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Online Safety

Changes to WhatsApp

  WhatsApp is raising it’s minimum age limit in the EU. At present, WhatsApp does not ask users their age when they join, nor does it cross-reference their Facebook or Instagram accounts to find out. Read more on http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-43888647#  

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Fortnite – Playing safely online

Credit to Childnet International for the article. Read the whole thing here: http://www.childnet.com/blog/a-parents-guide-to-fortnite-battle-royale and link to other advice, reviews and videos. What is Fortnite? Fortnite is an online game, Battle Royale is a part of Fortnite where players do not have to pay to play. In Battle Royal, the free segment of Fortnite, 100 players compete…

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Online Safety Pledges

We asked some of our children to make some video pledges about how to keep themselves and others safe whilst having fun online. Here are just a few for you to watch. We hope you enjoy them. Our children have some sound advice that we should all take note of. Well done everyone.  😀  (Look…

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Advice Guides for some Popular Online sites

We hope some of these guides are useful and give you something to think about.  Kik https://parentinfo.org/article/a-parents-guide-to-kik-messenger WhatsApp https://parentinfo.org/article/whatsapp-a-guide-for-parents-and-carers ooVoo https://parentinfo.org/article/oovoo-everything-you-need-to-know ask.fm https://parentinfo.org/article/askfm-what-you-need-to-know Music.aly https://parentinfo.org/article/a-parents-guide-to-musically Pokémon https://parentinfo.org/article/pok-mon-go-a-parents-guide  Snapchat – FAQs https://parentinfo.org/article/snapchat-faqs Making Snapchat work for you https://parentinfo.org/article/making-snapchat-work-for-you Snapchat: what to do if you’re worried https://parentinfo.org/article/snapchat-what-to-do-if-you-re-worried Instagram – FAQs https://parentinfo.org/article/instagram-faqs Instagram: what are the issues? https://parentinfo.org/article/instagram-what-are-the-issues FIFA16 https://parentzone.org.uk/article/fifa-review Skype https://parentzone.org.uk/article/skype YouNow https://parentinfo.org/article/a-parents-guide-to-younow YouTube Kids https://parentzone.org.uk/article/review-youtube-kids

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An update from 4b

At the end of last term we had an open morning about being safe on line. Thank you to the grown ups that visited and assisted us. There were activities to help us think about things we should and shouldn’t do to stay safe. We did word searches, completed a footprint showing what we have…

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Who is Sam?

With the increased threat of offenders using online live streaming platforms there is a need to educate children about the associated risks. CEOP want to help parents and carers protect their children from online offenders like Sam, the fictional narrator of the animation, who targets children online and quickly builds trust with them. The short…

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Parent/Carer Online Safety Survey 2018

Hello all parents/carers Please would you be able to help us out by taking our short Online Safety Survey about how our children are using the Internet at home. Thank you very much. Your input is really valuable.  

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Gaming

This year there are so many exciting  games and consoles around, there is a good chance you might have one in your house. Whether a DS, Nintendo Switch or PS4, there is something for everyone, and every age. Consider whether your child is mature enough to join an online community, and whether the games they…

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You Tube – Important Information

You may have seen news reports about inappropriate children’s videos on YouTube. These are videos that, at first, appear to be for children, as they include cartoon characters such as Peppa Pig, or characters from Disney films such as Frozen. However, later on the videos become violent or disturbing. One, for example, shows Peppa Pig…

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