Twisted Toys website
Twisted Toys is an awareness-raising campaign and it is as quirky as it is brilliant. You really need to watch the short videos to understand what it’s all about. It shows the dangers of the online world such as social media by using toys as examples.There’s Share Bear, Stalkie Talkie, My First Terms and Conditions, Wakey Wakey, Pocket Troll, Pay as you YoYo and more. For example “Stalkie Talkie – is the hand held, hi-tech toy that uses algorithms which match children with adult strangers. Press the button then just sit back and wait for billions of unknown people to find you. How do you tell if they’re a friend or a predator? We don’t know either!”
You can find the Twisted Toys website HERE.
Be Internet Legends
To make the most of the internet, children need to make smart decisions. Be Internet Legends empowers younger children to use the web safely and wisely, so they can be confident explorers of the online world. Click here to find out more.
Parent Support Guide
Click here for a useful guide!
Please click here to find out more about how to help your children about safety.
Childnet have updated their parent and carer toolkit that will help parents have conversations about online safety. Their booklet ‘Let’s talk about life online’ includes ten key messages that should be shared with children:
- “You can always come to me if you need help.”
- “What would you do if this happened…?”
- “Remember that not everyone is who they say they are online.”
- “Keep your personal information safe, and other people’s too.”
- “Be respectful to others online.”
- “Think before you post.”
- “Remember to ask if it’s okay.”
- “Remember not everything is true online.”
- “The things other people post online might not always show what their life is really like.”
- “Recognise how going online makes you feel and take a break when you need to.”
Click here for an online toolkit for parents and carers.
Does your child play games on the computer, iPad, tablet, phone?
Please click here for some great advice on what you need to know as a parent or carer!
There is a new resource aimed at supporting you with children aged 4 – 7 years old about online safety. Click here to access the site.
Click September 2019 edition for the latest DITTO online safety magazine issue.
The following is advice given out by Greater Manchester Police:
Following the Christmas holidays, students may have received new technology, including phones for Christmas. We would like to remind all of our pupils of the need to keep themselves safe when using social media, and online, generally.
The following tips may be useful:
-Use the privacy settings on the phone to limit who reads your feed
-Keep location settings off when on social media
-Do not share personal information or images/video with anyone online
-Do not accept a friend request from someone you do not know in real life
-Know how to block or report anything concerning on sites and apps they use. Use Net Aware to find out how.
-Look out for the CEOP icon to report any suspicious or concerning areas on apps/sites
-Check out the NSPCC tools, including being Share Aware.
-Remember that online behaviour – including sharing personal information – should mirror behaviour in person
-Perhaps download the ZipIt app to help you to deal with requests for inappropriate photos.
If you have received or sent any information, images or video to someone whom you do not know, you may want to talk about this with someone.
You can share a concern with staff at school. The named staff for safeguarding in our school is Miss Shelley Lynton