steps to keep your child safe online [from]


1. Explore together: Ask your child to show you their favourite websites and apps and what they do on them. Listen, show interest and encourage them to teach you the basics of the site or app.


2. Chat little and often about online safety: If you’re introducing them to new learning websites and apps while school is closed, take the opportunity to talk to them about how to stay safe on these services and in general. Ask if anything ever worries them while they’re online. Make sure they know that if they ever feel worried, they can get help by talking to you or another adult they trust.


3. Help your child identify trusted adults who can help them if they are worried: This includes you and other adults at home, as well as adults from wider family, school or other support services who they are able to contact at this time. Encourage them to draw a picture or write a list of their trusted adults.


4. Be non-judgemental: Explain that you would never blame them for anything that might happen online, and you will always give them calm, loving support.


5. Supervise their online activity: Keep the devices your child uses in communal areas of the house such as in the living room or kitchen where an adult is able to supervise. Children of this age should not access the internet unsupervised in private spaces, such as alone in a bedroom or bathroom.


6. Talk about how their online actions affect others: If your child is engaging with others online, remind them to consider how someone else might feel before they post or share something. If they are considering sharing a photo/video of somebody else, they should always ask permission first.


7. Use ‘SafeSearch’: Most web search engines will have a ‘SafeSearch’ function, which will allow you to limit the content your child can access whilst online. Look out for the ‘Settings’ button on your web browser homepage, which is often shaped like a small cog.


8. Parental controls: Use the parental controls available on your home broadband and all internet enabled devices in your home.

You can find out more about how to use parental controls by visiting your broadband provider’s website.


Why you need to stop and think before you click

When Kathryn was at school and thinking about what she wanted to be when she was older, she did what we all do, she looked online. But, as she soon discovered, things online are often not what they seem.


Joe Sugg on dealing with trolls

As a superstar vlogger, Joe has experienced a lot of trolling and cyberbullying; he gave Own It some advice on how to handle it. 

Personal Safety

Talk PANTS helps children understand that their body belongs to them, and they should tell someone they trust if anything makes them feel upset or worried. This video is appropriate for children aged 7-11. The NSPCC introduce Pantosaurus - a pant-wearing Dino! He wants every child to stay safe and strong, just like him, and he's on a mission to share an important message. Use the following link to access parent/carer support to help you start the conversation with your child. 

Road Safety 

In this video, children discuss their first solo journeys they’re looking forward to and older children share what their first journeys were like. Both groups of children share their top tips to stay safe. 




The Hedgehog Road Safety Campaign video is appropriate for children aged 7-11, although more appealing for the younger years. The campaign was first televised in the 1990s and teaches children how to Stop! Look! Listen! when crossing the road through the eyes of hedgehog children. 



Another Hedgehog Road Safety Campaign which teaches children to stay safe on the road with a catchy song.

Stranger Danger

This video provides steps to help protect children from Stranger Danger. 

Sun Safety 

In this video lesson, children will learn how the sun can help and harm us and how to stay safe when outside.





Another video lesson which explains how to stay safe in the sun.


Water Safety

Water Safety Code of advice video to help educate children on how to stay water safe. The water safety code of advise follows 4 easy steps, 1. Spot the danger, 2.Take Safety Advice, 3. Don't go alone and 4. Learn how to help.




In this video the RNLI look at how the weather affects their work and how to stay safe on the beach.





Video from Swim England - HELP Position: If you are stranded in cold water for any period of time, your body temperature will steadily drop. Adopting the HELP position is the best way of preserving your body heat while staying safe and buoyant.




Video from Swim England - Wading Entry: Unsurprisingly, running into the sea or diving straight in is not the safest way of entering the water! This video shows you how the wading entry can reduce that risk.




Video from Swim England - Survival Stroke: if you’re in an emergency situation in open water, you may need to swim somewhere for help. This could be to a float nearby or to rescuers in a boat. The safest way to swim in this situation is using survival stroke.



Video from Swim England - Huddle Position- If there are multiple people in the water, huddling together is a great way of preserving each other’s body heat and also good for maintaining morale among the group.

Worried about the news 

CBBC webpage with advice for children if they hear or see upsetting news. The page includes advice on what to do, who to turn to and top tips.





Childline website gives child friendly information on:

                                                          Suitable for children 7-11 although some content may be sensitive.