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E-Safety at Queens
The aim of our e-safety commitment to pupils, parents and staff is to provide a safe environment through our use of modern technology. We aim to educate good usage and positively encourage learning through safe interaction with a range of tablet and online technologies.
However, with the proliferation of mobile services e-safety is more apparent than ever before. To this end, please find below a selection of online resources for pupils, parents and staff alike. The sites listed below are by no means exhaustive but do give a great introduction to e-safety. We hope you will find them useful to engage you and your child in constructive conversation about e-safety.
Our designated member of staff for Internet Safety is Miss Thomas
Please do not hesitate to get in touch should you have any questions.
Everything you need to know about the latest trends
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Squid Game: Everything you need to know.
This blog post informs parents of every thing you need to know about the latest trend. Everywhere you go, people are talking about Netflix’s latest phenomenon, Squid Game. The South Korean drama series is taking over our screens, our lives, and now it’s even creeping into the playground. But with the series taking the title as Netflix’s most successful show ever, is this something your kids should be watching? And how should you approach conversations about the show with your children?
Click here ----> Is Squid Game suitable for children?
Fortnite: Everything you need to know.
Fortnite is an online, multiplayer game using a ‘battle royale’ form of play. Fortnite pits individual players against one another in solo or team combat, where players must eliminate all others to be the last one left ‘alive’. On Fortnite, players can be exposed to strangers online. Verbal communication is a key part of the game, so children may experience aggressive or trolling language, as well as threatening behaviour. Also, due to the violent nature of the gameplay, children will also be exposed to a variety of weapon types.
Click here ---> Is Fortnite safe to play?
Among Us is a mobile and platform game where players must work together to complete tasks and uncover an imposter on a spaceship. There are between 4 and 10 players and matches can be played with friends in a closed game or with strangers in open matches. Among Us is a collaborative and competitive game where players communicate with other players. Players should also be aware of strangers trying to gain personal or private information from others.
Click here ---> What is Among Us?
Advertised as an ‘imagination platform’, Roblox is a global platform where players can play games made by other developers. The platform offers thousands of games for players to choose from. It also allows users to develop their own games for others to play. Due to the fact players have to accuse other players of being the imposter, there is the potential for targeting and trolling others.
Click here ---> What is the Roblox age rating?
Internet safety links
CBBC - Children's guide to staying safe online
This guide written by CBBC gives 8 top tips for staying safe online
CEOP is the organisation for Child Expolitation and online protection. It contains a range of information about keeping yourself or a child you know safe from child sexual exploitation. You can also report anything that has made you feel uncomfortable on the COP website.
Childnet International (previously kidsmart)
Childnet International is a non-profit organisation working with others to help make the internet a great and safe place for children.
Coventry City Council
Be smart and stay safe online from Coventry City Council
Digital Parenting is created for parents and schoolteachers to help them give children the life skills they need to thrive in the always-connected digital world. We hope it will give you essential knowledge and help build your confidence as you guide your children through the challenges of life online.
There’s information and advice from experts, parents and teachers on a range of topics, including how to:
teach your child digital resilience
navigate the pitfalls of social media
cope with online peer pressure
manage your family’s screen time
protect your family from cyber crime
use parental controls and settings to stay safe
This website offers help for parents on how to keep their children safe online. It is run in partnership with all of the big internet service providers, including BT, Sky and Virgin.
Pawsexplore is a safe search website that limits all searches to the most stringent security checks. For use at home or in school, children can join the fun characters of Kelly and Robbie in their hunt for information!
Social Media Video
This light hearted video demonstrates how social media behaviour would work in person look in person, brings it all into perspective
South West Grid for Learning (SWGfL)
A not-for-profit charitable trust, providing a wide range of products, services and solutions designed specifically for education, including support for
safeguarding children online. Here you will find innovation, expertise and multi-award winning tools.
Thinkuknow is also from CEOPS but has areas aimed at different age ranges using videos and top tips to make learning about internet safety fun.
UK Safer Internet Centre
The UK Safer Internet Centre contains online safety tips, advice and resources to help children and young people stay safe online.
Specifically they have information on staying safe when using social network and similar sites such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat, Moshi Monsters, YouTube etc, these guides can be accessed here:
Warwickshire County Council
E safety: Safeguarding Children in the Digital World.