St John the Baptist
Church of England Primary School

e-Safety / Safety Latest News

On this page we hope to bring you the latest news about how you can support e-safety with your child at home.

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Momo Advice

Dear Parents

Knowledge about Momo is growing amongst children and this has often been because parents have told them and they have passed on this information to other children. If you have told your child, then please tell them not to share this with others.

Again, I reiterate the e-safety advice, which is not to alarm children by telling them about Momo. Instead parents should ensure that you do the following:

  • Ensure you know what your children access online.
  • Ensure your child understands the importance of not giving personal information to anyone they don't know.
  • Tell your child that no-one has the right to make them do anything they do not want to do.
  • Use parental controls to support keeping children safe.

Become concerned if your child;

  • Becomes secretive - especially about what they are doing online.
  • Spends a lot of time on the internet and social media.
  • Switches screens if you approach.
  • Becomes withdrawn or angry after using the interent or sending text messages.
  • Has lots of new phone numbers or e-mail addresses on their devices.

Essentially the Momo hacking is trying to get people to share e-mail addresses etc. for other purposes, so good internet safety advice should be adhered to.

 

If you have any specific queries please don't hesitate to get in touch.

Kind regards

Paul Reid

Fortnite warning

Schools are warning parents that Fortnite is making children "aggressive and violent" and fuelling bullying as a new version of the game is launched.

A number of primary schools in Gloucestershire have sent out letters to parents and one has held events talking about the effects the game is having on pupils as young as six.

Read the full article by clicking the picture below

New information sheet about YouTube

Please click here to download a useful information guide produced by Lincolnshire Children Safeguarding Board. This information guide has lots of useful tips on ensureing You Tube is used safely.

Warnings over Doki Doki Game

Doki Doki is an online game that has been linked to youngsters developing suicidal thoughts. The game is advertised as being suitable for over 13s. You can see a BBC report about Doki Doki by clicking here and following the link.

Keeping safe at Halloween and on Bonfire Night

 

Our Year 3 Safety Officers have presented this to the whole school to help keep everyone safe over the next few days. Click here to see the presentation.

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