Cyber Safety

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.

Cyber Safety Guidance

Ditto

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.

Ditto 23rd Jan

Ditto 24 March

DITTO 25 June

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.

You can find out more here and can download a full guide here.

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.

Safer Internet Day 2021 Reducing Screen Time Experiment

Reducing Screen Time

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:

www.cybersmile.org

stopcyberbullyingday.org

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:

 

Class 5 Internet Safety Assembly script

 

Websites you may find useful

www.childnet.com – online sexual bullying advice for parents and carers of 9 12 year olds

Game Reviews – Kids Games | Common Sense Media

askaboutgames.com

App Reviews – Kids Apps | Common Sense Media

www.thinkuknow.co.uk

www.internetmatters.org

www.nationalonlinesafety.com

www.saferinternet.org.uk/

twitter.com/GlosSaferCyber

www.nationalbullyinghelpline.co.uk

www.childnet.com/resources/online-safety-activities-you-can-do-from-home