Keeping children safe when using new technologies is of paramount importance to Jotmans Hall Primary School; E-safety is something that we monitor and revisit regularly. We know that parents and carers will also be very concerned that their children are protected and safe when using the internet, both in school and at home.
The online world is an integral part of society and access to the internet is now available like never before. However, there are inherent risks associated with new technologies, and we aim to teach children to understand how to reduce these risks.
The school’s computing curriculum covers the following aspects of E-safety:
Our E-safety Policy is available for you to view on our policies page. In addition there are various links that will direct you to further information from external organisations.
Links to search engines designed for children to use on the internet:
A link to the education version of YouTube:
We also encourage parents and carers to set up appropriate filters when using the internet at home. For information about this for the major providers of internet please click the link below:
The Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre (CEOP) also has an informative website for parents and carers. Please click the link below to visit the page:
E-safety information sheets
Apex Legends is a multiplayer battle royale video game which is free to play.
In this game, twenty squads consisting of three players each are dropped onto an island from a dropship, where they compete against each other to be the last team standing.
Each player on the squad gets to choose a ‘Legend’ to play with; one of eight unique characters with a specialised skillset in either ‘Offense’, Defense’, ‘Support’ or ‘Recon’. The players begin with no weapons or equipment and have to comb through an ever-shrinking play area for these, all the while killing enemies to emerge as the victorious trio.
The game is currently available on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.
To read all our tips for parents please download a copy of our guide.
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TikTok is a video-sharing app. Users can upload and share short videos of themselves lip-syncing to songs or acting out comedy sketches, and add special effects. They can gain followers (‘fans’) and browse other people’s videos.
You may have heard of the app by its previous name: Musical.ly. Everything that was on Musical.ly is now on TikTok. If your child previously had a Musical.ly account they will be able to access their content on TikTok.
To read all our tips for parents please download a copy of our guide: