Fortnite Battle Royal Added 20th April 2018

We are aware that some of our pupils are playing this ‘mass online brawl’ as the Guardian calls it. You may not be aware of the risks and the violence within the game and it is rated age 12+. Please read the attached flyer and take appropriate action. Staying safe online and not being exposed to violence is essential for every child’s mental health and wellbeing.

Snap Map- Added Friday 7th July 2017

On behalf of the Derbyshire Safeguarding Lead I am alerting parents to the risk posed by children using the app ‘Snap Map’.  It is a new addition to Snapchat and allows users to track the location of their friends who also use the app. There is potential for the precise location of users to be tracked at any time and this could pose a potential safeguarding risk. Please check if your child is using the app and have a conversation with them about staying online and the potential risks to their safety and well-being. If you have any concerns regarding online safety they can be reported via the report abuse button on our school website. We all want everyone to have a safe and happy summer break.
 

 At Dinting C of E Primary School we take the safety of our pupils in all aspects of their life very seriously.  We are committed to educating our young people to be safe internet users and in supporting parents with this very important skill at home to. 

In school we have an internet safety code of conduct that all pupils and staff are expected to adhere too.  We have strong and constantly updated filters in place to protect and govern internet use.   

The best way to protect your children online is to be informed yourself and make it part of your day to day life.  We spend years training our children to cross the road and stay away from strangers in the outside world in all the daily little messages we give them before we ever let them out there on their own.  Training them to be safe online should be an equal part of these safety messages, after all they can be out in the ‘world wide web’ from a very young age, unsupervised at times.  Use the websites below to help you find the best ways to talk to your children about keeping safe online. 

Clink on the link https://www.internetmatters.org to look at more information to keep your child internet safe.

***Please remember that Social Media Sites (e.g. Facebook, You Tube, Twitter, Instagram etc) have a minimum age requirement of 13+ in their terms and conditions.  Also Whats App and other internet based messaging services can only be used by 16 year olds and over.*** 

 How to Deal with Concerns 

If at any point you have any concerns about your child’s safety on line please report it to CEOP (a police led online crime and safety service) using this link: Reporting online issues or bullying 

CEOP always recommend the following; 

  • If you need urgent help, i.e, your child is in immediate danger such as meeting a stranger they have met online, then call 999. 

  • Don’t delete any emails, images or conversations related to this report 

  • Don’t contact the suspect yourself. Let us do the detective work 

Most sites will have their own report buttons too or facility to block people and pages that cause you concern. 

 

 We also recommend some videos that can provide great reinforcement or the perfect talking point and conversation starter with your children. 

Lee and Kim’s Adventure is aimed at 5-7 year olds but as a school we would reccommend this up to Year 5. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XXBAxU-wbpY 

Jigsaw is aimed at 8-10 year olds but as a school we would reccommend this up to Year 6. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_o8auwnJtqE