Safer Internet Day 2022

Safer Internet Day 2022 will be celebrated on Tuesday 8th February and throughout the week, all classes will be taking part in lessons and activities based around the theme, ‘All Fun and Games? Exploring Respect and Relationships Online.’ During this week, our local police will be coming in to further support children with ways in which they can keep themselves safe online.

Safer Internet Day 2022

 

Click on the link below for some useful resources for parents to share with their children at home:

https://saferinternet.org.uk/guide-and-resource/parents-and-carers

 

How to support Computing at Home

The links below have ways to support the learning of Computing at home.

 

A great way to help children to understand Coding is to do activities that involve following instructions.

The Barefoot website is great for this and computers aren’t needed to complete the activities.

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 See the ‘Learning Together’ section at the bottom of the homepage for lots of activities.

 

The Computing at School website has links to a wide-range of resources to support children in KS1 and KS2 with learning Computing at home.

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Coding for Upper-Key Stage 2

 

Code Club gives children step-by-step instructions for a range of coding projects.

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Understanding Online Safety

At Bishop Martin we take Online safety very seriously. Staying safe online is more prominent now than ever before with the amount of apps that can be accessed on mobile phones and other electronic devices. Children often have a lot of unsupervised time online, particularly on consoles such as an Xbox or Ps4. 

We are working in partnership with Safer Schools who provide a School App that can be accessed by staff, children in school as well as parents and carers at home. 

Download the Safer Schools App through your device app provider.

Alternatively use the QR codes below.

Android Download               iOS Download

 

 

Scan the QR Code below to access the Safer Schools App Parent/Carer Area

 

Spending time online can be a great way for children to socialise, explore and have fun.

However, through these devices children do also face risks such as cyberbullying or seeing content that is inappropriate.

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Useful advice with links to additional information, can be found in the documents below:

 

Online Safety Newsletters

 

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Further guidance is available from the following sources: 

 

Lancashire Safeguarding have a huge variety of information for parents and carers to stay safe online.

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UK Safer Internet Centre have produced an informative film - How can parents talk to children about their online lives?

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Childnet International work to make the internet a great and safe place for children.

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The NSPCC have good advice about staying safe online and guidance for parents on how to talk to their children about this topic.

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Internet Matters have developed a free app designed to educate children and parents about how to keep safe online.

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The app is designed to help parents talk about e-safety issues with their children, and to ensure that they make smart choices to stay safe online.

  • Aimed at children aged between 8-10
  • Split-screen collaborative app helps them think about what they would do if they were faced with different situations online; from cyberbullying to sharing content with someone they don’t know
  • Quizzes and games to encourage parents and children to collaborate and talk about 9 different e-safety subjects.

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Screen Time

EIGHT SCREEN TIME TIPS FROM THE UK CHIEF MEDICAL OFFICER (CMO)

  1. Sleep: leave phones outside the bedroom and get enough good-quality sleep
  2. Education: make sure that children follow their school’s policy on screen time
  3. Safety: advise children to put their phones away while crossing the road
  4. Family time: put screens away at meal time
  5. Sharing sensibly: parents and carers should never assume that children are happy for their photos to be shared; when in doubt, don’t upload
  6. Keep moving: get up and move every couple of hours after spending time sitting or lying down using a screen
  7. Talk: make sure children know they can always speak to you or a responsible adult if they feel uncomfortable with screen or social media use
  8. Tracking: make use of device or platform features that track how much time is spent using screens or social media.

Read the full article by clicking the link below.

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