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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 17/03/17

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

Twitter takes on trolls with tools to detect and mute abuse
The social media company will no longer wait for users to manually flag abusive content and accounts before acting.
Story from: Sky News

Five-year-old girl suffers horrific burns after becoming the latest victim of 'fire fairy' game spreading online
Russian police are investigating the social media scam, which is modelled on popular animated series 'Winx Club: School of Witches' The post - aimed at young girls - tells readers that if they turn on the gas burners on their stove and repeat 'magical words', they will become 'fire fairies'
Story from: Daily Mail

Read more: Online Safety in the News 17/03/17

Online Safety Update: Issue 14

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 14: February 2017' online now.

In this issue we look at how we celebrated Safer Internet Day 2017 as part of our PACT Online Safety Week.  We also look at the National Pupil Internet Use Survey 2016 results and more.  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.

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