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E.Safety : Staying Safe Online

Social Media and Primary aged children.

Lots of parents are raising questions concerning their children's use of Social Media and staying safe on line.

In school we actively teach all our pupils about internet safety but here I will add some links to support any discussions you may have at home. In school we also have regular visits from our local Police support officers who come into school to discuss various aspects of safety with the children.

 

LINK TO THE WHATS APP GUIDE FOR PARENTS:

https://parentinfo.org/article/whatsapp-a-guide-for-parents-and-carers

 

Does WhatsApp have any age restrictions?

As of May 2018, WhatsApp’s minimum age of use is 16 years old if you live in the European Union, or a country that has adopted the GDPR, as the UK has. It was previously 13 and WhatsApp has not yet said what will happen to users between 13 and 16 who already held accounts under the old terms and conditions. By using WhatsApp, a user agrees to provide certain personal information such as their mobile phone number, billing and mobile device information.

If WhatsApp learns that identifiable information of a child under 16 has been collected on the WhatsApp Site or WhatsApp Service, then WhatsApp may deactivate the account.

 

LINK TO THE YOU TUBE GUIDE FOR PARENTS:

https://www.commonsensemedia.org/blog/parents-ultimate-guide-to-youtube

YOU TUBE STATE THE FOLLOWING........Provide accurate registration info and being over the age of 13. While we permit users between the ages of 13 and 17 to register for an account with parental permission, we do not allow children under the age of 13 to create an account

 

LINK TO THE INSTAGRAM GUIDE FOR PARENTS:

https://www.connectsafely.org/instagram/

Instagram requires everyone to be at least 13 years old before they can create an account (in some jurisdictions, this age limit may be higher). If your child is younger than 13 and created an account on Instagramyou can show t

Please see below some helpful information for Parents regarding YouTube:

WWW.SCHOOLBEAT.ORG

 

Please click on the link below to connect to the Schoolbeat.org website. This is a bilingual site from the All-Wales School Liaison Core Programme which provides information and resources for teachers, pupils and parents to follow up on the lessons provided by our school community police officers.

I.T and on line safety for our children is very important in this day and age. We have a few quizzes which you can undertake with your children to enable you to chat about IT and staying safe on line. The quizzes are non active and are meant to promote conversation about this topic.

 

Please click on the link below to 'On line safety - a short guide for parents - which is a simple guide which includes hints & tips for safe guarding pupils when using the internet.

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