Online Safety @ Lingey House
E-Safety information for parents
In response to parents asking how to avoid in-app purchases we can offer the following advice.
How to avoid in-app purchases? - https://www.saferinternet.org.uk/blog/how-avoid-app-purchases
Premium Rate Content - https://www.childnet.com/parents-and-carers/hot-topics/premium-rate-content
How to restrict in-app purchases
Many games and apps offer users the chance to purchase add-ons or additional content through in-app purchases. These purchases are linked to the account that you are logged into through the app store, which is linked to a payment method, eg credit card. It is possible to place restrictions on these purchases within the settings of each app store.
A parent’s guide to technology - https://www.saferinternet.org.uk/advice-centre/parents-and-carers/parents-guide-technology
I hope this information is of help to you. If you require further information regarding staying safe on line please contact the main office.
As we always recommend, try it yourself. This is one of the best ways of learning and understanding what it’s about.
It’s a good idea to either play with your child or at least stay near and watch what they are doing, and with whom they interact.
Your child should know that there could be adults using Fortnite too and that they need to be careful.
If they play Battle Royale mode talk to them about chatting online, how it’s important not to chat to strangers and that, as with all internet apps or websites, they should never ever give out personal information online.
Remind your child that they should only ever befriend true life friends or family members online and to tell you if they see anything strange or receive any adverse messages.
16th May 2018
Snapchat, the social media app which has been flagged by the NSPCC & the Humberside Police as being one of the main sources of online grooming incidents over the past 6 months in the region, with the youngest victim recorded just seven years old.
This new guide informs parents about the dangers associated with the social media platform and how they can reduce the associated risks, including sexting, snap map and snap streaks.
NSPCC Parents Online Safety Workshop
Thank you to the parents who participated in the NSPCC Online Safety Workshop. The NSPCC is working in partnership with O2 to give guidance about online safety and how to set up parent control on devices regardless if you are an O2 customer.
The NSPCC ladies talked to parents about how to keep children safe when using digital technologies and showed us some fabulous resources to help us talk to children about their online experiences.
Take a look at the following website for more information about the popular apps and websites that children are using today.
NSPCC - Share Aware Campaign - https://www.nspcc.org.uk/preventing-abuse/keeping-children-safe/share-aware/
NSPCC - Safe Internet Explorers - https://www.nspcc.org.uk/what-we-do/campaigns/safe-internet-explorers/
November 8th 2017
Safer Internet Day 2017
Today is Safer Internet Day. Here at Lingey House we think it's essential for children to be safe online. We looked at the Power of Image Assembly and we discussed what we like to do on the internet and how it is important not to share videos and pictures with people you don't know.
In Year 2 we read 'Smartie the Penguin' and helped him make good choices when he is online. We also watched a CEOP video called Animal Magic with SID the superhero.
In Year 4 and Year 5 we looked at a new resource called Like, Share Play. Children discussed Character profiles and stereotyping, we also discussed the feelings we might get when something we don't like happens online.
Throughout E-Safety week everyone will get an E-Safety Session in the classroom.
E-Safety Week 2017
This week in Computing children will be learning about how to stay safe online by being SMART.
If you would like to discuss E-Safety with your children then please check out these fantastic websites.
Websites for Parents
https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/parents/ - Lots of information for Parents/Carers
https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/8_10/ - Children aged between 8 and 10 years old
Internet Safety Day 2016
Internet Safety Day is coming on Tuesday 9th February 2016. Check out the links below for more information regarding the safety of your child on the internet.
Today is Safer Internet Day 2015. We have been raising awareness on how to keep our personal information and ourselves safe when using the internet. This morning in our assembly, we talked about how we use the internet to help us stay in touch with our friends, play games and be creative. We were also reminded of the dangers and the SuperSMART Crew helped us follow the SMART Rules.
Keeping your children safe on the internet matters.
For more information on keeping your child/children safe online please click on the link below.
Miss L Ritchie 14/05/2014