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How to keep your child safe - School Parent Meeting Powerpoint

Cyber-bullying

 

Cyber-bullying (also called 'online bullying') is when a person or a group of people use the internet, email, online games or any other form of digital technology to threaten, tease, upset or humiliate someone else.

 

The links below can provide more information about the issue of cyber-bullying.

Internet Safety

 

There are lots of posters, leaflets and activities for you to do at home with your children to help safeguard them from any internet dangers. Please contact the school if you require more information or support about how to ensure that your children are 'online-safe'.

 

Phone and Tablets - How to set restrictions on an iphone

Facebook

 

We would like to provide you with information about online social networks, particularly Facebook.

 

The terms on Facebook's website state: "You will not use Facebook if you are under 13" and "You will not use Facebook to bully, intimidate or harass any user".

 

We at school want to do all we can to educate our children to the dangers of any social networking tool. Although we can become involved in helping to prevent issues, we cannot take responsibility for many of the actions which happen on Facebook, as they happen off school premises and out of school hours. To help our parents and carers with this, we have different documents available to download which can help keep children safe at home, particularly if they have a Facebook account.

Gaming

The use of Gaming as a social networking tool is certainly a growing trend. Please download the information below to help you check that safety considerations in the home are being made if children are using gaming for this purpose.

Instagram

 

As shown below, Instagram has many inherent dangers in its use, especially if children do not have all issues discussed with them.

 

Please note that Instagram require all children to be at least 13 to have an account.

Snapchat

 

We would like to advise that Snapchat's use regulations say that a person must be 13 to use it.

 

Also, please be aware of a potentially dangerous feature called 'Snap Map'. If the location services within Snapchat are not turned off, then the user's exact location will be made public to other users. This is a most concerning feature.

 

We advise that all our children do not use Snapchat. However, if you are consistently supervising their use and have explained all dangers associated with Snapchat, please could you ensure that the location feature is switched off.

Other Apps

 

There are many Apps available for download. Most are fun, harmless and indeed useful. However, some can also create risks for children in their use. Please download any of the documents below to find out more information.

Links

 

In September 2015, the government launched a new online tool to give parents advice and tips on preparing their children for adult life. It includes lots of information on how to keep children safe online, including the use of 'Minecraft'.

 

Please click on the link below for more information about this. 

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