It can be challenging to ensure that your child is using technology safely, so you will find below some links that should help you, whether it's judging if something is appropriate for your child or how they are using technology.
It is always a good time to have a family agreement about the use of technology. A family agreement is a great way to start a conversation with your whole family about how you all use the internet and discuss together how to behave in a positive way when online at home, at school or at a friend’s house. A good example is the Child net Family Agreement which can be found here: http:// www.childnet.com/resources/family-agreement
Please find below links which we hope will be of great benefit to you:
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We know that Fortnite: Battle Royale is currently very popular with children. Please find attached our advice leaflet about this game which, we believe, can have some unpleasant issues attached to it.
Grooming happens both online and in person. Groomers will hide their true intentions and may spend a long time gaining a child's trust. Groomers may try to gain the trust of a whole family to allow them to be left alone with a child and if they work with children they may use similar tactics with their colleagues.
Groomers do this by:
They may also use secrets and intimidation to control children or online social networks
Things you may noticeIf you're worried that a child is being abused, watch out for any unusual behaviour.
Safer Internet Day 2018 was celebrated globally on Tuesday 6th February 2018 with the slogan “Create, Connect and Share Respect: A better internet starts with you” and it provided a fantastic opportunity to engage with children about their digital lives. As a school we feel that an ongoing conversation with your children about internet safety is extremely important. Please find below a Parent's Pack that we hope you will enjoy and use to keep your child safe.
Please find opposite an online safety newsletter that we hope will be of interest to you and keep you up to date with fresh information.
Remember, you can always talk to a parent, carer or teacher if you are worried about how you use or how friends are using technology.