Guidance for online apps and parental controls
Here are a few guides with the latest information about parental controls and online apps. As you are aware, there are age restrictions on many apps but some children may still access these apps with adult supervision. We would like to draw your attention to the guidance for the most popular apps at the moment and the age restrictions on them.
Barney & Echo Internet Safety Roadshow 28th March
A selected group of Year 5 and 6 children joined Mr Taylor at the AJ Bell Stadium in Salford for a full day of E-Safety activities including creating a concept for a new computer game and making an E-safety poster.
Jasmine said about the event: "It was nice to be out of school with children from all over Manchester. We learnt quite a bit about staying safe online and it was fun. I liked trying out new games internet safety games and software."
Mya said: "I was surprised at how much I already knew and I am looking forward to telling my class about what we have been doing."
Check out a tweet including some pictures of the day by clicking on the link below.
Parents' Internet Safety Workshop 26th April 2017
On Thursday 26th April 2017 from 6-7.30 pm at Firs Primary School there is a free Internet Safety session for parents.
The talk will provide guidance and information to help you help your children stay safe online.
Please ask your child's class teacher or at the office for more details.
Firs make the local press!
In the lead-up to Safer Internet Day, Mr Taylor in conjunction with the School Council displayed a series of electronic safety messages around the school as part of an interactive trail. A different School Council member was tweeted delivering a message each day before the event.
Pupils have been enjoying navigating their way around the trail using either 'treasure' maps or by scanning QR codes which give them clues to be able to find the next important message about staying safe online.
The story was recently picked up by the Messenger and published.
Please click on the web-link below to find out more.