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ROBLOX GAMES - OCTOBER 2017

We are aware that children are signing up with the Roblox site where there are a number of games they can play with others online. It is advertised to appeal to young children and there are parental controls you can put in place to help ensure your child’s safety. Please note however that the Roblox site itself warns that not all of the games available are actually suitable for primary school children. Prison Life and Jail Break for example involve violence and theft. It is very important therefore that you continue to monitor which games your child is playing on this site.

 

Thank you once again for your support in keeping everyone at Belmont safe online.

 

For more information please visit the LSCB site: http://bit.ly/2kjE4TX

ONLINE SAFETY DAY WITH DAN HAWBROOK - SEPTEMBER 2017

We were pleased to welcome LSCB e-safety officer Dan Hawbrook back to Belmont on Monday when he spent time with every class discussing how to keep safe online.

 

From the Reception class singing and sharing the story of Smartie the Penguin to Year 5 and 6 discussing who actually owns the photos you send on apps such as Snapchat, everyone had great fun learning more about this important topic.

 

After a very busy day, Dan led a meeting for parents after school with ideas for what they could do at home to keep their families safer online.

 

We would all like to thank Dan for a brilliant day. You can see a super little video of the Reception Class over on their class page!

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SNAPCHAT UPDATE - SAFEGUARDING CONCERNS JUNE 2017

As part of our ongoing esafety programme we would like to inform you that Snapchat has recently made updates to their app which are causing privacy concerns. Their new location sharing feature is called Snap Map and young people can share their whereabouts with all their friends or just a select few. They can even set it to ‘ghost mode’ where they can see where others are without sharing their own location. This can be unsettling as you’re not always aware of who is tracking your whereabouts and is obviously a safeguarding concern.

 

If your child has access to Snapchat we advise you to discuss the implications of this new feature with them. At the moment Snap Map is switched off by default but there are various settings that may be used.

 

There has been an assembly for pupils in key stage 2 to make them aware of the privacy concerns of this new feature and advise them how to keep safe online. Further information can be found via the Snapchat Safety Centre or by clicking on the document below.         

 

Please note that Snapchat is not intended for children under the age of 13


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