E Safety is a top priority for our school with policies and systems in place to support you and your child so that all children and young people are protected when on-line.
As a parent you need to feel reassured that your child -
The many links below will support parents and children in becoming safe aware on-line!
We have been made aware of an unsuitable on-line game called ‘Blue Whale’.
We would like to inform parents that this game is not suitable for children. This game includes dangerous tasks that need to be completed.
Please be vigilant and discuss your child’s safe internet use with them regularly.
Roblox - this is an App game for i-pads, phones etc. It is being played by young children and is very popular but we believe there is a significant issue with the chat facility in the game. Please be aware that there is a message facility on the game where adults (strangers) can message children.
We would urge you to delete the app from your children's devices and prevent them from accessing it online. Alternatively, please supervise the use of the game closely.
Dumbsmash - this is a video messaging app where people can upload themselves singing over famous songs and then choose to share via WhatsApp, Facebook, Instagram or via a text message.
It is not intended for children under 18 years of age, and you must be at least 13 years of age AND have parental permission to use it.
In addition, there is a 'question and answer' site about the app, which talks about Dumbsmash 2.
Dumbsmash 2 has nothing to do with the Dumbsmash App. It is a malware app that 'hides' itself on phones and then pushes users to sites that are wholly inappropriate and potentially illegal.
As soon as it is set up, the icon deletes itself and runs the App, in the background, without the users' knowledge. BEWARE!
Live.me app - This is an app where you can connect and share via live video. The concerns related to it are due to sharing content in real time with strangers and the ability to share these on social media. Please remind children of the dangers of communicating with strangers and issues relating to taking video and sharing.
Omegle Site - Parents please exercise caution in allowing unsupervised access of this site!