Please find below different information relating to online safety.
Who knows more about the online world, parents or kids? Get the whole family together and take the O2 NSPCC Parents vs Kids quiz. You can play on an Amazon Echo, or on your mobile, desktop or tablet. See who knows the most about the online world, and learn a bit more about staying safe.
Use this website to help you know more about some of the apps your child(ren) may be using.
This is the link to the section on the NSPCC website relating to Online Safety. You might find some really useful information to help you keep your child(ren) safe online.
Additional Parent Platform Guides
How to Stay Safe on Social Media
Advice Around Popular Games
Please find below several information-packed posters that give parents and carers a real understanding of what games their children are playing. There are age restrictions, warnings about safety and some background information about what takes place in the games themselves.
Additionally, there are some guides to social media and messaging services which make for interesting reading.
Please ask in school if you require any further information or to share any concerns you may have.
IMPORTANT! Does your child use SNAPCHAT? Please read.
Snapchat have added a new feature called SnapMaps. This function is set so it is enabled as default unless it is switched off. It allows everyone on your child's friend list to see where they are on a real map using GPS. This is a real concern, especially if your child has friend on Snapchat that they do not know, as their location is available for all to see that they are connected to.
See below a news page from the BBC which explains it further.
To stop this feature. Follow these steps:
Select Ghost Mode.
This will mean that your child does not appear on a map showing their location.
Newsletter Launched for Adults in Blackburn with Darwen
A new newsletter has been launched by the charity 'enough abuse' and provides very in-depth and at times quite startling information as to some of the apps and games available to children.
As a school, we will be making this monthly newsletter available to parents to show the dangers and pitfalls of the ever changing landscape of communication online and it should provide information on any new apps or games available.
We hope you find it useful.
Advice for Parents from CEOP - 'Child Exploitation and Online Protection' Agency
We encourage all our children at St Francis to be 'SMART' online.