16 March 2017 (by admin)
We have been deeply concerned with some of the comments that our children have shared in an ‘Online Safety’ assembly regarding their experiences online.
Dear Parents and Carers,
Online safety has featured heavily both in school (through our curriculum) and out of school- in the wider community and news. Recently, we have been deeply concerned with some of the comments that our children have shared in an ‘Online Safety’ assembly regarding their experiences online.
Outcomes that children have shared from their home experiences:
- Children being asked to complete pranks E.g. To call the Police and vandalise property
- Children being dared to complete silly or even dangerous dares E.g. drink alcohol or cause harm to themselves or others
- Children expressing that they have tried to use parents’ credit cards to pay for online games without parent’s knowledge
- Children have shared personal information with ‘friends’ online, however these ‘friends’ are strangers g. Where they live or what they are wearing
It is paramount to us at St. Luke’s that our children are safe and aware of what to do should any of the situations above happen to them. We ask that you speak with your children to ensure that they know what to do should this happen and encourage them to talk to you about anything that may have worried or frightened them when they have been online.
Again, as adults, it is our job (for us at school and for you at home) to ensure that all parental control access has been used to ensure, as best we can, that the children are protected from dangers online.
In light of recent news articles as well, we will be holding a parent forum for Online Safety over the coming weeks. Letters will be sent once this has been arranged.
Should you have any further concerns or questions, please do not hesitate to discuss these with your child’s class teacher.
Thank you for your continued support,