As promised, Ashley (the E-Safety expert) has sent me the PDF version of the resources he used for his fantastic talk. I have now posted these onto the website, so that even if you weren’t at the talk, you can still benefit from the resources, and help keep your children E-Safe.
Excellent E-Safety Expert Talk
Thank you so much to all the parents who attended our talk this Thursday. We had the best ever turnout recorded for E-Safety at St. Catherine’s, with about 75 parents attending! This really highlights the fantastic partnership that we are forming between our school and our parents. If you wanted to follow up on some of the advice given, or didn’t get a chance to attend the talk, then don’t worry. All the details from the talk will be uploaded in the next couple of days to the school’s E-Safety page. Click on the link below to find these details.
Josh David and Kate Alexander
This week 6D and 5C worked together to share some of what we have learnt about E-Safety this term. 6D made E-Safety leaflets on Social Networking and 5C made E-Safety leaflets on Cyber Bullying. We worked together to share what we had learnt. The children have really enjoyed learning about E-Safety this term.
Year 5 have been extremely busy over the festive period, learning about how to prevent and report cyber bullying.
They have produced fantastic and informative posters, detailing all the great information they have learnt, and have stuck these all around the school, to help inform other children.
Thank you for all your hard work year 5!
E-Safety Expert Talk
Internet safety has never been of such paramount importance as it is today. As Ofsted state; ‘technology offers unimaginable opportunities and is constantly evolving. Access is becoming universal and increasingly more mobile, and pupils are using technology at an even earlier age’. As a school, we have decided that we need to form a strong bond between parents and teachers, to ensure that our children are safe at all times when online. I have therefore arranged to hold a talk, on THURSDAY 29th JANUARY at 9:00 – 10:00am, in the school hall. This talk will be led by an internet safety expert, who helps support parents and schools to ensure the best possible safety for their children. It would be of real benefit to you, your child and your child’s school if you could find a way to attend this E-Safety talk. The aim of the talk is to provide parents with a bit of guidance to help keep their children safe online, and to also highlight the often un-known dangers that your children face online with everyday normal internet use. Please do try and attend this talk, the more parents the better. If you have any questions, do not hesitate to ask me.
Josh David and Kate Alexander.
Does your child have access to an Xbox or Playstation? Does your child ever play on these consoles with a friend? Did you know that these consoles can connect to the internet? The web-links below offer outstanding and very simple support for parents, enabling you to set parental controls on a Playstation or an Xbox. I strongly recommend that all parents have a read through these parental controls, and set them immediately on their children’s consoles. This is a really simple, time effective and cost-free way to ensure your child’s safety online. What more could you want?
http://support.xbox.com/en-GB/browse/xbox-360/security – Xbox Parental controls
https://support.us.playstation.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/4898 – Playstation Parental controls
Josh David and Kate Alexander.