This is a live online Zoom session. The event will be held on Friday 19th February 2021 at 11am. The session will be hosted by the National Maritime Museum Cornwall and presented by Explorer Dome.
You can register for this free event here link needed. By registering for this free event you give consent to your child taking part in this online session; you agree to read the following safeguarding document and take the recommended steps to keep your child safe online.
The purpose of this safeguarding document is to:
- Ensure the safety and wellbeing of children, young people and adults at risk is paramount when adults, young people or children are using the internet.
- Outline the responsibilities and safeguarding measures to be taken by National Maritime Museum Cornwall and also teachers, parents, carers and group leaders booking into sessions.
- Provide insight into how National Maritime Museum Cornwall staff and volunteers will approach online safety when delivering any of the online programmes.
We believe that children and adults at risk should be able to use the internet for education and personal development but that safeguards need to be in place to ensure they are kept safe at all times.
We recognise that:
- Online learning provides everyone with many opportunities; however it can also present risks and challenges.
- Our staff at National Maritime Museum Cornwall have a duty of care to take all possible precautions to ensure that all children, young people, vulnerable persons and adults involved with our organisation are protected from potential harm online.
- It is essential to promote online welfare for children, young people, vulnerable persons and support their teachers, parents, carers and other stake holders to be responsible in their approach to online safety.
- All participants accessing NMMC’s online programmes, regardless of age, disability, gender, race, religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation, have the right to equal protection from all types of harm or abuse.
We will take all possible steps to ensure that children, young people and vulnerable persons engaging with our programmes are kept safe by:
- Having a designated safeguarding lead within the organisation.
- Providing clear and specific training to staff, guests and volunteers on how to behave and run sessions online safely.
- Supporting and encouraging the young people using our service to use the internet in a way that keeps them safe and shows respect for others.
- Developing clear and robust procedures that enable us to respond appropriately to any incidents of inappropriate online behaviour, whether by an adult or a child/young person.
- The effective use of logins, passwords and accounts when appropriate to protect young people from unwanted approaches.
- Minimizing the chance that footage, recording, photography or screen shots of participants is taken and used inappropriately.
- Completing risk assessments for sessions including associated risks of any online platforms/applications used.
We require you as the parent, carer, teacher or group leader to take all possible steps to ensure the children, young people and vulnerable persons engaging with our sessions are kept safe by:
- Supporting and encouraging the young people you work with to use the internet responsibly and shows respect for others.
- Not recording any sessions. Any form of capturing the session is not accepted unless made by NMMC with authority given by all participants and their teachers and carers/parents in advance.
- Supplying sufficient supervision as outlined below:
- Sessions to be streamed in school –
- At least one member of teaching staff must be in the session at all times. Pupils will not be allowed access into sessions until there is sufficient teacher or group leader supervision.
- For students joining a session from home –
- 0-7 years must have an adult with them at all times.
- 7-13 years must have an adult within the same social space of their home at all times.
- 14-18 years must join the session from a social space in their home.
- Sessions to be streamed in school –
- The platform we use; Zoom, has been made as safe as possible but there are still risks associated such as:
- https://zoom.us/docs/en-us/covid19.html, https://zoom.us/security and https://zoom.us/docs/en-us/privacy-and-security.html
For this session the host will have control over video and audio settings. Your video and microphone will automatically be switched off. There will be opportunities to ask questions, when this happens you will be given the option to turn your microphone and/ or video on. You do not have to turn your video or audio on at any time and you may still ask questions through the chat option. If you chose to have your video on you must be aware that you will be visible to other members of the public. This session will not be recorded. The host has overriding control of video and audio and will stop any inappropriate conduct.
In the event of an incident we will:
- Follow the clear and robust reporting procedures outlined in the National Maritime Museum Cornwall safeguarding guidelines to act quickly.
- Ensure our response takes the needs of the person experiencing abuse, any bystanders and our organisation as a whole into account.
- Review the effectiveness of the safeguarding procedures in light of any instances at regular 6-monthly intervals to mitigate any risks of the incident being repeated.
- Provide regular support and training for all staff and volunteers on dealing with all forms of abuse, including bullying/cyberbullying, emotional abuse, sexting, sexual abuse and sexual exploitation.
If you have any concerns please contact us at: email@example.com.