To promote the safe and positive use of digital technology, pupils participated in a special e-safety discovery day on 29th October, launched by an assembly led by Mr Patching and followed up with a number of practical sessions.
A reminder that our E-Safety Parental Support Booklet, which contains lots of useful information about keeping children safe online, as well as a ‘low-down’ on some of the most popular websites with youngsters, can be downloaded from the e-safety page on the school website.
It is important for parents to note the following legal minimum age for account holders:
13 years old: Twitter / Facebook / Instagram / Snapchat
16 years old: Whatsapp
Therefore, no pupils at Orchard Primary School should be account holders for any of the above social media sites.
This website is brilliant: www.thinkuknow.co.uk
It has some particularly good resources about Live-streaming - Live streaming is becoming one of the most popular online activities for children and young people. Apps such as Musical.ly, Live.me, Periscope and YouNow are all growing in popularity and other well established apps such as Facebook are also adding live streaming functions. #LiveSkills resources from CEOP concentrate on the specific risks children and young people face whilst live streaming.