Online Safety News

National Internet of Things Survey

Our school is taking part in the National Internet of Things Survey!

Our school is one of over 200 schools from across the UK taking part. The results will provide valuable information to schools on the range of hardware such as laptops, tablets, consoles and smart phones being used by young people and children.

Once signed up, schools are sent a survey form that can be completed in each class during the Autumn term. Each class will be shown a number of devices and children will be asked to raise their hand if they use this device at home. No personal information will be collected, only the number of devices used.

Once each class has carried out the survey, the numbers will be collated for each school with the national results published in time for Safer Internet Day on Tuesday 7th February 2017.

We will be carrying out the survey as part of our forthcoming Online Safety Day on Tuesday 22nd November 2016.

Online Safety Update: Issue 12

Our latest Prince Albert Community Trust Online Safety Update newsletter is out now!

Produced on a half termly basis to keep you up-to-date with Online Safety news, new ICT initiatives and ways in which you can help to keep your family safe both online and when using emerging technology.

We hope you enjoy reading 'Issue 12: October 2016' online now.

In this issue we look at how to create a strong password, the Instagram app and Minecraft which is already a huge hit with children across the world. We look at the risks of playing Minecraft and provide you with some top tips for staying safe. We hope you enjoy this issue.

If you have a concern regarding your child's use of the internet at home or in school, you can speak to one of our Online Safety Leads for support and advice.

Online Safety in the News 07/10/16

Our roundup of the key Online Safety news stories from the past two weeks.

Cyberbullying – what if it’s your child at fault?
It’s enough to set any parent’s heart racing. An urgent call from the school to say your child has been involved in cyberbullying. You want to know the name of the child who has dared to say anything hurtful about your son or daughter. Then horror as you discover your child is the bully.
Story from: The Guardian

Digital apprentice turns social media into power security tool
Social media is a powerful tool for engaging communities on the topic of cyber security and raising awareness, a young digital apprentice is demonstrating.
Story from: Computer Weekly

Read more: Online Safety in the News 07/10/16

Online Safety in the News 23/09/16

Our roundup of the key Online Safety news stories from the past two weeks.

Your guide to the social networks your kids use
Stay up to date and keep your child safe in today's digital world - A parent guide.
Story from: Net Aware

Many parents have no idea what 'generation app' is doing online, research shows
Parents are at a serious crossroads when it comes to what their teens are doing or seeing online, according to a National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA) study of online safety attitudes and behaviors released today that reveals that up to 60 per cent of teens have online accounts that their parents are unaware of and 57 per cent of parents admit that they are in the dark about what their kids are dong online.
Story from: The Drum

Read more: Online Safety in the News 23/09/16