Thank you to parents who attended our recent e-safety session led by PC Briggenshaw. In addition to the parental session, PC Briggenshaw also worked with a range of children from across the school.
Whilst it was apparent that many of our pupils have a good understanding of keeping personal information private and who to contact if anything online makes you feel unhappy, PC Briggenshaw highlighted that a significant number of our pupils are using a game called Roblox. Roblox is an online multiplayer game, and PC Briggenshaw has many reservations about its use, primarily, but not exclusively, the opportunity that the game presents for unrestricted communication with strangers.
As such, we advise parents not to allow children to play Roblox. We also advise parents to ensure that Internet access at home is carefully supervised at all times; Wi-Fi routers have options to restrict access to certain websites and to prevent access to the Internet beyond certain times. Devices such as tablets and mobile phones also have parental controls to ensure our children are safe.
Information and guidance about all areas of E-Safety are available online. Recommended sources include:
* Think U Know
* Child Exploitation and Online Protection (CEOP)
* Get Safe Online
* NSPCC – Share Aware and Net Aware
* Vodaphone Digital Parenting
We will be organising further parental support sessions relating to e-safety with PC Briggenshaw.
Additionally, the Wednesday morning drop in session at 9.40am will continue during this term; parents can visit the parents' room to discuss any issues or seek support for using technology with our children.
Our motivation for writing this letter is, as always, to ensure our children are safe and happy at all times, and we are sure you will support us in this matter.