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Please have a look at the link below for fantastic resources and advice to help keep your children safe.

 

http://www.theparentzone.co.uk/school

22nd June 2018

E-Safety Tip of the Week

Following the World Cup kicking off in spectacular fashion, this week we are sharing a link to a ‘football special’ online safety guide from the National Online Safety Team. It is important to stay vigilant online and make sure children are aware of the potential dangers that they may be exposed to during large sporting events.

https://nationalonlinesafety.com/resources/platform-guides/football-guide/

14th June 2018

E-Safety Tip of the Week

This week we are sharing another parents guide from the National Online Safety team. This deals with a popular online game called PlayerUnknown’s Battleground also known as PUBG. Please follow this link to the guide:

https://nationalonlinesafety.com/resources/platform-guides/pubg-parents-guide/

8th June 2018

E-Safety Tip of the Week

This week we are sharing another guide from the National Online Safety team. This is about ‘Live Streaming’ – a growing trend amongst children and young people across the globe. Please follow this link to access the guide https://nationalonlinesafety.com/resources/platform-guides/live-streaming-guide-for-parents/

 

25th May 2018

E-Safety Tip of the Week

This week we are sharing a link from the National Online Safety Website regarding Instagram. https://nationalonlinesafety.com/resources/platform-guides/instagram-guide-for-parents/

18th May 2018

E-Safety Tip of the Week

This week we are sharing a link from National Online Safety about screen addiction. The link will take you to a downloadable guide, which gives lots of information and tips to help your children.

https://nationalonlinesafety.com/resources/platform-guides/screen-addiction-guide-for-parents/

11th May 2018

E-safety Tip of the Week

This week we are sharing information about the popular online game Fortnite. Although this game does have a PEGI rating of 12, which means it is not recommended for children under that age, we are aware that children younger than this are playing the game. This link gives information to help you keep your child safe https://www.net-aware.org.uk/news/fortnite-all-you-need-know/

4th May 2018

E-Safety Tip of the Week

Kids, do not fill out forms online without consulting your parents or teachers. There are websites which seek personal information and which use this information for marketing or other commercial purposes. Always check a website's privacy statement. This describes what a website will do with your information.

27th April 2018

E-Safety Tip of the Week

This week we are sharing a link to a free guide created by the National Online Safety Team about Snapchat. This social media app has been flagged by the NSPCC & Humberside Police as being one of the main sources of online grooming incidents over the past 6 months in the region, with the youngest victim recorded just seven years old.
The guide informs parents about the dangers associated with the social media platform, and how they can reduce the associated risks, including sexting, snap map and snap streaks. Below is the link to the free guide:
https://nationalonlinesafety.us16.list-manage.com/track/click?u=2c75458b4927d513cbb744c23&id=113ae47348&e=97510aa347

 

20th April 2018

E-Safety Tip of the Week

Search safely - Use safe search engines such as swiggle.org or kids-search.com. Safe search settings and also be activated on Google and other search engines as well as YouTube. You can find out more at google.co.uk/safetycentre.

29th March 2018

E-Safety Tip of the Week

A lot of sites you visit will say, “remember password for this site”. If you do, the next person to use this computer could go straight into your account. Passwords are there to protect you, if you let the site, the browser or your computer remember it there is no point in having it. Use your brain to remember passwords!

16th March 2018

E-Safety Tip of the Week

Watch Out for WiFi – Quick and easy to use WiFi lets you do whatever you want while you’re on the move. Make sure you are using a secure WiFi because if you’re not, people can tap into whatever you are doing or looking at. They could even hack your device.

9th March 2018

E-Safety Tip of the Week

This week we would like to make you aware of a helpline which is available to give advice and practical help with regards to e-safety. Whether you want to set up parental controls, adjust privacy settings or get advice on social networks, experts from the free O2 & NSPCC helpline are there to help. The helpilne number is 0808 800 5002.

16th February 2018

E-Safety Tip of the Week

Apps are great! Some are useful and others are just great to play but some can harm your phone or device. These are called ‘rogue’ apps and they can look just like real apps but they can steal information, make your phone not work properly and make expensive calls without you knowing. Make sure you only download apps from the real store and look for reviews.

9th February 2018

E-Safety Tip of the Week

This week we are sharing some interesting articles regarding video gaming and screen time. The first article includes tips on keeping your child safe whilst gaming and the second and third articles from an Australian website give advice on quality screen time and video gaming problems you may come across.

https://www.internetmatters.org/advice/online-gaming/

http://raisingchildren.net.au/articles/healthy_video_gaming.html/context/480

http://raisingchildren.net.au/articles/screen_time_2-5_years.html/context/480

2nd February 2018

E-Safety Tip of the Week

New friends can be exciting but before you really get to know them, it is important to still keep your private information safe. Remember, it’s difficult to always be sure that people online are who they say they are. When you first meet people online, it’s always good to be careful.

26th January 2018

E-safety Tip of the Week

If you have a phone or computer of your own you should lock them when you are not using them. If you leave them unlocked anyone can see your private messages, photos, phone numbers, texts and other stuff you like. They could delete or steal information or just play tricks on you! It only takes a second to lock them and then you know you're safe.

19th January 2018

E-Safety Tip of The Week

Sometimes a window will pop up on your computer saying that you have a virus and you need to run a scan to get rid of it. This is Scareware. It tries to trick you by saying this so you click and download something. They will probably ask for money too. It looks real and professional but inside it could be dangerous.

12th January 2018

This term we are going to carry on with our weekly E-Safety tips for you.

E-Safety Tip of The Week 

Social media is a useful tool but there are age restrictions for very good reasons. Facebook rules state that you should be 13 or more to have an account with them. The law doesn’t allow them to have under 13s on their site. If Facebook know that you are under age they will close your account.

22nd December - E-Safety update

E-Safety

We have a few Christmas tips that we would like to share with you in our final newsletter of the year. Please follow these links via the newsletter on our website or copy into your internet browser.

https://www.nspcc.org.uk/preventing-abuse/keeping-children-safe/online-safety/parental-controls/

https://parentzone.org.uk/article/choosing-right-console-games-christmas

https://www.gov.uk/government/news/keep-children-safe-online-this-christmas-top-tips

8th December

E-Safety Tip of the Week

Make your passwords really hard to guess. A hard to guess password will keep you even safer, so don’t use obvious things like you dog’s name or your Mum’s name. Try something that is about the site. If it’s a football site, you might use “itsmyball” and to make it even harder you could change some of the letters to numbers – “1tsmyb4ll”. It’s easy to do but hard to guess!

1st December

E-Safety Tips

For the rest of this term we will be including an e-safety tip in this newsletter each week. The Internet is amazing but just like the real world, not everyone has our best interests at heart, so we will be helping you and your children to stay safe by sharing tips.

Tip 1 - Don’t be tricked into giving away personal details. When you answer emails, texts or phone calls make sure you keep who you are & where you live a secret, unless you really know the person well. People might use information you give them to pretend to be you.

17th November update

E-Safety

We take e-safety very seriously here at Pinders Primary and we would like to bring to your attention this no nonsense guide to helping your child stay safe whilst using apps and social media. This website, brought to you by the NSPCC, gives lots of information and advice regarding the different social media apps available http://www.net-aware.org.uk/

11th November

E-Safety

All parents should have received a copy of Digital Parenting magazine this week. The magazine contains help and advice on how you can help to keep your children safe online and information such as the Digital Life Skills article, which can be found on pages 12 & 13 of the magazine.

July 17 - Snap Chat Update - Important safety information for parents.

Please read more on http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-40382876

The school has robust E-safety provision in place, which are constantly updated in line with national and regional guidance.

 

Mint Support provide our school systems, which include software that monitors use of hardware, software, internet searches and e-mails. We have a strong curriculum policy for computing which includes half termly lessons on E-Safety for pupils from Upper Foundation Stage to Year 6. School IT equipment for use by children have visual cue cards to support children in using the internet safely.

 

We are mindful that many parents ask us in school about keeping children safe online. With this in mind, we will be hosting a series of e-safety briefings for parents in school.  If you have any concerns regarding E-Safety, please do not hesitate to contact us.

 

 

Broadband providers
All broadband and mobile phone providers provide free parental controls to help you manage your internet at home.

The NSPCC have an excellent page that gives more details about parental controls on different devices https://www.nspcc.org.uk/preventing-abuse/keeping-children-safe/online-safety/parental-controls/
 For help setting up parental controls at home it may help to contact your broadband provider.

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