Online Safety Day – 5th February 2019!
This week, we have had a number of assemblies in school all about how we can be safe when using the internet in the run up to national Safer Internet Day on Tuesday 5th February 2019.
Every class will follow an online safety programme of study during the course of the year, but it will be a particular focus next week with children taking part in role play scenarios, watching informative videos and completing tasks where they will learn about the possible risks and dangers when online (age appropriate), along with promoting the educational benefits and fun they can also have on the internet.
As a school, we often become quickly aware of the latest crazes with certain new apps, websites or computer games that sweep the nation and excite our children. We will always endeavour to help you stay up to date with these and help guide you through the possible risks and online implications. The National Online Safety Centre often has very useful tips and guides for you to download and read about new apps or games, along with general online safety advice - https://nationalonlinesafety.com/
Please see a letter below, which was sent out to all parents, with some helpful advice on keeping your children's devices secure and how you can try to protect your child when they are using search engines on the internet. We also included the following links to the National Online Safety Centre's newest guides on 'Battle Royale' (a free section of the hugely popular 'Fortnite' game) and 'Twitch' (a game-focused live-streaming service). 'Twitch' is a website where you can watch your favourite gamers play different games and give advice on strategy and playability. The links for these guides have also been included below -