Online Safety News

Online Safety in the News 20/01/17

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

Kayleigh Haywood film encouraging children to report online grooming says NSPCC
A film showing the final two weeks of murdered schoolgirl Kayleigh Haywood's life has encouraged children to report cases of grooming online.
Story from: ITV News

Moderate screen use 'boosts teen wellbeing'
A study of screen time and mental wellbeing among teenagers has suggested moderate use of devices may be beneficial in a connected world.
Story from: BBC

Read more: Online Safety in the News 20/01/17

Online Safety Update: Issue 13

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 13: December 2016' online now.

In this issue we look at our Internet of Things survey results and parental control apps for mobile devices.  Are you buying someone a new device for Christmas?  We also take a look at some top tips for staying safe on mobile phones and tablets. We hope you enjoy this issue.

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.

National Internet of Things Survey

Our school is taking part in the National Internet of Things Survey!

Our school is one of over 200 schools from across the UK taking part. The results will provide valuable information to schools on the range of hardware such as laptops, tablets, consoles and smart phones being used by young people and children.

Once signed up, schools are sent a survey form that can be completed in each class during the Autumn term. Each class will be shown a number of devices and children will be asked to raise their hand if they use this device at home. No personal information will be collected, only the number of devices used.

Once each class has carried out the survey, the numbers will be collated for each school with the national results published in time for Safer Internet Day on Tuesday 7th February 2017.

We will be carrying out the survey as part of our forthcoming Online Safety Day on Tuesday 22nd November 2016.