During the school closure, we understand it can be tempting to allow your children to spend increasing amounts of time online but there are a few things to concern about safety online. If you have a concern about online content, the way a user is communicating with your child/you or about another child's online usage, click on the link below and click 'report to CEOP' to report it.
TikTok (Age Rating 13 years old)
Many of our children tells us about their enjoyment of using the self videoing app 'TikTok' even though this app requires all its users to be a minimum age of 13 years old. Unfortunately, since it's release, there have been many incidents of child grooming. With this in mind, the makers of 'TikTok' have been working hard to develop further safety measures within the app.
Please see the update from the BBC website below.
Date: 19 February 2020
The BBC reports that TikTok, a social video app that allows users to share short videos, is introducing a family safety mode designed to give parents tighter control over how their children use the app. The safety feature will allow parents and carers to link their account to their child's and have direct control over the safety settings.
Read the news story: TikTok 'family safety mode' gives parents some app control
See also on NSPCC Learning
> Online safety training
Useful Websites For More Information
Below are some websites which can provide further information for parents about keeping safe online. REMEMBER: Always make sure you are aware of what your child is looking at and doing online and ensure they are playing age appropriate games.
Parent Info Zone on 'Think You Know' website - https://parentinfo.org/?utm_source=Thinkuknow&utm_campaign=11c85df25c-TUK_GLOBAL_MAR_2020_MESSAGE&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_0b54505554-11c85df25c-64892841
Gooseberry Planet advice for parents during the school closure - https://gooseberryplanet.com/safeguarding-during-school-closures-due-to-the-corona-outbreak-parent-advice/?fwd=cd&data=%7B%22email%22%3A%22headteacher%40greenhammerton.n-yorks.sch.uk%22%7D
We recently held a school event for children, parents and carers,
where local PCS Officers came along and discussed with the children
the importance of Online Safety. Parents and carers were also invited to an
afternoon presentation on Online Safety. They gave lots of useful tips and information on how to keep your children safe online.
Internet Safety Videos
These are nationally approved Internet Safety Videos, designed for the appropriate age groups. They were used by PSCO Phil Wright during his sessions with the children in November 2018.