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e-safety is important! At school we teach the children how to be safe online and when using apps and devices.

e-safety is a term which means not only the internet but other ways in which young people communicate using electronic media, e.g. mobile phones.

The range of devices and options is enormous so we have added some guides to show you how to add controls to some of the most popular options. If you would like more information please visit https://www.internetmatters.org/parental-controls/devices-computers/

Latest e-safety information from Walter Halls

January 2021

We know that many of our children are spending more time online a the moment this means we all need to be even more vigilant in what they are able to access. Please be aware of the two updates below, talk to your children and make sure you monitor them closely to continue to protect them from possible risk:

 

Omegle

This is a fairly new platform for over 18 year olds only, but younger children are accessing it as a chat site. It encourages them to think their friends are boring and they should talk to strangers instead. It then connects them to unknown people in a chat room.

 

Tik Tok Challenges

Tik Tok is a very well known platform that we know many of our children already access under the recommended age. At the moment there are apparently 'Challenges' being put out on Tik Tok that are potentially dangerous and have already caused harm - for example, holdin gyour breath until you pass out!

 

School will be covering Internet Safety in more detail in every year group before the end of term and we will promote this awareness on all of our own sites. In the meantime, we recommend you keep a watchful eye out and thank you for your support.

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What parents need to know about...

Below are a number of visuals with information about various apps and games that your child may use and that you may have concerns about. Get the information you need to decide if you're happy for your child to use it, and what you can do to limit use or restrict access to some features.

 

You can find lots more information about these and other apps, games and devices on the National Online Safety website.

 

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