Online Safety News

Online Safety in the News 10/11/17

Our roundup of the key Online Safety news stories from the past two weeks.

Fake WhatsApp app downloaded more than one million times
A fake version of the WhatsApp messenger app was downloaded more than a million times from the Google Play Store before it was removed.
Story from: BBC News

Prince William warns social media impacts young people's self-esteem
The Duke of Cambridge says children and young people are increasingly under pressure compared to past generations.
Story from: Sky News

Read more: Online Safety in the News 10/11/17

Online Safety Parent Workshop

Dear Parent/Guardian, 

I am writing to you to invite you to our next Online Safety Parent Workshop. Following concerns from parents and teachers, this half terms focus will be on:

  • Children playing age restricted games – what do the age ratings mean?
  • Child friendly search engines – how can I keep my child safe when searching?

During this workshop, you will have the opportunity to ask questions and seek advice on topics surrounding the age restriction of games, films and websites.

The Online Safety Parent Workshop will take place in the Infant Hall from 3:00pm to 3:30pm on Tuesday 21st November.

This is a fantastic opportunity to ask for advice, put your mind at ease or just enquire as to what you can do to keep your child safe online at home.

Yours sincerely,
Mr J. Tromans
Trust Leader of Computing
Prince Albert Community Trust

Online Safety Update: Issue 17


Our latest Prince Albert Community Trust Online Safety Update newsletter is out now!

Produced on a half termly basis to keep you up-to-date with Online Safety news, new ICT initiatives and ways in which you can help to keep your family safe both online and when using emerging technology.

We hope you enjoy reading 'Issue 17: October 2017' online now.

In this issue we look at the new UK data protection law and General Data Protection Regulation, our next Online Safety Day in November and a quick guide to using Twitter safely.

If you have a concern regarding your child's use of the internet at home or in school, you can speak to one of our Online Safety Leads for support and advice.

Online Safety in the News 29/09/17

Our roundup of the key Online Safety news stories from the past two weeks.

Children to get jargon busting leaflets to improve online protection
Children will be offered simplified, jargon free leaflets explaining their rights on social media in a bid to provide them with better protection.
Story from: Yahoo News

Tackling Fake News
Do Kids Have The Critical Literacy Skills They Need to Survive And Thrive In A Digital World?
Story from: Huffington Post

Read more: Online Safety in the News 29/09/17