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R U Net Safe?

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The internet is amazing. Children can play, learn, create and connect - opening up a whole world of exciting possibilities. But how do you keep track of what they do on-line?  How do you keep your child safe?

 

The NSPCC has teamed up with O2 and you can call them for help.

Help-line phone: 0808 800 5002

 

High Schools tell us that issues that start on social media can quickly become everyday issues at school. It is happening more and more every year.

Children's online world - in numbers*

  • 90% of children aged 5-15 are online
  • 40% of 5 -15 year olds have their own tablet (15% 3-4 year olds)
  • 76% 12-15 year olds have a social networking profile (23% of 8-11 year olds)

 *(Ofcom 2015)

Our School Data

During the Summer Term of 2019, Year 6 Digital Leaders carried out a pupil survey.  They asked Key Stage 2 pupils lots of questions but below is a flavour of the data it generated:

  • 33% of pupils said they had their own mobile phone
  • 24% of pupils said they know their parents passwords on their phones and could buy items without their knowledge
  • 79% of pupils said they had access to the internet in their bedrooms
  • 45% of pupils said they can access the internet in their bedrooms at night without anyone else in the household knowing
  • 47% of pupils have heard abusive language on-line
  • ONLY 33% of pupils, when asked the question, do your parents always know what you're doing on line, answered yes.

...and now the good news

  • 92% of pupils said they 'Absolutely' know some ways to stay safe on-line!
  • 98% of pupils said Wigton Moor has helped them to stay safe on-line!

We teach children to recognise this symbol.  You can also click the CEOP report button to contact online police.

 

 

https://ceop.police.uk/safety-centre/

 

Please remind your children that if they are using DB Primary they can click the whistle to report problems or concerns...... see the example screen shot below:

 

From Facebook and Instagram to Snapchat and Tumblr Net Aware is a simple no-nonsense guide for parents from the NSPCC and O2.  It can tell you about the most popular social media, apps and games that kids use.  Below are just a few social networking sites.   Why not explore the site and ask your children what they use?

TikTok is a social media platform that lets you create, share and discover 15 second videos. 

 

https://www.net-aware.org.uk/networks/tiktok/

Instagram is a picture and video sharing app. Users can post content and use hashtags (#) to share with others.

 

https://www.net-aware.org.uk/networks/instagram/

 

Snapchat is an app that lets you send a photo or short video to your friends.

 

https://www.net-aware.org.uk/networks/snapchat/

WhatsApp is a freeware, cross-platform and end-to-end encrypted instant messaging application for smartphones. It uses the Internet to make voice calls, one to one video calls; send text messages, images, GIF, videos, documents, user location, audio files, phone contacts and voice notes.

 

https://www.net-aware.org.uk/networks/whatsapp/

YouTube is a place to watch, create and share videos. Videos include things like music, animation, online blogs and TV clips.

 

https://www.net-aware.org.uk/networks/youtube/

 

Facebook is a social network, which lets you create a page about yourself.

 

https://www.net-aware.org.uk/networks/facebook/

Minecraft is a game that lets you build and create a virtual world using building blocks.

 

https://www.nspcc.org.uk/preventing-abuse/keeping-children-safe/online-safety/minecraft-a-parents-guide/

Where's Klaus

You would protect your children in the real world but what about the on-line world? With open access to the internet who are you opening your door to?

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