At Queenswell Junior School we believe Online Safety is extremely important. We work very hard to support our children in learning about the online world and the possible dangers they may encounter.
Our online safety focus for the first half of the Summer Term 2019 is Be Internet Alert: Check it's For Real. Children will learn to understand that online content isn't always honest or reliable and is sometimes even deliberately designed to steal personal information. Children will work on how to stay safe online by spotting clues that something may be suspicious, misleading or a scam.
There have been a number of press reports recently about different apps and websites that are not suitable for children.
We advise that you:
are always aware of the age restrictions on the apps/websites that your children are using and talk to them about what they do online.
setup privacy settings and be aware that when things are posted online they can be copied and shared by others.
block and report users or posts that are worrying or upsetting to the website/app.
Further advice can be found at:
We celebrated Safer Internet Day 2019 on Tuesday 5th February. The theme was: Together for a better internet. During computing lessons over the week of 4/2/19 - 7/2/19 children focussed on Understanding consent in a digital world.
All classes have successfully taken part in their first Be Internet Legends online safety lesson. A selection of pupils across the school were asked for feedback about the lessons and they were very positive.
"We liked working together in groups."
"We learnt more about how to be safe online."
"We can use our BLP skills."
"We did a variety of different activities and learnt from them."
There are also sections on "Ask the experts: your digital dilemmas and Don’t panic! What to do if…"
NSPPC NetAware have reviewed the most popular sites, apps and games that children and young people use, e.g. Minecraft, Instagram & WhatsApp. Click the image below to find out more information about content suitability, age ratings, quotes from parents, children and young people.
If you are worried about online abuse, the way someone has been communicating with someone you know online or child exploitation you can report it to CEOP.
Parent Info from CEOP and Parent Zone provides expert information to help children and young people stay safe online. Take a look at the latest Parent Info feed below for all their latest articles and frequently updated content.