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 second half of the Autumn Term 2018 is Respect Each Other (Be Internet Kind) from our new online safety scheme of work, Be Internet Legends. We will be focussing on this during anti cyber bullying week.
In the Autumn first half term all children took part in their first online safety lesson of the year and one of the issues that came up is:
This is one of the Queenswell Junior School online safety rules.
We want to remind parents that Fortnite has a PEGI rating of 12+ and the task at hand is to shoot and kill other players. There is also the possibility of playing with complete strangers and the temptation to purchase V-Bucks or Battle Passes within the game leading to considerable costs. Please use the following link for further information.
Vodafone have produced their sixth Digital Parenting Magazine . Features include: The Duke of Cambridge on his fight against cyberbullying; How building resilience will help your child stay safe and be happy online; Parent or over-sharent: which one are you? Plus Digital life skills everyone should learn, Parental controls for your child’s devices and The rise of virtual reality. Click on the link below and take a look.
Safer Internet Day 2018 was a great success. Over the week of Monday 7th to Thursday 10th February all children were able to interact with the key message of this years Safer Internet Day: Create, Connect and Share Respect: A better internet starts with you, through a drama and discussion session. We also held a special Safer Internet assembly on Safer Internet Day, Tuesday 6th February.
On Wednesday 31st January we were extremely lucky to host the NSPCC and 02, who delivered an online safety workshop to parents and carers. The aim of the workshop was to help them understand their child’s online world and build confidence to have those important conversations that can help keep children safe online.
Feedback from attendees was excellent:
“Great presentation. Helpful and informative. A definite must for all parents.”
“Interactive and informative session, highlighting key issues and giving tips to start a conversation with your child.”
“Good facilitator, creating a safe informal environment to share knowledge and information.”
During anti bullying week each year group focused on a different area of anti cyberbullying. Year 3 learnt about what do if someone sent them a mean or unkind message. Year 4 learnt about griefing in Minecraft and what they should do if it became a cyberbullying issue. Year 5 watched the anti cyberbullying videos they made at the end of Year 4 and discussed the issues raised and what to do if … Year 6 watched a video about what to do if a friend was to cyberbully them. Below is a collection of the posters made over the week.
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.
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