Category E-Safety

21
Sep

We hear a lot about the negative effects on children of using the internet but it can also be a positive thing. Here’s our guide for parents on helping your child thrive online.

Staying in touch For families who can’t always be together – separated parents or far-away grandparents, for instance – the internet lets you stay closer than ever before. Checking in with regular video chats or sharing photos with each other online is a great way to stay connected when you can’t be together in person. …

14
Sep

Band Runner – A fun tool to help your child solve online safety dilemmas.

Band Runner is an interactive game from UK child protection agency NCA-CEOP’s Thinkuknow education programme. It is designed to help 8-10-year-olds learn how to stay safer online. Players run through school collecting stars for points, using their guitars to eliminate all obstacles in their path as they try and make it to their next gig. …

13
Jul

Ditto Magagzine on E-Safety June Edition 2018

Ditto Online Safety Magazine June Issue 2018
6
Jul

YouTube Advice for Parents

For many children of primary school age, YouTube is their go-to source of pop culture and entertainment. There are millions of videos, and so many channels, it is impossible to make sure everything is appropriate for your child to watch. However, there are ways you can try to limit your child’s access to the full …

22
Jun

Internet Matters Parents Advice Leaflets

Children use the internet in different ways depending on their age and so Internet Matters have developed checklists for parents that give you top tips on how to help them stay safe.   These can be accessed below:

18
May

What are parental controls and how can they help children stay safe online?

Parental controls are a key part of a parent’s online safety toolkit, although they’re not a one-stop solution to staying safe. Talking to your children, encouraging responsible behaviour and building their digital resilience so they know what to do if bad things happen are all essential, but controls are a great first step to helping protect young children, in …

11
May

NSPCC Internet Aware Advice for Parents

The NSPCC  has produced advice about staying up to date with social networks that your children might be accessing.  It covers sites such as Clash of Clans, Discord, Facetime, Instagram etc.  The website gives advice on staying safe for you and your children. Visit: https://www.net-aware.org.uk/

4
May

Fortnite Game Advice for Parents

It has been brought to our attention that pupils in Upper Key Stage 2 are talking about the game Fortnite, as mentioned in previous newsletters. As with many online games, Fortnite: Battle Royale comes with risks to children and young people. The game is PEGI rated at 12+ however, there is no proof of age required, which …

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