Updates - March 2023
It's hard to keep up with the changes in technology. Here is some useful information about different apps and online platforms -
Free online chatroom advertised as a platform where you can “chat with random strangers online”. Omegle pairs users at random allowing them to chat via video or chat. There is no registration process or age verification.
Combination app used in conjunction with Snapchat and Instagram where followers can anonymously respond to private messages. The App costs £8.99 and encourages its users to spend money. Due to being anonymous it is harder to identify perpetrators.
Roblox can be a safe gaming platform for children of all ages however it also has a dark side which is often hidden. Some of the risks in relation to Roblox include; unknown adults using the chat room to contact children for the purposes of grooming, exposed to sexualised avatars, inappropriate language being bypassed and used within the game.
Gaming addiction is now recognised by the World Health Organisation as a clinical disorder. There’s are increasing concerns around children as young as 8 developing addictions to pornography hugely impacting psychological and developmental well-being. Pornography and inappropriate content online is only a click away.
Click on the link to take you to our policies -
Every class begins each half term with an e-safety lesson. We follow a scheme of work to ensure progression and adequate coverage of e-safety topics. At St-Luke's we take e-safety very seriously and it is well-embedded and ongoing throughout the school year. Our scheme of work is below. Also come along to our e-safety coffee mornings for parents to share concerns and learn about how to effectively support your child.
We highly recommend setting your home computer web browser to http://www.kidrex.org/ - a child-friendly web browser sponsored by Google for worry free and safe internet searches by children.
Allowing children unlimited access to YouTube can lead to viewing of inappropriate content often by accident. Make your child's viewing safe by downloading the new YouTube kids APP onto your ipad or PC. The APP allows for age appropriate parental controls and allows children to search content with peace of mind.
When purchasing your child's first device it can be quite overwhelming for parents on how to set up parental controls and privacy settings. Internet Matters have simplified this for you with 70 simple 'how to' guides on how to set up parental controls across all major networks, devices, services and entertainment providers.