We believe that a child's spiritual, moral, social and cultural development and, within this, the promotion of fundamental British values, should be at the heart of our school.  We use Picture News, which help to keep children up to date with the fast changing world around them. Our discussions and debates in our PSHE lessons with Mrs Needham,  help to challenge children's ideas and pre-conceptions; ultimately helping them to broaden their horizons and enable them to deal with the modern world. 

E-safety is an integral part of children’s education in today’s digital world. In PSHE, Mrs Needham helps the children improve their understanding of e-safety so they can learn to use the internet and all digital media in a safe and secure way.

As a parent you'll know how important the internet is to children - they use it to learn, play, socialise and express themselves. It's a highly creative place of amazing opportunities. But the technology children use every day can seem daunting and you might worry about the risks your child can face online - such as bullying, contact from strangers or the possibility of them seeing illegal or inappropriate content.

Childnet is a great website resource for parents and children on online safety.

Internet Matters is another great site to use - it has advice on cyberbullying, how to talk to your children about internet safety and quick guides to different types of social media such as Instagram and Snapchat.

The NSPCC have launched a new video called 'Share Aware,' which helps children understand the importance of not sharing personal information whilst online. The video can be found by clicking on the following;  Additionally, there is another website which is a really useful guide to the social networks your children may be using

Heard of Fortnite? It's an action survival game that was released last year, and is now one of the biggest online games, with more than 40 million players worldwide. Are you aware that the game automatically lets players speak to each other using voice or text? It means children can be contacted by anyone else playing the game. Voice chat can be disabled but text chat can't be turned off. It can help keep children safe if you are regularly chatting to them about what they're doing online.

See the attached post from the NSPCC for more information.

Mrs Cordle,
9 Mar 2018, 09:04