We take E-Safety very seriously at The Downley School, teach children to be safe online and to take care of their personal information. We regulalrly discuss how to be a good digital citizen and what to do about online bullying and anything innapropriate.
However, in a fast paced ever changing world we realise there is a bewildering amount of information, horror stories and advice.
Please let a member of staff know if you are concerned by any issues regarding online safety, cyber bullying and social media.
Please find below further information and links regarding E Safety and social media for parents.
Netsmartz for Parents
Net Aware social media guide for parents from NSPCC
The NSPCC has launched an updated Net Aware site for parents and carers. The site, run in partnership with O2 and informed by 1,696 children and young people and 674 parents and carers, includes tips showing how to help your child block or report someone targeting them and a guide to 39 of the most popular social media sites, apps and games used by children and young people including information about new apps like Pokemon Go, Periscope, IMVU, and Live.ly. ESAS have suggested you might share the link below with parents through your school's website, newsletter etc.
Gallery Guardian Child Protection App
ESAS have recommended the Gallery Guardian Protection App which in simple terms, Gallery Guardian looks at every picture a child takes or receives on their smartphone. Using a specially designed image recognition algorithm, Gallery Guardian automatically detects if the image includes nudity or not. In the unfortunate event an image contains something inappropriate, the app alerts parent on their smartphone without disclosing or storing the image in question.
ESAS have recommended that schools share this app with parents and carers.