Students at Redmoor Academy have taken part in a new online safety awareness programme. This is a national education programme written in conjunction with a number of police forces. The series of lessons were studied as part of  PSHCE (Personal, Social, Health and Citizenship Education) and looks at the story of Breck Bednar. Breck was a fourteen year old boy who was groomed online and subsequently murdered. Students learnt how to identify elements of the grooming process in the hope that they will ‘spot the signs’ if they or a friend are at risk. The programme of study reiterates the importance of online safety and students made a pledge in their final lesson to report any suspicious behavior online. On Weds 27th February parents and carers were invited to a presentation about the programme of study and also pledged to talk honestly and openly about online safety with their children and to be aware of what apps and websites their children are visiting.

KS3 Pledges: