The safety of children online is something we take very seriously at Yorkley School.
Here you will find the latest updates, guidance and events to help keep your children safe online.
The document below has some of the latest guidance that has been passed to us from our local PCSOs who specialise in cyber safety.
Ditto is an online safety magazine written for parents and school staff. It is released every half term and will keep you up to date with the latest advice in cyber safety.
The latest issue covers TikTok updates, balancing online and offline, and a summer report for parents.
Exploring Youtube Confidently
Youtube is now offering a way for parents to better supervise the content their children access on its website. The “supervised experience” is designed to deliver content to children aged either 9+ or 13+. Please note that Youtube states that videos “generally align” within these age brackets, which means children will still need adult supervision.
Safer Internet Day 2021
For Safer Internet Day this year, we wanted to focus on having a healthy relationship with technology, especially since we’re all using it so much more at the moment. So, I would like you to try something different over our INSET days on the 22nd and 23rd of February. We want to try reducing the time we spend in front of screens and see what benefits we feel. Studies have shown that reduced screen time can make you both happier and healthier.
All you need to do to take part is decide on how you would like to reduce your screen time for yourself and your family and keep track of the benefits. That attached document has the information and table you need.
Stop Cyberbullying Day
Friday 18th June is Stop Cyberbullying Day, a global, annual event to promote a diverse and inclusive internet. In school, we will be teaching children to recognise cyberbullying, understand who is effected, and how to deal with it using Stop, Speak, Support.
You can find out more here:
Internet Safety Assembly
Children in Class 5 gave a presentation to parents and the whole school to support their learning about Internet Safety. They encouraged children to keep personal information private, and to report anything that makes them feel nervous or uncomfortable. They also reminded parents to monitor what their children access online. You can view their presentation and script here:
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