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 during the spring first half term is ‘Safer Internet Day: Free to be me – exploring identity online.’ Safer Internet Day takes places on Tuesday 11th February 2020 and is designed to empower young people to take control of their digital lives. Pupils will take part in activities during the week of 10th - 13th February that will focus on whether they and their peers are truly free to be themselves online.
Thank you to those parents who attended the special Safer Internet Day Cuppa in the Cabin.
For those of you who were unable to attend click the link below for the presentation.
Here are some tips to help you build a great password:
Base your password on a word, e.g. coolman
Include upper and lower case letters, e.g. CoolmaN
Include symbols, e.g. C**lmaN
Include numbers, e.g, C**lmaN8
Make your password 8 characters long
Don’t use personal information (name, address, email, phone number, birth dates, etc.), or common words in your password.
Don't use a password that is easy to guess, like your nickname, name of your school, favourite football team, etc.
But on the other hand don’t over complicate your password, C**!m@8 because you will not remember it!
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:
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.