We hope that you and your family are safe at this difficult and worrying time. We hope that
you are managing to enjoy the good weather, even if it is only in your garden, and that you
are all establishing good work and wellbeing routines.
Wider safeguarding during COVID Crisis
With the prospect of schools across Wales remaining closed for a significant period of time,
the likelihood of children spending a considerable amount of time researching, gaming or
communicating online will increase. The priority for all parents and teachers is to keep
children safe online, prevent harm and safeguard at all times. However, we do know that
there are some dangerous people who may choose to exploit the most vulnerable within
our communities because they understand that now children will be online more than
Please consider the following when you or your child is online:
Know who they are talking to
Not speak to strangers
Only open messages from sources they trust
Protect their online reputation
Not give out personal information
Understand not everything online is true
Speak to someone if they have been made to feel uncomfortable whilst online
Block and report people who are trolling
Not give into pressure
Not share images, video of inappropriate material
Think before they post
Keep safe online
Monitor who their child is communicating with online
Monitor the content and material accessed or downloaded
Check content is appropriate
Set boundaries and parental controls
Discuss their online activity
Manage / check privacy settings
Know where to find help
Please remember that appropriate staff are available via email to advise and support you.
Email addresses can be found via the link above or on the Home Learning area of the
Pentrehafod School website. Your child should also be receiving weekly emails from his/her
form teacher and this person is a good initial point of contact.
We have provided online resources to support your child to continue learning whilst the
school remains closed, including HWB Teams and links to various educational websites.
Information can be found on the Home Learning area of the website. If your child cannot
access HWB please email either JenkinsA330@hwbmail.net or EllettS@hwbcymru.net and
they will provide a HWB username and password.
Please keep safe