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National Online Safety Guides for Parents

Please find guides below to help you find information about keeping your child safe online along with top tips for using specific apps such as WhatsApp.

Each year in the UK, Safer Internet Day explores a new issue or theme which is impacting the lives of young people in the UK. For 2022 the day celebrates young people’s role in creating a safer internet and the ways they are shaping the interactive entertainment spaces they are a part of. The platforms young people use are spaces for connection, community and collaboration, which is why the day challenges them to foster supportive relationships and respectful communities, whilst equipping them with the skills they need to keep themselves and others safe in these spaces.

 

This year, each class at Lovers' Lane will be taking part in an activity based upon the theme of All Fun and Games - Exploring respect and relationships online. 

 

EYFS will be reading the story Chicken Clicking and recording tips to show us how to stay safe online.

Year 1 and 2 will be reading the story of Digiduck and the Magic Castle and discussing who their trusted adults are and how they would respond to receiving hurtful messages online.

Year 3 will be talking about FOMO and how that shapes how we feel about using social media.

Year 4 will be talking about their likes and dislikes of using the internet.

Year 5 will be exploring some of the new vocabulary associated with gaming and online activities.

Year 6 will be looking at content ratings of popular websites, games and films and discussing why/how their use is not recommended for children of different ages. 

 

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At Lovers' Lane we have purchased an online scheme of work called Purple Mash. Purple Mash is a cloud-based platform for primary-aged children. It contains a wide range of age-appropriate, creative software tools for writing, drawing, coding, animating, blogging and much more. In addition to these programs, Purple Mash provides resources and lesson activities, which can be set for pupils to do at home. Feedback on their work can then be provided to the pupil and all the work is stored online, within Purple Mash. 

 

This scheme enables our pupils to achieve the learning objectives which have been issued in the National Curriculum. Each child from Year 1 through to Year 6 has been given their own individual log in details so that they can use Purple Mash at home as well as at school. 

 

Here is a short video for parents explaining how we use Purple Mash in school:

Useful information for parents:

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