Online Safety


This month, we are focusing on the fantastic online resources from NetAware, a collaboration between O2 and the NSPCC – the following hyperlink will take you straight to the site: www.net-aware.org.uk

The site looks at the most popular social networks, sites, apps and games that are popular with children. To produce the guide, they interviewed around 680 parents and 1700 children to review the sites and give their opinions on the benefits and risks of each. This has resulted in some fantastic, practical information about the places that your child is likely to be spending time online. Here, we focus on two of the most popular. 

Snapchat

For each social network, site, app or game, there is guidance and feedback relating to signing up, reporting issues, privacy settings and safety/support.

OmegleOne to avoid – OMEGLE.  A social network that randomly connects you to another person who is on the site.  It lets you talk to them in a one-to-one audio or video conversation.  General advice from the O2 Guru – “Omegle has no security measures in place so we recommend avoiding this app.”

Why not spend 15 minutes on this site alongside your child? – you could see if they agree with the opinions of other children about these sites – the good things and the not-so-good…

Jason Pitt

Assistant Headteacher

CEOP

If you suspect someone is using the internet to make inappropriate contact with children, use the button below to alert the CEOP (Child Exploitation and Online Protection), who will investigate. This does not report it to the school, but you can also contact a member of our Safeguarding team if you feel that you or another person is in danger.

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