Monday 4th February 2019 will mark the start of our PACT Online Safety Week across all of our schools. Throughout the week your child will be learning about how to stay safe online whilst in school and at home. We will also be participating in the globally celebrated Safer Internet Day on Tuesday 5th February.
Safer Internet Day 2019 will be celebrated globally on Tuesday 5th February with the slogan: ‘Together for a better Internet’.
Coordinated in the UK by the UK Safer Internet Centre the celebration sees hundreds of organisations get involved and join a national conversation about using technology responsibly, respectfully, critically and creatively.
As you are all aware, the SLT and I have been on the gates before and after school for a number of weeks now. We have been alarmed by the number of children who are in cars without seatbelts on. Not only is this extremely dangerous but it is also illegal. The following guidance outlines the law on children in cars:
You (the driver) must make sure that any children in the vehicle you’re driving are:
You can be fined up to £500 if a child under 14 is not in the correct car seat or wearing a seat belt while you’re driving.
You also need to ensure that children are not let out of cars that have stopped in the middle of the road as they are at risk of being injured by other vehicles. Children need to be escorted into the school by the adult bringing them to school. The safety of all of our children is of paramount importance to us as a school so we appreciate your support with this.
Over the next few weeks your child will be coming home with the latest copy of the Digital Parenting Online Safety magazine. This is packed full of useful online safety advice and is written specifically for parents. If you cannot wait for the printed copy, then please take a look at the electronic version of the magazine by clicking the link below.
Digital Parenting [PDF]
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 23: December and Christmas 2018' online now.
In this issue we look at how when you set up a new bit of tech, many of the apps will automatically offer the opportunity to share your location. We look at the issues you need to consider before deciding whether to share your child’s location...as well as recommended apps for location tracking. We also look at some Christmas conversation starter tips to help children deal with online issues and open up about their digital lives.
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.