A new article (Nov 2020) on how to spot fake news is available at this link HERE
We need your help to keep your children safe on the internet. The school’s internet access is tightly controlled but when children access the internet from home the same restrictions do not necessarily apply. To teach your children to keep themselves safe we provide briefings from external advisers and provide information sessions for parents. It is possible to download free K9 web filtering software which is recommended click here. One of the best sites which is used in school with the children is Think U Know click here. Our E-Safety Working Party have also recommended the following website - Be Internet Legends click here.
We subscribe as a school to Alan Mackenzie’s e-safety adviser service. Alan provides a regular magazine ‘Ditto’ to keep parents and staff abreast of e-safety developments. The latest edition of Ditto is attached. Previous editions are available by clicking here.
To see our Acceptable Use and E-safety Policy click here.
Parents - cutting through the online safety noise. Simple advice and guidance to keep your child safe online during the pandemic - click HERE
Parents - YouTube moderation - click HERE
YouTube new parental controls
New controls have been released by YouTube to give parents better filtering management. Previously the only filtering option was 'Restricted Mode' which basically meant videos flagged as 18+ were filtered out. Called 'Supervised Experience' there are now filters for:
Explore - 9+
Explore More - 13+
Most of YouTube - all videos except 18+ (the current Restricted Mode)
YouTube has released a handy explainer video which you can link to HERE.
AACOSS, the Association of Adult and Child Online Safety Specialists. Video and information for parents: click HERE