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Stop Speak Support

Not sure what to do when you see online bullying taking place? We have created steps that you can take to help tackle cyberbullying. Remember #StopSpeakSupport Find out more at www.stopspeaksupport.com

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Stop, Speak, Support Code

Stop, Speak, Support aims to help young people spot cyberbullying and know what steps they can take to stop it happening and provide support to the person being bullied. The code encourages young people to:

STOP

  • Action 1: Take time out before getting involved, and don’t share or like negative
    comments.
  • Action 2: Try and get an overview of what’s really going on.
  • Action 3: Check the community guidelines for the site you’re on.

SPEAK

  • Action 1: Ask an adult or friend that you can trust for advice.
  • Action 2: Use the report button for the social media it’s happening on.
  • Action 3: Speak to one of the charities set up to help with situations like this, such as Childline.

SUPPORT

  • Action 1: Give the person being bullied a supportive message to let them know they’re not alone.
  • Action 2: Encourage the person being bullied to talk to someone they can trust.
  • Action 3: Give the person being bullied a positive distraction from the situation.

Don't miss out on your copy of Digital Parenting 10/11/17

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10/11/17: Minterne has signed up to Digital Parenting magazine. Your child / children will receive a free copy to take home on Friday the 10th November.  

 

The magazine aims to provide you with the latest expert advice so you can help yourself, and your children, to develop the skills and knowledge to use the online world, safely and with confidence. 

 

This is a fantastic resource and fulfills our responsibility to:

  • Safefeguard and protect all members of Minterne CJ School community online
  • Raise awareness with all members of Minterne CJ School community regarding the potential risks as well as benefits of technology.

#Anti-Bullying Week 2017 W/C: Monday 13th November

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NSPCC: Preventing Child Sexual Abuse

This NSPCC animation explores simple steps we can all take to make children safer.

Parents play an important role in keeping their children safe online as well as in the real world.  Here are some resources to help parents to gain the necessary skills to deal with safety in an online environment for both themselves and their families.

Online safety (E-Safety)

Minterne CJ School believes that online safety (e-Safety) is an essential element of safeguarding children and adults in the digital world, when using technology such as computers, mobile phones or games consoles.

 

The internet and information communication technologies are an important part of everyday life so children must be supported to be able to learn how to develop strategies to manage and respond to risk so they can be empowered to build resilience online. 

 

 

We sent out a checklist to help you (parents) improve your child's online safety.

 

 

Parental Controls

 

Youtube

YouTube allows you to watch, create and comment on videos. You can create your own YouTube account, create a music playlist, and even create your own channel, which means you will have a public profile. YouTube allows live streaming. (NetAware.org.uk, 2017)

 

Youtube's minimum access age is 13 years old. However, parents can supervise and monitor their children, and put in safety measures, to help younger children use this fantastic tool safely. 

 

This is a short video which shows you how to make Youtube safer for your children:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cszKgpGE13s

 

What happens if my child wants to subscribe to channels on Youtube?

https://support.google.com/youtube/answer/4489286?o=GENIE.Platform%3DAndroid&hl=en

 

Reference - Net-Aware.org.uk

Apple Devices: 

https://www.imore.com/restrictions

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WPjZdegZt1A    (Video)

Android Devices: http://www.techadvisor.co.uk/how-to/google-android/how-use-android-parental-controls-3461359/

Desktop Computers

Windows 10:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-HLOtNZCrSs

Mac: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4CxBrK4iMLg

Advice for Online Gaming

  • Gaming devices provide a variety of interesting activities and ways for young people to engage with their friends and families.
  • However, it is important to be aware of what these devices can do and how you can talk with your child to help them to use this technology in safe and positive way.
  • All modern gaming devices offer parental controls to help you manage how your child uses their device, but these do need to be set up in order for them to be operational. (NSPCC, 2017) 

 

The NSPCC offer free advice for parents about keeping your children safe whilst gaming online. These are the 3 steps to help you get started. 

 

Three steps for parents:

1. Understand the capabilities of gaming devices and how you as a parent can support your child to be smart and safe in their gaming. To help, read the FAQs below. If you are buying a gaming device, why not print our Shopper’s Checklist and ask these questions in the shop?

 

2. Find out about the parental controls available - it helps if you are the one to set up the gaming device so you are in control of these. Gaming devices have parental controls to help parents manage their children’s gaming, for example, to prevent internet browsing or restrict access to age-restricted games (see our tips for Nintendo,  Xbox or PlayStation 4 and Playstation 3 devices). Find out about PEGI age ratings to help you decide which games are appropriate for your child’s age.

 

3. Talk with your child about safe and responsible gaming and agree a set of family rules. Perhaps you could agree rules with your child about how long they are allowed to play for, how they should behave towards other gamers and agree rules about not meeting up with people they have only met online. See our Family Agreement for more ideas. Remember that gaming devices like the Xbox 360, Wii and PSP connect to the internet, so the same advice and rules for keeping safe online apply.

 

Check out the website for more specific advice tailored to each console: 

https://www.nspcc.org.uk/preventing-abuse/keeping-children-safe/online-safety/online-games-helping-children-play-safe/

 

References:

NSPCC (C), 2017, Website: https://www.nspcc.org.uk/preventing-abuse/keeping-children-safe/online-safety/online-games-helping-children-play-safe/

 

For more information on how to safely use / set up parental controls on devices, check out the NSPCC (downloadable) guides. These include:

 

Tablets

Smart TVs

Smartphones

Gaming Devices 

 

Website: https://www.saferinternet.org.uk/advice-centre/parents-and-carers/parents-guide-technology

 

 

Digital Citizens 

At Minterne Junior School, we encourage children to act responsibly and safely online.

 

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