Junior Safety Officers
Isla and Aaron are leading us all in staying safe this year
18th March 2021
Isla's Message for March
I'm sure a lot of you of heard about stranger danger but if you haven't I'm here to tell you.
A stranger is somebody who your family doesn't know. It is ok to talk to someone new if your parents or carers are with you. It is not ok to talk to grown ups you don't know when you are on your own.
If anyone ever makes you feel uncomfortable or asks you to something that you are not happy with remember the four magic words.
No, Go, Yell, Tell
Shout "NO", Run away quickly, Yell for help, and tell a safe grown up who you trust.
Never let a grown up you don't know take you anywhere even if they say that it is an emergency.
Never go or accept anything from a stranger even if they seem nice.
Always make sure your parents or carers know where you are or if you are going out.
Some may strangers may try and trick you into going with them but don't fall for them even if it sounds exciting it might be dangerous.
Dangerous strangers can be men or women so don't trust either if you dont know them.
It is ok to break some of the rules if you are in danger.
From Ms Stewart - there is online stranger danger too. Online 'friends' are strangers unless they are people you and your family know in real life. You can find out more about keeping safe online and virtual stranger danger on our e-safety page.
JSO Aaron's guide to Stranger Danger
Walking, cycling or scooting to school is useful and kind to yourself, other people and the environment.
16th December 2020
Fact File on ICE
Aaron on what to do in an emergency
What is it ?
ICE (in case of emergency) telephone number. It is saved as a contact in a person's mobile phone in case they need help.
Why is it important?
Many people do not carry details of who to contact in an emergency. This could make it difficult for the police or other emergency services to help the person and it will take longer if the services ask the person's family or friends to find out what's happened.
How does it work?
You can use your mobile phone to store details of someone to contact if you or the emergency services ever need to. All police, fire and ambulance people know what ice means and will look for it on your phone.
What to remember
Make sure the person whose number you are giving has agreed to be your ice partner. They should be somebody you know who is highly responsible.
Make sure your partner has a list of people they can contact on your behalf parents/carers.
Make sure your ice partner number is easy to contact.
Make sure your ice partner knows about any medical conditions that could affect your emergency treatment.
Make sure that if you are under the age of 18 that your ice partner can make decisions for you - where possible, your ice partner is highly recommended to be your parents and carers.
If your ice partner is deaf enter ice text before their number. This tells the services that they need to text them rather than ring them.
Thank you for taking your time to learn about ice and will see you next month for more E-safety info.
13th November 2020
Anti Bullying Week
JSO Isla on standing up against bullying
Anti bullying week is next week (Monday 16 November to Friday the 20 November).
Odd Socks Day is Monday 16th November - celebrate individuality and being unique!
Bullying can happen anywhere and can be about anything. It is NOT OK.
Try some of these tips if you feel you are being bullied :
Tell an adult you trust
Write down what is happening
Write down when it is happening
If it is happening online take screenshots for evidence
Don't say mean things back - be the better person
Practice being assertive
Try to leave the situation
Ask for help from someone close by
Think about your own actions
Think about the words you say to others
Could someone think you are bullying them?
Call Childline free for help 08001111 or email https://www.childline.org.uk
Ideas to help:
Have friends who make you feel good about yourself.
Real friends dont make you feel sad or bully you.
Try a new hobby you might make new friends.
6th November 2020
Green Cross Code
JSO Aaron on crossing the road safely in dark days and nights
For this month we are focussing on crossing the road. I am sure you are all familiar with the Green Cross Code but if you aren't I will tell you. The Green Cross Code is - find a safe place to cross, Stop, Listen, Look Left, Look Right and if safe cross the road. There are different types of crossing such as: zebra crossings, traffic islands, subways and footbridges; have you seen any of these in our local area?
There are also pelican crossings, always wait for the Green Man and the red light first. Sometimes the careless adult drivers and emergency services cross on a red light so always keep you eyes and ears peeled.