Tik Tok Advice for Parents
We have heard lots of children discussing the popular APP TikTok, and it is clearly used by many children at home. Here is some advice guidelines for Parents.
Safer Internet Day 11th February 2020
The children this year celebrated the theme #freetobeme on Tuesday 11th February 2020.
Key Stage 1 children had an assembly with Miss Westhead where they explored how they can do all the things they enjoy online while still kepping their identitiy safe. They found out how using an avatar instead of their own photo and a nickname rather than their real names help to keep their personal identity safe.
The computing ambassadors delivered the Key Stage 2 assembly where they considered what parts of our identity we share and how we can stay safe when online. They played the 'Have you ever game' with questions such as, "Have you ever....used a filter online? used an emoji? created a character?" They discussed what things are sensible to share and what might not be safe and why.
The key messages delivered reinforced that if you are ever worried or unsure about something online talk to an adult.
The internet is a fantastic place overflowing with knowledge, games and communities of people, and just like pupils across the country, the pupils here at St. Annes spend a great deal of time using the internet within school and at home. This is why it is important pupils learn how to be safe when browsing online and becoming members of online communities.
One way to make browsing the internet safer at home is to use a 'safe search' search engine.
Below are links to search engines designed for children to use on the internet.
We also encourage parents to set up filtering on their home internet. To learn how to do this for the major providers of internet please click the text below.
In school, children learn about E-Safety through a scheme of lessons along with assemblies. We also encourage parents/carers to talk to their children about how to behave safety when online, to ensure pupils remain safe when browsing at home.
Our aim is to ensure that our children know to report any inappropriate content, contact or conduct they encounter online to CEOP (Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre) and clicking the 'report' button.
CEOP also has a great website of information on E-Safety for parents. Please click the link below to visit the page.
The website provides excellent clear guidance for children about E-Safety, so please click on the following link and have a read: there are separate sites for Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2.
NSPCC NetAware is a parent’s guide to the social networks your children use. Stay up to date and keep your child safe in today’s digital world. If you go on the link below you can search a site, game or app to find out more e.g. Instagram
We would like to make you aware of the Doki Doki literature club - a visual novel game advised by makers as not suitable for children.
Please be aware of the following information issued by the NSPCC regarding the latest online gaming exerience 'Fortnite' which is popular among many children. We advise all parents to read this information and use it to help you protect your children and keep them safe online.
Click on the image below to access the information from the NSPCC: