OoVoo – A Guide for Parents

OoVoo is among some of the most popular Apps for young children at the minute. However, with a minimum age limit of 13 to be able to use the app, this clearly shows that the creators deem the app to be inappropriate for primary aged children. Enabling video chat and group chats, OoVoo provides a […]

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‘Our Pact’ – a hassle free solution to parental controls…and it’s free!

‘Our Pact’ is an app for parents to download, which helps them set their own custom made internet controls. It works on all devices, smartphones, androids, tablets and computers. It also controls multiple types of devices, remotely, all at once.  You can set time limits on your children’s internet use as well as limiting their internet access. Have […]

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Internet Safety Talk – Resources For Parents

Dear parents/carers, For those who missed the talk, or for those who would just like to have the resources handy – here are the slides used in our internet safety talk. I hope this helps. Any questions – just ask! Josh David – Computing coordinator. e-safety-parents-talk-primary-sept-2016

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Internet Safety Talk – Thank you to everyone who attended!

Thank you so much to all the parents/carers who sacrificed their time to attend our St Catherine’s internet safety talk on Wednesday morning this week. We had an excellent number of parents attend and the support from parents has truly been fantastic. I am aware, that for a multitude of reasons, there will have been […]

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David Cameron – Internet Safety at Number 10

Whilst being quizzed by school children this week, David Cameron has given the public an insight into his internet safety rules at number 10. The Prime Minister, who has three children, said that he limits their “screen time” and encourages them to lead “very active” lives. When asked specifically about technology and internet safety, he explained: “The children […]

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Don’t pay the price for your child’s online fun

If your child has their own smart phone or tablet, or has access to yours, read on… Many parents are often given huge bills at the end of the month for phone calls, in app purchases and downloads that they know nothing about. ‘Phonepayplus’ (a rate regulator) explains what to look out for as a […]

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Musical.ly – A parent’s guide to the App

Many children at St Catherine’s and across the globe are using the Musical.ly App. The app is a fun and interactive way to record yourself voicing over popular songs and sharing videos of yourself doing so with your mates. It encourages socialising and creativity. However, there are also many things parents don’t know about the […]

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Social Media Sites – How to Report Concerns

Worried about an App your child is using? Worried about their personal details being shared? The easiest way to solve the problem is to contact the Social Media site itself. Find out how, and what to do on different Apps on this handy link below. https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/parents/article-repository/Reporting-to-social-media-sites-/

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Viral Videos: The good, the bad and the bazaar

Viral Videos: The good, the bad and the bazaar. There has been a recent trend among young people, including Primary aged children, to share, create and watch videos that have gone viral (been shared rapidly online). With these viral videos being viewed, in some cases, over 100 million times, the likelihood is that your child has […]

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