The Fortnite gaming craze has certainly taken off and we are aware that many children across the school are playing it. If you want to know more about what it is and to learn some top tips for making sure that your children are gaming responsibly, please read the following leaflet: Fortnite-Battle-Royale-Parents-Guide
E-Safety is very important within the Federation of Great Ellingham and Rocklands Primary Schools. Keeping the children safe online is embedded throughout the curriculum. The children also learn how to use technology safely during regular PSHE and Computing lessons, assemblies and special events such as Safer Internet Day (SID).
If you are after more information about how to keep your children safer online, a great place for you to visit is the CEOP Think You Know website.
The internet has changed all of our lives, particularly our children’s. For parents and carers this opens up a whole new world of things to be aware of. For many of us, this can all be a bit too much. You might be struggling to keep up with the things your child is doing online, you may wonder if what they are doing is safe, and you may also be thinking, 'How can I be as good a parent online as I am offline?' The purpose of this site is to make online parenting simple.
Once you have explored the Parent/Carer section, it is also advisable that you sit down and explore the age-related material with your children. Sitting down and watching the videos with your children is a great place to get started and to create the ongoing conversation about staying safe online. If something online has made your child worried or unsafe, please click the link below for advice from CEOP on what to do next:
Below you will find a link to the brilliant Net Aware site set up by the NSPCC. Here you will find lots of information and guidance for the social networks that your children are using:
The NSPCC also have superb guidance for helping to set up parental controls:
If you are searching for age-specific advice, this website from internetmatters.org is full of all the latest news and has video guidance for children of all ages:
These How-to Guides are great for more specific advice on Instagram and YouTube and a range of other sites/apps:
Virgin Media also have some handy tools to help parents of web-ready children to stay ahead of the curve, including 'Switched on Families'.