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Digital Safety

At John Keble School we take our responsibilities for child protection seriously. All concerns are reported to the relevant staff and are dealt with in accordance with our school policy. Ms Hawker, Ms El-Habti and Mrs Allard are the designated Child Protection Officers. Any child protection concerns should be raised with them. 

During the Covid-19 pandemic, children spent more time online doing their school work, playing games or watching videos. Technology is hugely valuable for education, as well as a way to keep in touch with friends and family. Here’s some information about what your child may enjoy online and what you can do to help keep them safer:

Sharing Pictures 

Using devices like phones and tablets to share pictures and videos can be a great way for children to have fun and stay in touch with friends and family.   It’s really important your child knows what’s ok to share online and what they should check with you first.

Here is some information  on the risks and how to support safer sharing.

Gaming online 

Online games are social activities, and most have features that allow children to chat with others whilst they play.

 For information about the positives of gaming, the risks of in-game chat and measures you can take to help protect them, watch this short video

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This fantastic link shows you how you can set parental controls on a range of different devices at home (including on games consoles, mobile phones and online platforms like YouTube): https://www.internetmatters.org/parental-controls/interactive-guide/ 

We were visited by some "Internet Legends". They give advice for parents here https://parentzone.org.uk/our-services and for children here https://beinternetlegends.withgoogle.com/en-gb. 

For advice, help or to make a report please visit https://ceop.police.uk/

A parents guide to Instagram (PDF) - Age limit 13 years old

A parents guide to WhatsApp (PDF) - Age limit 16 years old

A parents guide to Microsoft Play Safe (PDF) 

A parents guide to YouTube (PDF) - Age limit 13 years old

Think You Know - E-safety advice for parents and games/learning for children

Snapchat Privacy Setting (PDF) - Age limit 13 years old

A parents guide to Tik Tok (YouTube video) - Age limit 13 years old

A parents guide to Twitch TV (YouTube video) - Age limit 13 years old