The safety of our pupils is paramount and one of the health and safety aspects which we teach our pupils is about internet safety.
Here you can find out how you can help keep your child keep safe whilst they are using the internet.
How to stay secure when using Zoom
- Do not share the link or the meeting ID on public platforms (and if you share photos of the meeting make sure the ID is not visible)
- Never use the personal meeting ID, instead allow Zoom to create a random number for each meeting
- Add a meeting password
- Set screen sharing to "host only"
- Disable file transfer
- Disable "join before host"
- Disable "allow removed participants to rejoin"
- Also, read the terms and conditions before signing up!
Remember to stay safe whilst using the internet!
Below are some useful links/updates:
Staying Safe Online - Activity Pack
Tik Tok – deep fakes – making children aware – being aware of the accessible technology that children are using: https://www.businessinsider.com/deepfakes-are-showing-up-on-the-popular-video-app-tiktok-2020-2?r=US&IR=T
Online safety videos to share and talk about with your child: https://www.webwise.ie/classroom-videos/
The governments initial response to the white paper – online harm: https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/online-harms-white-paper/public-feedback/online-harms-white-paper-initial-consultation-response
Parent guides: Instagram, Snapchat, WhatsApp and TikTok
The NSPCC and O2 have launched a campaign to illustrate how innocent searches online can lead to not so innocent results. This highlights how using parental controls to block or filter content can help keep children safe online and includes information on how to set up parental controls on mobiles and tablets, home computers, search engines and games consoles.
Netware is a good parents' guide to the social networks children and young people use.
As we all prepare for Christmas, we know that the use of technology will inevitably rise. To help you be as prepared as you can and be as safe as you can please use the following website link to help. This is the PS5 page for parental settings but here is advice and support for all devices and gaming elements.
The article below will also be useful to help guide you on the purchase of games for consoles
Supporting online activity for children with SEND