Online Safety News

Online Safety Update: Issue 16


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 16: July and Summer 2017' online now.

In this issue we look back at our last PACT Online Safety Day of the academic year, our Online Safety Parent Questionnaire and the new 'Snap Maps' location sharing feature in Snapchat.

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.

PACT Online Safety Day - 4th July 2017

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Tuesday 4th July is our final PACT Online Safety Day of the academic year!

Children will be participating in an Online, Fact, Fiction and Myth lesson to help them understand the need to validate information online.  This is particularly relevant at the moment with the increase in 'fake news' which is spreading further and faster because of social media.

We will also be running a range of Parent Workshops throughout the week.  During these workshops we will be addressing some of the recent Online Safety issues in the news, including the new Snapchat feature, the 'Snap Map'.

Our Parent Workshops will be running as follows:-

For Heathfield Primary School Parents: Monday 3rd July 2017 2:50-3:15pm
For Prince Albert Primary School Parents: Tuesday 4th July 2017 3:00-3:30pm
For Highfield J&I School Parents: Thursday 6th July 2017 2:50-3:15pm

We look forward to seeing you there!

Online Safety in the News 28/04/17

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

Children report feeling unprotected from inappropriate content on social media sites
Four out of five children feel that social media companies aren’t doing enough to protect them from pornography, self-harm, bullying, and hatred on their sites, new research has found.
Story from: ITV News

Smartphone app 'tells parents when children are sexting'
Parents worried their children are swapping inappropriate pictures and selfies with friends or even strangers online are being offered a smartphone app to automatically spot suspect images.
Story from: The Telegraph

Read more: Online Safety in the News 28/04/17