Designated E-Safety Staff
Mr D Smeaton – E-Safety Coordinator
Mrs J Howe – Parent Support Advisor/Inclusion Leader
Mrs S Cairns – Executive Head Teacher
The following websites will help you learn more about keeping your child safe on the internet:
We will be doing lots of work with Year 5&6 on 'Alright Charlie', below is the film!
Important – Internet Safety
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 email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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.
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