The world of technology

The world of technology and what is possible online moves so quickly that it can be difficult to keep up. The enormity of games, social media and streaming services targeted at young people makes it very difficult to monitor how, and who, children are interacting with online. During our Learning for Life lessons this half of term the pupils are learning about the potential dangers, how to stay safe, and the importance of their digital footprint.

In support of the work the children are doing, I felt it would be useful to share with you the National Online Safety website. It offers a wide range of free to view guides for parents about different games, social media platforms and streaming services. They provide information about all the features, potential dangers and how to manage the security settings. There are also useful checklists for both parents and children to use to make sure everyone is staying as safe as possible online. If you click on this link it will take you to the guides section and using the search feature you should be able to find the guide you are looking for. You may need to set up an account but this is free and very quick to do. I have attached a sample guide about TikTok to this email for you to have a look at.

I hope this is helpful and will allow us to work together to make your child’s online experience a safe and positive one.

Steven Allen, Headmaster