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E-Safety 

At Bessacarr Primary we take E-Safety seriously, we have a designated team of staff who are working to ensure that your child is safe on the internet!

Designated E-Safety Staff 

Mr D Smeaton – E-Safety Coordinator

Mrs J Howe – Parent Support Advisor/Inclusion Leader

Mrs S Cairns – Executive Head Teacher

Click below to view our policy!

Mr Smeaton and Mrs Howe recently held an E-Safety assembly for KS2, below is the presentation that we used.

Important – Internet Safety

Dear Parent/Carer

 

It has been brought to our attention that a number of children in Key Stage 2 are using the Social Media App ‘Musical.ly’. The site allows users to upload videos of themselves, usually lip syncing. There is also a chat facility on the site which encourages users to comment on videos etc. Similar to other Social Media sites, the user can follow others and be followed.

 

Unfortunately there appears to have been some inappropriate comments and videos posted by certain children which has caused some upset to others. It has also become apparent that some children do not have privacy settings, allowing anyone to access their account. In a lot of the videos children are wearing school uniform, along with using their full names as their username. Due to this they are easily recognisable and traceable.

 

Please can we ask that as Parents and Carers you –

 

  • Closely monitor your child’s internet use
  • Regularly check the sites they are accessing
  • Monitor who they are friends with on Social Media sites and discuss with them
  • Ensure privacy settings are used and that children’s full names are not used as usernames
  • Talk to your child about internet safety, reminding them of the potential dangers and not to be afraid to report any incidents.

 

Should you require any additional information or support with this matter, please do not hesitate to contact us on jhowe@bessacarr.doncaster.sch.uk or dsmeaton@bessacarr.doncaster.sch.uk and we will be happy to help.

 

We hope that we can work together to ensure that all of our children are using the internet safely.

 

Kind Regards

 

 

 

Jo Howe & Daniel Smeaton

Above is our most recent letter relating to issues raised on musical.ly. We also want to alert parents to a website called Roblox, where children can make an account and ‘add’ friends. This was brought to our attention due to a child receiving innapropriate messages. So we ask could parents just be aware of the dangers surrounding these sites.

This page may help you

online safety

http://www.doncaster.gov.uk/services/schools/doncaster-education-safeguarding-anti-bullying-and-online-protection