Child safety on Fortnite: parent factsheet

We have become aware of a new game that can be downloaded by children, called Fortnite. This factsheet provides more information about the suitability because it is a 12+ game. It also provides information on how to keep safe and use parental controls. Please click here to download helpful factsheet for parents on this game →

Internet Safety Day 2018

At Benedict Primary School, we promote and teach the pupils in how to stay safe online. This week we have been taking an active part in Internet Safety Day 2018. You can read more about our work with keeping children safe online by clicking here.

Live streaming: A fact sheet for parents

Live streaming, sometimes known as “going live”, is the broadcasting of live videos over the internet. Videos are unedited and are viewed in real time- similar to Live TV.

A Parents and Carers guide to Snapchat

For parents and carers, this leaflet contains highly relevant and useful information about the popular app, Snapchat – and the ways in which you can help keep children safe online.

Keeping children safe online

We all know it’s important to be vigilant when our children use the internet. This leaflet gives more information about how to best do that. There is an English language version of the leaflet, but also translations in Somali, Urdu and Polish. Please click to download the appropriate leaflet: English language version: Click here to download the leaflet ‘Supporting Young … Read More

Keeping your child safe online – A checklist for parents and carers

As a parent you’ll probably know how important the internet is to children and young people. They use it to learn, play, socialise and express themselves in all types of creative ways. This may be through sharing photos and videos, blogging, gaming, or even developing their own apps. It is a place of amazing opportunities. The technology children use in … Read More

WhatsApp: A parent’s guide

WhatsApp is a mobile messaging app which allows users to exchange messages using existing phone contacts without having to pay text message fees. WhatsApp Messenger is available on most mobile devices including iPhone, BlackBerry, Android, Windows Phone and Nokia. WhatsApp users can create groups and send each other unlimited images, video and audio messages. Download this leaflet to learn more … Read More

Inappropriate websites

23% of 8 – 11 year olds say they dislike inappropriate content online as do 15% of 12 – 15 year olds. Ofcom, Parents views on parental controls 2012 If your child is using the internet, you should discuss the type of things they might see no matter what age they are. This leaflet gives tips on how to go … Read More

Online grooming

Grooming is a process used to prepare a child for sexual abuse. An offender’s aim when grooming will be to gain access to a child and build a relationship with that child. Grooming can take many different forms, from one off contact which may include sexual advances, to a series of events over time. This leaflet gives practical advice on … Read More