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Safer Internet Day 2019
Thank you to those who attended the Safer Internet Day, it was a great success with lots of positive feedback from adults and we hope it gave you lots of insight into what your children are using their devices for by giving them the opportunity to show you first hand. It was then wonderful to round all our learning up from this day with the workshop we had on Monday.
There were a few people asking for guidance about setting up certain devices with parental locks, so here is a leaflet with some more information about these.
This information, along with more specific instructions for safety settings with devices and apps can be found here: https://www.internetmatters.org/parental-controls/
Please take a look on individual class pages to see more photos of our day.
Safer Internet Day
As Safer Internet Day looms it is worth considering how confident other adults involved in our children's lives are when it comes to dealing with online safety issues. With this in mind I thought I would share this helpful leaflet with you which may be useful to pass on to other family members who may feel that technology is a little beyond them.
It may also be worth getting your children to teach these family members about what they are using and how some of their favourite apps work. You never know, you may also learn something new!
December 2018 Online Safety Newsletter
September 2018 Online Safety Newsletter
STOP Bullying award
January 2018 Newsletter
Live streaming - 19/12/2017
Live streaming has become increasingly easy to do with many platforms now allowing you to film yourself live. With this in mind ThinkuKnow has created some information about this. Please have a look at the PowerPoint for more information about this and how to support your child with platforms that allow live streaming, the risks involved, or how to educate them about what to do if they come across a live stream with unwanted content.
Click the image below to download information for parents and carers.
Online Safety News September 2017
Please click the link to view and download the latest e-safety magazine.
Unite for a safer Internet
To celebrate Safer Internet Day 2017 the Anti- Bully Ambassadors have put together a short film to help you remember a few important tips when using the internet to share images or videos.
The most important things you can do in order to help your child have fun and stay safe are the following;
- Set up a family agreement for internet usage. Limit the time spent on devices with access to this.
- Talk to your children openly about what you are doing and what they are doing on the internet.
- Keep your security settings up to date, checking them regularly as they often change when apps are updated.
- Turn off geotagging services.
- Ensure your children understand what could be dangerous to include in any images they upload, for example school uniforms, street names or car registrations.
- Talk to your children about where to report things they find on the internet which they don't quite like, or conversations sent that they are not comfortable. The IWF and CEOP are the main places to do this.
- Watch videos on the Think You Know website which are regularly updated to tackle current issues and also split into age categories.
- Continue to relay the message that the internet is a very fun way to lea
Some new resources to help promote e-safety at home have recently been shared with us or updated, follow the links below to access some very useful websites to encourage children to use the Internet with care and safely.
What is Pokemon Go?
Click to view and download our information regarding Pokemon Go.
NSPCC Update Net Aware Resources
The NSPCC have re-launched the excellent Net Aware guide. Net Aware is a simple guide to the social networks, sites and apps children use, based on parents’ experiences and the views of young people. The NSPCC hope that in providing parents with up-to-date information about the sites most commonly used by young people, parents and carers will be able talk to their children about staying safe on those platforms, as well as encouraging providers to take action to make their sites as safe as possible for children.
The NSPCC will also be launching a Net Aware app, which will be available to download from iTunes and Google play stores within the coming weeks.
Resources for Parents/Carers (March 2016)
Young people and social networking sites (Leaflet) - A guide for parents, carers and teachers about the safe and responsible use of social networking sites.
Keeping Young Children Safe Online – 8 frequently asked questions to provide you with useful information and tips to keep children safe online.
Parents and Carers resource sheet - This A4 factsheet for parents and cares provides a list of useful websites and online resources where you can find out more about social networking, smartphones and tablets, gaming devices, downloading, parental controls and where to get help or report concerns.
Wayne Denner YouTube eSafety new videos
Snapchat - How to change the privacy on who can see your Snaps on Snapchat. This short video looks and how to update and change privacy on Snapchat
YouTube Restricted Mode – How to set up restricted access on YouTube
eSafety with Smartphone Apps - The Digital Dilemma Episode 1
Snapchat, Tinder & OoVoo eSafety - The Digital Dilemma Episode 2
eSafery Tips for Parents & Messaging Apps - The Digital Dilemma Episode 3
How to protect & manage your Online Reputation - The Digital Dilemma Episode 4
Age restrictions for social media platforms
Internetmatters.com have produced an extensive guide that covers nearly all devices in the home. It explains the features and benefits of the device and what specific content can be restricted.
You can get information about each device individually online: https://www.internetmatters.org/controls/interactive-guide/
or the free resource which contains 94 pages of up to date guides on parental controls can be downloaded here: https://cdn.internetmatters.org/downloads/99a8efe18e30cf24ffee3dfd60e8ca8b.pdf
We have been promoting internet safety across school this half term and would like to share the good work we have done from Reception to Year 6. Thank you to all the parents who came in to look at the displays produced the children worked very hard on these. Also a big well done to our Anti-bullying ambassadors who led the Safer Internet Day assembly.
This is the work produced by our Y5 and Y6 and is on display in the HUB.
This work was produced by 4P and is on display in their classroom. They even made some games to go with it.
This display was created by the 'SMART crew' of class 3/4E and is on display just outside their classroom.
Class 2/3W worked hard to produce this display which is on display in their classroom.
These displays are on display in the foyer outside 2G and 1W and show how the children of these classes know how to make the internet a safer place to be.
Even the very youngest members of our school looked at staying safe. This display was produced by RVG and is on display in their classroom.
NSPCC launch ‘Share Aware’ campaign
Parents’ concerns about social networking sites popular with children are revealed, as the NSPCC launches its Share Aware campaign to get families talking about socialising safely online.
An NSPCC panel of more than 500 parents from Mumsnet reviewed 48 of these sites and said all those aimed at adults and teenagers were too easy for children under 13 to sign-up to. On more than 40 per cent of the sites, the panel struggled to locate privacy, reporting and safety information. At least three quarters of parents surveyed by the NSPCC found sexual, violent, or other inappropriate content on Sickipedia, Omegle, Deviant Art, and F my Life within half an hour of logging into the sites. Those aimed at younger children, like Club Penguin, Moshi Monsters, Popjam and Bearville, fared better and parents did not find any unsuitable content on them. The NSPCC also asked just under 2,000 children and young people which social networking sites they used. Talking to strangers or sexual content were the main concerns mentioned by children. But they also thought the minimum age limit for signing up to many sites should be higher, despite saying they’d used the sites when they were underage.
The NSPCC has used the reviews to create a new online guide to help inform parents about the risks of different social networking sites used by children.
Peter Wanless, CEO of the NSPCC, said: “Children are taught from an early age that it is good to share but doing so online can be very dangerous. We must all be Share Aware. This Christmas many children will have been given a smart phone, a tablet computer, or a games console. So it’s the perfect opportunity for parents to have that important conversation with their children about who they are talking to and what they share when they socialise online. We know that children do take risks online, sometimes without realising it. And we know some parents feel confused by the internet – out of their depth, and out of control. Our Share Aware campaign gives parents straightforward, no-nonsense advice that will help them to untangle the web and feel confident talking to their children about online safety. Keeping children safe online is the biggest child protection challenge of this generation. Parents have a vital role to play but we want social networking sites to respond to parental concerns about their children’s safety and privacy. The NSPCC will continue to challenge and work with internet companies and the Government to make the internet a safer place for children.”
The NSPCC’s Share Aware campaign is aimed at parents of 8 to 12-year-old children. Parents are encouraged to visit the Net Aware website, find out more about the NSPCC campaign at www.nspcc.org.uk/shareaware and join the debate on social media by following #ShareAware.
Anyone looking for advice about keeping children safe online, or concerned about the safety and welfare of a child, can contact the NSPCC’s 24-hour helpline on 0808 800 5000 or email email@example.com Children worried about online safety or any other problems can call the free, 24-hour helpline on 0800 1111 or get help online at www.childline.org.uk