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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Online safety – 12/07/22 –Fortnite

Fortnite has a PEGI rating of 12, PEGI have said it contains: ‘frequent scenes of mild violence. It is not suitable for persons under 12 years of age’. Whilst it is possible to play a more ‘child friendly’ version of Fortnite, online chats could expose children to strangers and inappropriate language. As well as this, in […]

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Online safety – 06/07/22 – CEOP: Thinkuknow

Thinkuknow is an education programme from the National Crime Agency’s Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre (CEOP) Command. Thinkuknow.co.uk is an extremely useful website for parents to gain more information on how to keep their children safe online as well as on what to do should problems arise. Thinkuknow also offers child friendly videos and activities targeted […]

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Online safety – 28/06/22 – TikTok

The minimum age for a TikTok user is 13 years old however, TikTok doesn’t use any age verification tools when new users sign up and it is evident that there are many younger users. It is important to note that while children may only be looking for child friendly content, they could still come across harmful content […]

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Online safety – 21/06/22 – Twitch

Twitch is an extremely popular livestreaming platform used by gamers to watch others play games such as Fortnite. It is in the top 30 most visited sites on the internet. While gaming is what it is primarily used for, you can also follow non-gaming channels such as talk shows and podcasts. The minimum age required […]

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Online Safety – 14/06/22 – Minecraft

Minecraft remains a popular game amongst children and can be a fantastic learning tool. Elements of the game are even featured in some of our computing work in KS2. However, as always, there are some potential risks. First of all, it is important to know which mode your child is playing in. Creative mode removes […]

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Year 6 Coding Week 2022

Kezia 6SY – “Minecraft Coding was an amazing experience for me. I learnt a lot and enjoyed my time. Learning about coding was fun to do. We used block writing to make Alex or Steve (the Minecraft characters) to follow the instructions we had inputted. We had challenges for each step which made it even […]

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