Safe internet access is a right for all learners and at North Cadbury Church of England Primary School. We ensure that all children are aware, through online-safety education, of the potential online safety risks associated with the use of ICT and mobile technologies, that all online-safety concerns are dealt with sensitively and effectively; that children feel able and safe to report incidents; and that children abide by the school’s online safety policy.
September is a demanding time of year for families as children get used to being back at school; making new friends, and experiencing the challenges of a new year group. As a child's world expands, so does their 'digital social circle' (relationships they make with others online and in the real world).
To support families, Internet Matters are promoting their back-to-school guides for parents. For more information, visit their website: https://www.internetmatters.org/advice/back-to-school-online-safety-guides/
Musical.ly is a popular live streaming app amongst children and teenagers, with over 200 million users worldwide. The app has also hit the headlines, with concerns over adults using it to inappropriately contact children. Recently, Musical.ly has been taken over by a different company and is now called 'TikTok'. It remains important to remind children about security settings. They also need to think carefully about the information they are providing. 'Tik Tok' asks users for their Instagram ID to add to their profile which makes it easier for someone to find other accounts they have.
A useful to guide to the change can be found on Wayne Denner's website:
WhatsApp now 16+WhatsApp has changed the minimum age of users to sixteen in the EU.
If you or anyone you know is worried about Child Exploitation, Online Protection or anything related to Internet safety please click the link below which will take you to the CEOP reporting website:
Tips for staying safe online:
· Make sure you keep new online friends strictly online. If someone you don't know asks to be your online friend you must ensure an adult knows about it.
· Know how to use the CEOP Button and how to report it to the CEOP Centre if you are concerned about someone’s online behaviour towards you.