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E-Safety: Staying Safe online

We have featured this guidance in the newsletter for the last couple weeks: 

Helpful points to go through with your child from LGFL - London Grid for Learning.

1.      I only USE devices or apps, sites or games if a trusted adult says so

2.      I ASK for help if I’m stuck or not sure

3.      I TELL a trusted adult if I’m upset, worried, scared or confused

4.      If I get a FUNNY FEELING in my tummy, I talk to an adult

5.      I look out for my FRIENDS and tell someone if they need help

6.      I KNOW people online aren’t always who they say they are

7.      Anything I do online can be shared and might stay online FOREVER

8.     I don’t keep SECRETS or do DARES AND CHALLENGES just because someone tells me I have to

9.     I don’t change CLOTHES in front of a camera

10.   I always check before SHARING personal information

11. I am KIND and polite to everyone

 

On occasion, at school we are dealing with the fallout of incidents that have happened online (outside of school hours) on social media (including WhatsApp) and online games. Please monitor what your children are accessing and encourage them to be open about any e-safety incidents that may occur, even if they don't directly involve them.

If you have any concerns or questions, please don't hesitate to contact us via info@hotham.wandsworth.sch.uk

There is more advice for safety online on our school website

https://www.hothamprimaryschool.org.uk/Online-Safety/.

 

Staying safe at home

We know that a lot of children are online whilst at home at the moment and we would like to take this opportunity to remind children, parents and carers of some e-safety tips. 

Please look at the Top 10 tips from National Online Safety 

Please look at the e-safety workshop slides and e-safety advice on our website 

Workshop slides

Summary of current guidance:

-monitor your child's communication and online activity (including what personal information they are sharing; is it age appropriate? Does it involve interactions with others outside your home?)

-encourage screen breaks away from devices

-where possible, get children to use devices, that can access the internet, in a public space in your homes

-use the available safety and parental controls

-monitor your child's wellbeing and mental health

-have open conversations about e-safety and consider referring to online resources (including NSPCC, Think U Know, childnet and internet matters)

KS2 Children might find doing this quiz alongside an adult useful to make sure they have remembered how to stay safe. Take Quiz

Information video for supporting KS2 children and older online during school closures Watch Internet matters video

 

Helpful Resources for online Safety

NewsroundNSPCC Childline

Safer Internet Day  Think you know Safety Net Kids

Age specific advice SaferInternet.org

 Also see below specific game/app advice

 

What you have a concern about online safety of our pupils outside of school? 

On occasion, at school we are dealing with the fallout of incidents that have happened online (outside of school hours) on social media (including Whatsapp) and online games. Please monitor what your children are accessing and encourage them to be open about any e-safety incidents that may occur, even if they don't directly involve them.

If you have any concerns or questions, please don't hesitate to contact us via info@hotham.wandsworth.sch.uk for the attention of Mrs Thomas, Mr Walden, or Miss Oddy

 

Specific App/Game advice

YouTube safety factsheetWhatsApp Fortnite

 

We have provided logins to some children for the following online tools and sites:
-Sumdog
-Times Table Rockstars
-Numbots
-Rapid Read
-Learning Village
-Go Noodle
-Get Epic reading
-Dyslexia Gold 
-Rising Stars Reading
These websites allow children to play games and complete activities linked to maths and English.

We have asked children to use the following online tools and sites:
-BBC teach
-World Book Day website
-Rosetta Stone
-Now Press Play
-White Rose Maths, Corbett Maths and iSee Maths
These websites allow children to watch videos and play games linked to the National Curriculum.

 

As a school we use a number of Google Applications including:

-Google Classroom

-Google Drive

-Google Docs

Whilst on these sites children can share messages and work with their class and teachers.