ESafety is extremely important for the welfare of all our pupils. Both on this page and on our children's page you will find links to some useful websites.
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HOME LEARNING - COVID-19
During this very difficult and different time, we are using 'Google Classroom' (https://classroom.google.com/) for setting home learning for our children. All children have their school email and password to gain login and have been sent the join code to gain access to their classroom. If you have any difficulties, please contact the school office. The teachers will be setting and monitoring the work on a regular basis.
PLEASE LOOK ON THE CHILDREN'S PAGE FOR WEBSITES, YOUTUBE LINKS, OFF SCREEN LEARNING LINKS.
Home Learning - Online Safety
If you choose to supplement the school online offer with support from online companies, and in some cases individual tutors, it is extremely important to ensure the online support is from a reputable organisation/individual who can provide evidence that they are safe and can be trusted to have access to children.
Support for parents and carers to keep their children safe online includes:
- Internet matters - for support for parents and carers to keep their children safe online
- London Grid for Learning - for support for parents and carers to keep their children safe online
- Net-aware - for support for parents and careers from the NSPCC
- Parent info - for support for parents and carers to keep their children safe online
- Thinkuknow - for advice from the National Crime Agency to stay safe online
- UK Safer Internet Centre - advice for parents and carers
YouTube Moderation for Parents
Given the circumstance we find ourselves in, it's likely that children will spend more time on YouTube. Alan Mackenzie, Internet safety guru, has recorded a brand new video giving some tips on the few functions available within YouTube to help parents.
YouTube link HERE
This app has been around for years, but has just reached number 1 in the download charts, suggesting that more children and young people are using it to communicate and socialise. Houseparty is rated as 12+ in the App Store.
What do parents need to be aware of?
As with all social media apps and platforms it’s important for Parents and Carers to be aware of some of the risks and dangers on platforms and apps. With Houseparty all chats are unmoderated within the app. Friends of friends can also enter rooms and join chats. The app does notify users however – when a stranger enters a room.
Note: Taking screenshots of videos and images is possible within the app and these could end up getting posted or shared across other social medial platforms or the internet.
Wayne Denner has put together an article which will be of use to parents. The article is HERE.