Recently in the news we hear that a new security alarm has been launched that ’emits a piercing, high decibel female scream designed to shock and disorientate an attacker’. The alarm is being promoted by M&S and can be purchased here.
Safety is of paramount importance for all concerned when contacting strangers through the internet. The case in August of the fake gumtree car advert used to attack and rob a victim is a recent reminder of this.
Our free guide for tutors covers tutor safety in some depth. Topics covered include child safety, professional boundaries, meeting up for the first time, appropriate insurance and email scams.
In addition, we provide prominent safety advice to parents and students who contact our tutors online. Indeed, parents and students must check a box indicating they’ve read our safety advice before contacting a potential tutor.
Two of our favourite sources of expertise on the topic of internet and personal safety are the charities The Suzy Lamplugh Trust and Kidscape. The former advises on all aspects of personal safety, while the latter is focused on child safety.