Online Safety – 15/11/22– Amigo

Amigo is an online platform that links people from around the world based on shared interests. It focuses heavily on one-to-one chat, video calls and live streams and even has built in translation software to remove language barriers. This app should not be used by children and there are many risks associated. First of all, […]

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Online Safety – 10/11/22– iOS 16

One of the main features of Apple’s latest iOS update is an improvement in parental controls. All iPhones from iPhone 8 can install this update. With the ‘Family Shaing’ feature, parents can set up preferences on their child’s device such as allotted screentime period, location sharing, and access to age-appropriate media. Children can also send […]

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Online Safety – 01/11/22– Downtime and Bedtime Mode

Using Downtime or Bedtime Mode on yours or your child’s devices is a useful way to ensure that devices are not used for too long and that they are not impacting on your child’s sleep. To schedule Downtime on your iOS device: open settings, scroll down and tap on Screen Time, select Downtime, tap the […]

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Online Safety – 18/10/22– PEGI age ratings

PEGI, Pan European Game Information, is the legally enforceable games rating system in the UK and useful tool for parents to ensure their child is playing games suitable for their age. All games released in the UK will have one of the following PEGI age ratings on the packaging: 3, 7, 12, 16 or 18. […]

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Online Safety – 12/10/22– Snapchat

Snapchat is a picture sharing app, where users can share images with friends they have added and can also post pictures to their story for all their friends to see. Like many other social networks, the minimum age to use Snapchat is 13 years old and it can pose many risks. Primary school aged children […]

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Online Safety – 05/10/22– Parental Controls

Parental controls help you to block or filter upsetting or inappropriate content, as well as to control purchases within apps. Below are the main places you can find parental controls (from childnet.com) . You could choose to use these individually, or even better, combine a number of them.  Internet provider: You can set up filters to help […]

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Online Safety – 28/09/22 – Roblox

Roblox is a popular platform used by many children, on which they can create, access and play games. It comes with several parental control options which you can find on the website. It is important to enter your child’s correct date of birth as this will automatically apply appropriate chat filters. You can also set […]

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Online Safety – 22/09/22 – Amazon Fire Tablets

Amazon Fire Tablets have some models that are specifically designed for children and contain a range of parental controls and safety features. This means that they are a recommended choice for families and provide some reassurance for parents worried about their children’s access to the internet. However, it is important to note that children are […]

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Online Safety – 15/09/22 – Digital 5-a-day

As part of our online safety focus in school, some classes have looked at the digital 5-a-day. This is a really useful way of ensuring that our device use is positive. Devices have provided children with a way to complete school work, catch up with friends and family and have fun! However, it is important […]

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Online Safety – 07/09/22

As our new school year begins, we will be asking KS1 and KS2 children to sign the Acceptable Use Agreement which includes the things the children must remember in order to stay safe online when they are at home and school. We are in the process of reviewing this and when it is completed, it […]

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