Apps and Social Media

Throughout the year, we remind children of the need to stay safe online. We understand that for parents of children, particularly in KS2 (upper KS2 even more so), that there are a lot of apps that children might be discovering on their phones/tablets/laptops as they start to hear about the world of social media. 

This may be concerning if you hear about your children talking about apps that you have not heard of before. However, if you do happen to notice apps on your child's devices or hear them talking about them, use this website below if you want to inform yourself on what they are:

https://www.net-aware.org.uk/

This is a great website and gives you useful information such as:

 

                     Staying safe online 

EYFS/KS1

   

This video is great to demonstrate to children in EYFS/KS1 about the dangers of

pop-up ads. Free games and learning apps tend to be filled with ads, so it is important

to let your children know not to click on them and that, unfortunately, they often exist 

simply to trick people into giving information or money away.

 

 

                                  KS2

 Year 3/4 

A great top 10 video for those in year 3 or 4 who may be starting to explore the internet. 

These are great tips to make sure that all children stay safe, make sensible choices

and are responsible online. There is also a link at the end that parents might want

to visit with their children to learn some more information. 

 

Year 5/6

This video is good for those in year 5/6 who may be aware of the 

existence of Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat and other social media

platforms. It talks about why it is wrong to lie about your age, the

danger that could potentially put you in and why it is not always 

good to follow your friends, especially when you know you shouldn't.

 

Talking to your children

Please talk to your children about the wonders of the internet so that they 

can enjoy discovering and learning about the world around them.

At the same time, please make sure you discuss with your children how 

to stay safe, make sensible choices online, remember that people online

are still strangers and to be responsible members of the online community.

 

NSPCC Online Safety

The NSPCC has teamed up with O2 in a campaign to keep children safe online. Their website

is full of information such as how to talk to your children about staying safe online, 

setting up parental controls and of course a helpline if children have any concerns they

wish to talk about. 

 

    Reporting an Issue Anonymously

 

            Anonymous Reporting Parents

 

 Text message to anonymously report issues to you via SMS by texting MAN2 + your message to 078600 21584.

          Policies and Useful documents 
Please see below our E-safety policy that highlights our important

   guidelines regarding the use of social networking for parents. 

 

                               E-SAFETY_GUIDANCE_Sept_2018.pdf

 

E-Safety Newsletters 

Digital Parenting - Issue 1

Digital parenting - Issue 2

Digital Parenting - Special edition

Digital Parenting - Issue 3