Rossington St Michael's C of E Primary School, Sheepbridge Lane, Doncaster, South Yorkshire, DN11 0EZ

01302 868 284 Fax: 01302 86493

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Rossington St Michael’s C of E Primary School

Learning to be the best that we can be with the love of God

Useful Links

 How configure parental controls on your home broadband router:

 

Parent guides to social media websites - https://nationalonlinesafety.com/resources/platform-guides/

 

How to turn on restrictions:

 

Advice from Apple about family safety - https://www.apple.com/families/

 

Apple guide for using the Screen Time app to monitor usage and set limits - https://support.apple.com/en-gb/HT208982

 

Tips for enabling restrictions on other computers and devices - https://www.comparitech.com/blog/vpn-privacy/protecting-childrens-privacy/

 

An example of a parent monitoring application - https://www.spyzie.com/

 

Guide to the Digital 5-a-Day https://www.childrenscommissioner.gov.uk/2017/08/06/digital-5-a-day/

 

Article "How much screen time is too much for our children?" https://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/whats-on/family-kids-news/screen-time-technology-kids-limit-13464670 

 

Article "Limiting children's screen time linked to better cognition" https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-45651725

 

Parent guides for Internet safety:

7-Conversation Topics

Age Ratings

Catfishing

Minecraft

MOMO

Snapchat

The App Store

WhatsApp

Youtube

Screen Addiction

KIK

Fortnite

Instagram

E Safety Update

In partnership with you, we are always seeking to do all we can to keep our young people safe.  With this in mind, and after receiving communication from CEOP, we wanted to bring to your attention a few e safety related issues that are causing us, and other schools, some concerns at the current time.

 

The following apps/games are causing concern:

 

  • BLUE WHALE: This is a game played via many social media platforms.
  • SAYAT.ME: This public website allows users and others to leave anonymous posts about other people.
  • PICKLE: This app encourages users to participate in, and film, a dare for which they will receive payment.  Dares are posted anonymously.  It suggests that it is "any easy way to make money".  There are many obvious safeguarding concerns with this app - again we wanted to make you aware of it and would ask that you do not allow your son/daughter to have this app on their devices.
  • YELLOW: is an app where under 18s can post profile pictures.
  • SNAPCHAT STREAKS: We have been made aware that some of our students are giving out their passwords to their accounts to friends in order that friends might continue their "snapchat streaks" when they themselves cannot be on snapchat.
  • 13 REASONS WHY: This is a Netflix programme.

 

We would, of course, recommend that children do not download these onto phones or tablets and ask that you check your son/daughter's devices to ensure passwords for all social media accounts are private and reinforce to them the importance of keeping these confidential.

 

Thank you for your continued support and vigilance.  Should you have any questions or concerns, please, in the first instance, speak to Mrs Cousins or Mr McCurdy who will be pleased to help.