Online Safety


Latest Information

The following link gives some information (from BT) about the game Fortnite and some concerns raised about its use by children. https://home.bt.com/tech-gadgets/computing/gaming/what-is-fortnite-and-are-my-kids-addicted-11364266097259Click here for a link to a PDF about Fortnite that has been circulated by the police to schools in Mid-Sussex but is still relevant here.

It has come to our attention that some children are using a social media platform that may have online safety implications for children.  ‘Twitch’ is a relatively new app that allows for live video streaming and chat room access that may leave children vulnerable.

Other apps that have been brought to our attention this year include Musical.ly and Snapchat.  Please be cautious if your child is using these apps. Please refer to the apps guidance and security settings.

A polite reminder that Facebook and Youtube are both age restricted applications: you need to be 13 to have an account.   

If you wish to know about the dangers of new social media apps (e.g. Snapchat, Instagram), here is a link to Family Education that is well worth a visit.

If you are concerned about any online applications your children have been using or discussing with friends please feel free to come in and talk about this with the class teacher.


Advice available about online safety


https://www.ceop.police.uk/safety-centre/

http://www.childnet.com/


https://https://www.net-aware.org.uk/


http://sussex.police.uk/ask-the-police/safety-on-the-internet/