On-line Safety at St Pius X

HOW SAFE IS YOUR CHILD ON LINE?

As you know we at St Pius X Catholic Preparatory School take Online Safety very seriously. Recent online games have  become quite popular with all ages of children and we would like to supply you with additional information in order to help you guide your children when they play online.  Therefore we have listed several links which we feel would benefit parents. Please feel free to browse these sites, add them to your favourites and talk to your children about them.

https://www.commonsensemedia.org/blog/parents-ultimate-guide-to-fortnite

The following website PEGI is particularly good to use when you are considering which games to purchase – it gives you a brief outline of the game and a recommendation of what age group the game is suitable for.

https://pegi.info/

PEGI – The Pan-European Game Information (PEGI) age rating system was established to help European parents make informed decisions on buying computer games.
The system is supported by the major console manufacturers, including Sony, Microsoft and Nintendo, as well as by publishers and developers of interactive games throughout Europe. The age rating system was developed by the Interactive Software Federation of Europe (ISFE).

KEEP YOUR CHILD SAFE ON LINE

 

Having access to online information and the opportunities that the digital world can offer has many benefits and for some it plays an important part of our everyday lives. However, as technology moves on at such a pace, it is sometimes difficult to keep up with new trends and developments, particularly with regard to mobile/games technologies and secure and safe accessibility to online material.

At St Pius X Preparatory School we have policies in place to ensure our children are learning in a safe and secure environment which includes being safe online. The internet is like a magician’s hat. It’s full of exciting things to explore and children love it. But whilst they seem to know what they’re doing, sometimes it’s hard for parents to keep track and we are aware that information is not always easy to find.

We are please to announce that we have registered our school with;     www.net-aware.org.uk

net-aware.org.uk states:                          

“It can be hard to keep track of what your child is doing on social networks, apps and games. Or know how to keep them safe.

That’s why we’ve teamed up with O2. Together we’re helping parents untangle the web. And teach their children to be Share Aware.

Because, just like in real life, kids need your help to stay safe online.”

We would encourage you to look through the link given and take the first steps in talking to your children, being aware of what they do on line and stay up to date with the social networks, apps and games which are available to children.

Click the link below to visit the website:

https://www.net-aware.org.uk/

Another good website for parental information is the NSPCC website – follow the link below for advice and resources:

www.nspcc.org.uk/preventing-abuse/keeping-children-safe/