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  • Assembly About Bullying

    Published 03/04/19, by Helen Holmes

    Some of our Year 6 girls asked if they could do an assembly about bullying and here are some of their Powerpoint slides.  It was great to see some of our children stand up and talk to their younger school friends about something so important. The final message to the school was that if anyone feels that they are being bullied or feels that someone else is then they must tell an adult that they trust. Well done to the girls!

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  • Vigilance around online media - MOMO CHALLENGE

    Published 27/02/19, by Peter Cresswell

    Vigilance around Online media

    We would like to make you aware of a concern regarding online media. This includes YouTube, WhatsApp, Instagram and games such as Fortnite. The concern is to do with a ‘pop up’ called the ‘Momo Challenge’. Some children are very aware of the ‘Momo Challenge’ and it has been the focus of conversation on school playgrounds this week.

    According to reports, the pop-up can occur across a range of media and has happened in the middle of YouTube videos, especially those targeted at children such as ‘Peppa Pig’. The pop-up is an unpleasant and scary caricature of a woman with distorted and bulgy eyes.

    There are a number of concerns relating to this.

    • On its own, the imagery can be disturbing to children causing them to be frightened.
    • The character allegedly suggests the children add a contact on WhatsApp and then bombards them with messages suggesting self-harm and other damaging behaviour. This is obviously a significant safeguarding risk.
    • Whilst this is disturbing, police have suggested that the driving force behind the app is to ‘mine’ information and data which can subsequently be used fraudulently.

    Please see these links below for further information:

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-northern-ireland-47359623

    https://nationalonlinesafety.com/resources/platform-guides/momo-online-safety-guide-for-parents/

    There is plenty of additional information relating to this particular issue should parents carry out a search for it.

    As always, we would encourage parents to ensure they continue to be highly vigilant regarding all the online activity their children are engaged in.

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  • Child safety on TikTok: parent factsheet

    Published 07/02/19, by Peter Cresswell
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  • Child safety on TikTok: parent factsheet

    Published 05/02/19, by Peter Cresswell

    See below for more information.

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  • In-game chat: How to keep children safe

    Published 24/01/19, by Peter Cresswell

    Video games are among the most — if not THE most — popular entertainment medium for young people, and children are graduating to online gaming at ever earlier ages. With voice chat, online games like Fortnite and FIFA are evolving into social spaces where children meet with their friends — and make new ones.

    It can be great fun - but it's important that parents are aware how to manage the associated risks. Have a read of our latest advice for parents on how to keep their children safe when using in-game chat functions.

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  • Digital Parenting

    Published 10/01/19, by Peter Cresswell

    Click below to read more about digital parenting....

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  • Helpful Tips for Parents

    Published 08/01/19, by Sara Lindley

    Please click here to visit the Parentzone website for some really helpful tips on deciding how much time  you think is a safe amount of time for your child to be using technology.

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  • Support During the Holidays

    Published 19/12/18, by Helen Holmes

    If you need any support with your child's mental health during the holidays then please take a look at the following blog. 

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  • Staying Safe - Road Safety

    Published 17/12/18, by Helen Holmes

    In today's assembly we talked about how the children can stay safe on and by our roads, particularly as it gets dark so early during the winter months. The children knew a lot already, such as wearing some reflective clothing; crossing at sensible places and paying attention when they are near roads. It's worth taking a look at the parent page on the Brake website as there are some good ideas to support discussions with children at home, even when discussing with children as young as two! 

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  • Be Internet Legends!

    Published 20/11/18, by Sara Lindley

    On Friday 23rd of November we have a special assembly kindly being put on by a partnership between Google and Parentzone. They are going to present the concept of being Internet Legends!

    The whole of Keystage 2 will be participating in this assembly so we will keep you posted as to what we find out.

    In the meantime, take a look at this video for an introduction from the Be Internet Legends team.

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