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Hi Parents, Carers and Amazing Queenswell Children.

We wish you all a safe, super and restful summer holiday.  We look forward to seeing you all in September.  Take care from Everyone at Queenswell Junior School :)

 

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.

Headspace 

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

Online Safety Focus

Our online safety focus during the summer 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. 

All 8 home activity packs are available directly via the following links:

Age 5-7 (Year 3) https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/parents/Support-tools/home-activity-worksheets/5-7s/

Age 8-10 (Years 4-6) https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/parents/Support-tools/home-activity-worksheets/8-10s/

Safer Internet Day Cuppa in the Cabin

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.  

How do I build a strong password?

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!

 

Online Safety Update

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:

www.thinkuknow.co.uk/parents

www.childnet.com

www.saferinternet.org.uk

www.parentinfo.org

www.internetmatters.org

www.nspcc.org.uk/onlinesafety

 

Vodafone Digital Parenting Magazine

Vodafone have produced their seventh Digital Parenting Magazine .  It's a guide to help your family live a better digital life. 

Features include:

  • Six steps to a better digital-life balance
  • A safer start to social media
  • Setting the right boundaries
  • How to speak digital
  • Ten tech tips to bring you together
  • Sleeping vs scrolling

There are also sections on "Ask the experts: your digital dilemmas and Don’t panic!  What to do if…"

 

NSPCC

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.

 

NSPCC top websites to help you keep your child safe online:

Child Exploitation and Online Protection Command (CEOP)

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

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.

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