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. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_B6ro7M4mZg
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. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fi6T4H-SOog
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! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CgEC7kBjujk
The video teaches children how to make a 999 call in an emergency. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZxzewVTDas0
The video explains how to call the emergency services and which service covers what kind of emergency. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kX2pwVxgtIQ
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: https://www.london-fire.gov.uk/school
A Fireman Sam video showing the dangers of fireworks, bonfires and sparklers. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JTqb8JLgiew
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. https://firstaidchampions.redcross.org.uk/primary/first-aid-skills/
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.
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.https://www.nspcc.org.uk/keeping-children-safe/support-for-parents/pants-underwear-rule/
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.
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. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dlXpm86mU90
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. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bc5_-e5obpM
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. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2ZjMuQqx5WM
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.
Suitable for children 7-11 although some content may be sensitive.