Parents Meetings about Online Gaming KS2 2017
Parents Meetings about Online Gaming EYFS and KS1 2017
- seeing inappropriate content e.g. when playing games that are not age appropriate
- being involved in illegal activity e.g. downloading information that you don’t have a right to download
- being bullied online, on social media or on mobile phones
- the risk of making friends with people who are not who they say they are
In line with Article 17 of the UNCRC we teach children that they have the right to access information.As part of that right, adults have a duty to make sure that the information children are getting is not harmful.We do this by working with staff, parents and pupils to create a community which uses new technologies to enhance learning, while encouraging everyone to use ICT safely and responsibly and to be good digital citizens.We have an Online Safety group, made up of teachers, children, parents, governors and ICT advisers, which meets once a term to raise current issues in online safety and carry out actions to help keep children safe.
Some top tips for keeping your child safe online and when using computers:
- Keep computers, games consoles and tablets out of your child’s room, so that you can keep an eye on what they are doing
- Talk to your child about their internet use and the games and apps they are playing and take an interest in what they are doing.
- Encourage your child to tell you if something happens that they don’t like online. Try not to overreact, or ban them from playing online in future. Encourage them to report anything they don’t like. This can usually be done through the app or website or you can use CEOPs online reporting tool https://www.ceop.police.uk/Ceop-Report/
- Help your child to choose content that is appropriate to their age. You can look this up on common sense media https://www.commonsensemedia.org/ For games look at the PEGI rating – find out more here http://www.pegi.info/en/index/id/23/
- Teach your child to be SMART online http://www.kidsmart.org.uk/downloads/cn_A2posterPRIMARY.pdf http://www.childSnet.com/ufiles/Supporting-Young-People-Online.pdf
- Set parental controls on devices. This tool helps you to set up parental controls on lots of different devices https://www.internetmatters.org/parental-controls/interactive-guide/
NSPCC net aware https://www.net-aware.org.uk/
CEOP (Child Exploitation and Online Protection) https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/