Safer Internet Day 2020
This year on Safer Internet Day we are supporting children to think about how they present themselves online. We will be talking about usernames and avatars as ways of showing ourselves in the ‘public’ eye of the internet. We will talk about being accepting and tolerant of the differences we encounter, both in real life and online. Please support us by having discussions at home about privacy and appropriate online dialog. It is important for children to know what to do if/when they encounter material online that makes them uncomfortable; we encourage them to stop and show a trusted adult. Before posting content online we ask children to THINK:
T- Is it true?
H- Is it helpful?
I- Is it inspiring?
N- Is it necessary?
K- Is it kind?
You can find more information https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/
Gaming information for parents-
We know how popular gaming is for children. There are many fantastic games they can be using by themselves, with you or with their friends. There are two new resources that have been published to support you to help children have a positive and enjoyable time sharing games.
Childnet provides a set of resources on their Gaming resources page, including a shopping checklist for purchasing games which may be useful if you are considering purchasing games or devices as presents: https://www.saferinternet.org.uk/blog/gaming-%E2%80%93-resources-parents-and-carers
The NSPCC suggest 5 ways to help children play safe:
- Check the game’s content: Always check age ratings and play the game yourself to know what they will be doing.
- Know how to mute, block and report: Check how to do this in the different games your children use.
- Be Share Aware: Remind children not to move from chats in games to chats on social networks.
- Activate safety settings: Turn on parental controls and privacy settings on gaming consoles, turn off in-app purchases.
- Keep the conversation going: Have regular conversations about the games your children play and take opportunities to play games with your children.
Our E-Safety Board
Visit these these websites for e-safety information and activities.
Click below to see a copy of Vodaphone’s publication, ‘Digital Parenting’.
For ages 5 – 7 For ages 8 – 11 For KS1 and KS2 CBBC