May we politely remind parents that snacks containing nuts are not permitted in school as they may pose a risk to some of our pupils that suffer from severe allergic reactions to nuts and nut products. We do appreciate your co operation with this matter.
Information received from West Yorkshire Fire & Rescue Service in relation to using products to treat head lice.
“ We would like to remind parents and carers to always read and follow the instructions carefully when using chemical insecticide products, typically sold in chemists, to treat head lice. This is because these treatments contain flammable elements. You should not therefore use hair dryers, or any other ignition source such as matches, lighters and candles near anyone during the treatment process whilst the product is being used. This advisory note follows a recent incident in West Yorkshire in which a child’s hair was accidentally set alight during treatment resulting in the child sustaining serious injuries.’”
Press release issued by West Yorkshire Police.
Parents and guardians buying web-enabled devices such as smart phones, laptops and games consoles for teenagers this Christmas are being urged to enable security settings to help protect them online.
As part of the ongoing ‘Who are you really talking to’ campaign, West Yorkshire Police has produced a number of easy to read guides for different social media applications and gaming consoles explaining how to set privacy levels and restrict access to information.
Detective Chief Inspector Sue Jenkinson said: “We are sure that under Christmas trees across West Yorkshire this year there will be gift wrapped smart phones, games consoles and laptops which teenage boys and girls are raring to get their hands on. While these can be a great way of keeping in touch with friends and family, it is also possible for strangers who could be pretending to be someone else to communicate with children via these devices.
“If you are giving a web-enabled device as a present this Christmas, we would suggest checking our online guides to restrict who is able to see pictures and personal information on social media applications and gaming consoles. Most of us will remember the ‘Don’t Talk to Strangers’ campaigns, but this is just as relevant online and parents and guardians have a role to play in activating privacy settings and making sure teenagers are aware of what they can do to protect themselves online.”
The guides and more information about the ‘Child Sexual Exploitation – Know the Signs’ campaign are available on the West Yorkshire Police website at: www.westyorkshire.police.uk/cse/onlineguides