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. During these difficult times we would also like to extend our online safety support to our parents / carers so we have included a number of links below that you may find of help. Please take care and keep safe X
A brilliant website called Headspace is currently free to use. It has many online sessions dealing with stress and anxiety. This is a great place for both adults and children. Please take a look!
https://www.headspace.com/covid-19 Mr Holloway
Our online safety focus during the summer first half term is ThinkuKnow #OnlineSafetyAtHome. ThinkuKnow is the education programme from NCA-CEOP, a UK organisation which protects children both online and offline. During the Coronacrisis, ThinkuKnow are creating home activity packs that contain simple 15-minute activities for parents/carers to do at home with their child/ren. These activities have been uploaded to the children’s online safety web page and the children’s computing web page.
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.