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E-Safety Class News

28th Jan 2022
This term we have been talking about the internet and what we might use it for. We...

E-Safety Updates

June Online Safety Parental Newsletter (7th Jun 2022)

With the summer fast approaching this months newsletter takes into account the age ratings of games and what this means about the features that they may include. Continue to be aware about chat rooms within these games and encourage your child to speak about what they are doing while playing. Ensure your child is confident to report or block players within their games and inform a trusted adult if anything or anybody is making them feel uncomfortable.

May Online Safety Parental Newsletter (4th May 2022)

This months newsletter highlights discussing with your children Pop Ups and Adverts while playing games, watching YouTube or even browsing the internet. It is important that they understand why they should not click on them and to always seek advice from a trusted adult. A little rhyme we use in school to help remember this rule is, 'before you tap and click, you better stop and think and tell someone.'

April Online Safety Parental Newsletter (1st Apr 2022)

With many more children using YouTube, Aprils newsletter is highlighting the importance of supporting your child when they use apps that may not be age appropriate. Ensure that the appropriate settings have been selected such as, whether the videos they record are public or private. Talking about what to do if they read negative comments or view something that is inappropriate. Restricting what your child can view through Google will also make YouTube safer. These tips will help your child stay safe when browsing the internet and encourage them to become a great digital role model.

March Online Safety Parental Newsletter (2nd Mar 2022)

This month our online safety newsletter is encouraging us to be aware of a recent game called Poppy Playtime. This game is not suitable for young children due to its graphic nature. Your child may not be playing this game but will be made aware of it through YouTube and games such as Roblox. There is more information on the app Snapchat as well as parental information and guidance on how to support children with SEND browse and use the internet safely.

February Online Safety Parental Newsletter (6th Feb 2022)

With February highlighting online safety, this months newsletter discusses the importance of social media and chatting to strangers online. While online we should be encouraging our children to be kind and show them strategies to help keep them safe, such as telling an adult, reporting as well as blocking comments and people. Remember to treat others as you would expect to be treated, healthy online spaces start with kind and positive words.

January Online Safety Parental Newsletter (10th Jan 2022)

With the start of a new year the January newsletter discusses the importance of informing your children and yourselves about staying safe while using apps and social media. Discussing with your child how to block and report when using an app, as well as setting up parental controls to ensure that your child is exploring within a safe environment.

December Online Safety Parental Newsletter (7th Dec 2021)

The December Online Safety Newsletter discusses parental controls for phones and gadgets within your home. With November focusing on Anti-Bullying there is also advice about being kind online as well as potential risks of communicating with others online.

November Online Safety Parental Newsletter (6th Feb 2022)

Have a read of our E-Safety Newsletters for November. There are some top tips for keeping your child safe online as well as links to other websites. There is also some up to date information on games or current series that your children may be watching or being exposed to through Youtube, Minecraft or Roblox. 


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