Our next few events...……
Half term 27th - 31st May.
4th June - year 5 Greek Day
W/C 10th June - year 4 residential visits to Hagg Farm
19th June - year 1 to Sundown
20th June - F1 to Sundown
21st June- school closed INSET day
25th June - F1 sports day
26th June - years 2&3 sports day am & years 4-6 pm
27th June - F2 & year 1 sports day
28th June - summer fair
E Safety info
YouTube launching 'fact-checking' feature
After the latest fun and games of the so-called challenge that will remain nameless, it's well known that myths, hoaxes and urban legends are quite often seen and spread on YouTube, invariably by big influencers who add to the spread of disinformation. Interestingly, YouTube have announced they are adding a 'fact check' to search results on what they call sensitive topics. The feature is being released in India first and will be in other countries soon. It remains to be seen how far the feature will go and how effective this will be but it sounds as though it's a step in the right direction.
Phishing and the secure padlock
Good advice to children and young people is to always check the web address bar to see if it has the little padlock on the left hand side and the web address starts with 'https', with the s denoting secure. Security researchers are finding that criminals are also using the padlock in the hope that you'll be tricked into thinking the site is legitimate and/or safe.
It's still good advice to check for a secure connection, but users should also check:
The recent Ofcom report highlighted that one third of 12-15 year olds knows how advertising online works, which suggests that two thirds don't. Advertising is a great way of talking about the digital footprint from a slightly different angle. MediaSmart UK have some great free resources for primary and secondary schools:
Always talk to a trusted adult
It's one of the important messages we give to children, but if you are using this message, please be careful. This message cannot be used as a 'rule', it needs context. Remember, one of the processes an offender might try is to establish trust.
E-safety magazine from Alan Mackenzie
#DITTO is a free online safety magazine from esafety adviser, Alan Mackenzie, aimed at schools, organisations and parents. The content looks at risks, issues, advice and guidance related to keeping children safe online, with a view to enjoying and learning about technology.
If you missed the latest edition of DITTO which came out last week, (March 19) you can download it (and all the archived editions) here:
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