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We have used Internet Safety Awareness Week 2017 to re-launch our school "E- safety" policy and up date our Acceptable Use policy. The new draft documents are here for you to read. Historically the signing of Acceptable Use has been for staff but we have now extended this shared understanding to pupils and parents. We would welcome any feedback from our families.
E safety App awareness - useful updates December 2018
We I would like to make parents aware of some apps which have come to our attention of our recently:
This is the new name for Music.ly . Users can record short videos of themselves, usually with music, and post these easily to a public audience. There are only two privacy settings on the app:
Given most people sign up to Tik-Tok to share videos it is no surprise most users have a public account. The accounts are also set to public by default. The app has been downloaded more than 150 million times globally.
Reasons to be concerned:
This app is very similar to Tik-Tok. Users record themselves doing karaoke and post this to a public forum where anyone can comment. There is an option for a private mode but like Tik-Tok most accounts are public. This app has the same concerns as Tik-Tok. There is also an added concern as users can find adult content via the built in search function.
This is an online chat app that encourages users to chat online before meeting to date. It is meant to be for over 18s only, but no age verification is required.
An app that was previously called Yellow. Known as the teenage version of Tinder. You can add friends by swiping left or right on a picture of them. With add ons this will also lead to the users becoming friends on Snapchat and Instagram. Again no age verification is required with this app.
Calculators-: There are a series of apps that look like a normal calculator app, but will be password protected and have a place to hide photos, videos and files.
Live.me: This a live streaming video app. Users can stream themselves live to the world showing what they are up to at any given moment. It also shares the location of the person broadcasting themselves live. It has been linked to cyberbullying with many users being abused through the comments people can make on their videos. Users can also message other users so the bullying continues even when a stream has ended. Users get rewards from other users for their videos. This has led to many users daring the broadcaster to do something in return for a reward. This had led to some users completing life risking activities or suggestive activities in return for rewards and popularity on the app.
A great piece of advice is is to ‘always be on the apps your child uses’. Then, using this insight, have sensible conversations about use of the app with your child. Or alternatively have your child teach you about any new apps they want to download. Then do some research on your own to determine if the app is safe for your family to use.
Apple have now improved child controls for their devices. They have now produced guidance on how to use this which you can find here: https://support.apple.com/en-gb/HT201304
There is also some excellent guidance here for all parents on digital wellbeing which covers a variety of topics for different age groups: https://www.saferinternet.org.uk/blog/digital-wellbeing-%E2%80%93-guidance-parents
Working together to keep children safe
Thursday 21st April 2016
Dan Hawbrook, Lincolnshire County Council safety advisor visited school on Thursday 21st April. During the day he held workshops with all pupils from Reception to Year 6.
Then during Parents afternoon/evening he was available for parent drop ins to answer questions and advise from 2.30pm - 4.30pm.
Parents with a question who were unable to come at that time, were able to write it down and pass it to their class teacher in the morning who obtained the answer on their behalf.
Staying safe when using the internet
The Reception and Year 1 children learnt how to stay safe when using the internet. Dan read them a story about Smartie and taught the children a song.
Before you click, click, click...
You have to think, think, think...
And tell someone!
They then created posters to remind themselves and others how to stay safe when using the internet at school and at home. The children took copies of their posters home to share with their family.
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