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SAFETY NEWSLETTER March 2021

Safety concerns with Omegle App

Keeping your child safe online while they are off school

 

Dear Parents and Carers

The digital or ‘virtual’ world is a very exciting and ever changing experience for both our youngsters and ourselves. The potential and real dangers of the internet and of other digital communication is constantly there and developing in new and unexpected ways.

To keep up to date with the latest information we have subscribed to an Online Safety booklet which includes an overview of key parental controls.  

At school we try to ‘educate’ our youngsters, encouraging them to use and exploit the fantastic resources but to also be aware of the potential dangers and pitfalls. To help in this aim, the school provides learning opportunities about cyberbullying/cyber safety in a series of lessons and assemblies. All year groups have received this information. 

Research shows that a school’s influence though is only about 20%. Your role, in talking through your child’s digital ‘behaviours’ is vastly more influential and we would really encourage you to be having regular conversations, debates and ‘show and tells’ with your children.

You will find some information and suggestions below and we would strongly advise you to attend one of our regular internet safety evenings. Please be as involved in your child’s virtual life as you are in their real one; the dangers AND the benefits are just as important.

Remote and online safety

Thinkuknow: supporting you to deliver online safety education

We hope you are keeping well during these difficult and uncertain times.

With children and young people relying on their tech at home for learning and entertainment during lockdown, it remains vital to keep conversations about online safety going and raise awareness of reporting routes if something goes wrong.

Here's a summary of the Thinkuknow resources available to you to deliver remote learning, education in your setting, and help parents and carers to support their child at home.

Online safety at home packs

Simple 15 minute activities families can do to support their child's online safety at home. Packs are available for ages 4 to 14+. Parents can also watch our video guides on different online safety topics.

Online safety toolkits

For face-to-face learning:

Bitesize activities and worksheets based on our home activity packs that you can deliver to children and young people face-to-face in your education setting. The toolkits can be used with ages 5 to 14+.

NEW for online learning:

Adapted versions of our online safety toolkits for ages 5 to 10 with editable slides and video lessons for use on your online learning platform. 

Further resources for use with secondary-aged young people coming soon.

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NEW: reporting to CEOP video for teens

A short video for secondary-aged young people explaining the CEOP reporting process, including what to expect if they make a report.
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