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  • Online Safety meeting for parents

    Published 05/02/20, by Peter Cresswell

    Thanks to those who joined us for our Online Safety meeting last night. A copy of the slides we used during the presentation can be found below - these will be useful for all parents. Please pop in if you have any questions.

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  • Get kids' tech set up safe

    Published 26/01/20, by Peter Cresswell


    Give your child the power to create, connect and share safely online with our step-by-step controls and privacy guides. Click here:


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  • Positive parenting

    Published 10/01/20, by Peter Cresswell

    Need-to-know: how to set boundaries and build positive relationships

    Balancing the various demands parents have to cope with isn't easy and all parents can come under pressure or stress from time to time.

    This guide shares practical advice and tips for positive parenting techniques that work well for children - from babies to teenagers. These techniques encourage better behaviour and help parents find out what works for them and their child.

    The guide is also a valuable resource for services and professionals offering parenting advice to new parents and those caring for young children or teenagers.

    See below...

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  • EQT Digital Leaders

    Published 13/12/19, by Peter Cresswell

    See below for the latest edition of our Digital Leaders magazine - there are lots of tips about esafety for adults and children.

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  • Fortnite - Chapter 2 - A Guide for PArents

    Published 17/10/19, by Padraig McKenna

    Please find attached to this post a free guide for parents on Fortnite: Chapter 2.

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  • Parental controls

    Published 20/07/19, by Peter Cresswell

    Parental controls are an important way to keep your child safe online.

    Parental controls can be used to block upsetting or harmful content, control in-app purchases or manage how long your child spends online. And the good news is parental controls are really easy to set up.

    Innocent searches sometimes reveal not so innocent results. So if you’re worried about what your child is searching for online, who they’re talking to or what they’re seeing, we can help.

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  • Child safety on TikTok: parent factsheet

    Published 26/06/19, by Peter Cresswell
    Click here for information about keeping your child safe when using TIkTok
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  • A message from our Digital Leaders!

    Published 21/06/19, by Fru Westmorland
    Please take five minutes to read the latest pupil articles written by our EQT digital leaders about staying safe on line. There is a 'Group Chats' article which would particularly encourage you to read with your children.
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  • Stay Safe and Happy Online!

    Published 21/05/19, by Fru Westmorland
    An increasing amount of young children have access to the Internet and to social media, whether it be through online gaming or group chats on phones /ipods. As parents it can be quite daunting not only understanding the technology but also supporting
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  • Vigilance around online media - MOMO CHALLENGE

    Published 27/02/19, by Peter Cresswell

    Vigilance around Online media

    We would like to make you aware of a concern regarding online media. This includes YouTube, WhatsApp, Instagram and games such as Fortnite. The concern is to do with a ‘pop up’ called the ‘Momo Challenge’. Some children are very aware of the ‘Momo Challenge’ and it has been the focus of conversation on school playgrounds this week.

    According to reports, the pop-up can occur across a range of media and has happened in the middle of YouTube videos, especially those targeted at children such as ‘Peppa Pig’. The pop-up is an unpleasant and scary caricature of a woman with distorted and bulgy eyes.

    There are a number of concerns relating to this.

    • On its own, the imagery can be disturbing to children causing them to be frightened.
    • The character allegedly suggests the children add a contact on WhatsApp and then bombards them with messages suggesting self-harm and other damaging behaviour. This is obviously a significant safeguarding risk.
    • Whilst this is disturbing, police have suggested that the driving force behind the app is to ‘mine’ information and data which can subsequently be used fraudulently.

    Please see these links below for further information:

    There is plenty of additional information relating to this particular issue should parents carry out a search for it.

    As always, we would encourage parents to ensure they continue to be highly vigilant regarding all the online activity their children are engaged in.

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