Online Safety News

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

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