Child Protection and Safeguarding
Staff development and training has always been important to Abuja Prep. We have further enhanced this area by bringing in mandatory UK online courses for all members of staff, covering such matters as child protection, first aid, fire safety and e-safety. This training was completed by all members of the team from gardeners to the senior leadership team. It is now part of our induction process for all new members of staff.
We encourage children to be SMART when online. Children are asked to:
Safe – Keep safe by being careful not to give out personal information – such as their full name, e- mail address, phone number, home address, photos or school name – to people they are chatting with online.
Meeting – Meeting someone they have only been in touch with online can be dangerous. Only do so with their parents’ carers’ permission and even then only when they can be present.
Accepting – Accepting e-mails, messages, or opening files, pictures or texts from people they don’t know or trust can lead to problems – they may contain viruses or nasty messages!
Reliable – Information they find on the Internet may not be true, or someone online may be lying about who they are.
Tell – Tell the parent, carer or a trusted adult if someone or something makes them feel uncomfortable or worried, or if they know someone who has been bullied online.
You can find more information about how to stay safe online by visiting here: