Be the best that you can be
Mr J Cunningham
Online Safety Lead
Barmston Village Primary School
Use the CEOP report button (below) if you ever feel that your child could be in danger or feeling threatened online and keep any evidence your have.
CORONAVIRUS SCHOOL CLOSURES & ONLINE SAFETY - MARCH - SEPTEMBER 2020
Due to the ongoing school closures in force across the UK, organisations such as CEOP and The UK Safer Internet Centre have been putting together resources to ensure that all of our pupils are safe online. Obviously children will be spending a greater amount of time online during this period of school closures, so please make sure you take extra care to ensure your child is safe.
The Internet Watch Foundation warns that, with schools being forced to shut, there is an increased risk of children being groomed and coerced online. Experts are bracing themselves for a spike in public reports of child sexual abuse on the internet as more and more people stay at home during the coronavirus pandemic.
PLEASE HELP US ENSURE THAT NONE OF OUR CHILDREN ARE PUT AT RISK; take a look at some of the websites, documents and activities below:
Parent's Live Streaming Information and Advice:
Please click here to view the 'Thinkuknow' latest parent information and advice regarding keeping your child safe online, especially when carrying out the ever popular 'Live Streaming'. It is so important to keep our young people safe in this modern day society where technology plays such a large part of everyday life. This information not only provides necessary advice to keep you child safe, but also concentrates on your child's mental well-being, resilience etc.
National Online Safety Guides For Parents:
Please click on the links below to see some useful information for parents regarding children's safety online.
|7 Conversation Topics.pdf||Download|
|Age Ratings Info.pdf||Download|
|Catfishing Parent's Guide.pdf||Download|
|FIFA Parent's Guide.pdf||Download|
|Fortnite Parent's Guide.pdf||Download|
|Grand Theft Auto Parent's Guide.pdf||Download|
|House Party Parent's Guide.pdf||Download|
Information from 'Wizcase' for parents on how to keep your child safe online -
A Comprehensive Cyberbullying Guide for Parents
The Complete Guide to Protecting Your Child's Online Safety in 2018:
Please click here to view this handy guide on keeping your child safe whilst online in 2018. This includes important information regarding parental controls, social network safety, anti-virus software and much much more! We would advise all parents taking a quick look!
Be Secure Online Information Booklet:
Take a look at this handy booklet by 'Be Secure Online' explaining how to keep your children safe online
Snapchat location settings:
Please be aware, that Northumbria Police are urging parent's, whose children use Snapchat, to check the location settings on the app. The photo and video messaging app has introduced the “Snap Map” feature which lets you see where your friends were when they sent their most recent snap. To ensure your child is kept safe, we urge you to disable any location settings on any social media platforms which they might be using. Thank you for your support.
Online Safety Day:
BVPS always celebrates Online Safety Day in conjunction with the UK Safer Internet Centre.
Online Safety Live:
360 Degree Online Safety:
Martin Bailey came in from Animate2Educate to work with all of our pupils from across the school. He also carried out work with parents. Below is a copy of what was covered.