Online Safety

Online Safety Guides for Parents/Carers

In these strange times, your children might be spending more time online. This is proven to have a negative effect on their social skills, their motivation, attention and makes them prone to mood swings. I urge all parents/carers to limit the amount of screen time during school closures. However, you also need to be aware […]

TIKTOK – Advice

BROAD HEATH DO NOT RECOMMEND ANYONE AT THE SCHOOL TO USE TIKTOK!!! IT IS NOT AGE APPROPRIATE FOR ANY BH PUPILS. TikTok  is one of the most downloaded apps in the world. The video-sharing platform can provide hours of entertainment and encourages users to make their own short ‘pop-style’ videos which they can edit and […]

Online Safety Monitors

These are the 2018-2019 Online Safety Monitors. They have helped to maintain a safe environment for children at BH to use online devices. They have been involved in meetings, helped teachers to monitor iPad use and express their ideas to improve the school even further. Well done to all involved. If you would like to […]

YouTube: Parent Information

PLEASE READ:We, as a school, have come to the decision to advise you as parents to stop your children from using YouTube. This decision has come about because of the current level of inappropriate content that is being shared on the site. Under the sites rules, no child at BH is old enough to use […]

Seeing worrying things online

There’s been a lot of talk of children seeing and hearing upsetting things online. These things are not nice but, if you know what to do, you can minimize the negative impact. The BH Online Safety Monitors have made a video to help you understand the things YOU can do if you’re ever in that […]

Momo: Horrid and a Hack

Momo targets young children on social media.The doll encourages them to add a contact on messaging service WhatsApp, then hounds them with violent images and dares. Police said the danger lay with children feeling pressured to either follow the orders on any app by carrying out “challenges”, or because of peer pressure in chat rooms. […]

Social Media and Digital Footprints

In my parent workshop this week, I talked about the dangers that social media holds and how thinking about your digital footprint when using it is important. There are many good resources to help parents understand these issues, as well as guides on how to secure devices and apps. These are links to web resourcesGuides […]

Start a conversation about Social Media

New research suggests children are using social media before parents have spoken to them about how to use it responsibly, with 48% being exposed to it by age seven. To help parents have these important conversations with their children at a younger age, Vodafone UK and Andersen Press have teamed up with award-winning author Jeanne […]

Parents: Stay Switched On – Fortnite

One of our members of staff, who is also a parent, found this little gem. She said that she shared it with her children, and thought other parents might find it useful too. As a school, we are standing firm on our stance that Fortnite is not suitable for children in primary schools. The game […]

Fortnite Advice

It has come to our attention that lots of children in Broad Heath are playing the game Fortnite.This game is a 12+ and is not appropriate for any children in the school. There are many reasons why, which are listed in the poster below. Please read and think about the advice given. Please also visit […]

Parental Guidance for Fortnite

Users play against people of different ages from across the world, and can talk and interact with each other as they play through the in-game chat feature. What age rating is Fortnite? Fortnite has a PEGI rating of 12, PEGI have said this is due to the: ‘frequent scenes of mild violence. It is not suitable for persons […]

Keep your devices safe

Over the holidays, many children will get new devices or spend lots of hours on devices that have access to the internet. Because of this, it is a good time of year to check the settings so that you are protected. Use the link below to learn more: Controls

Online Games Advice from the NSPCC

Gaming can be a great way for young people to relax, socialise with their friends and have fun. Children can play on games consoles, apps or websites, and chat to other players or watch them play through live-streaming. But there are some dangers. And with so many games available online, it can be hard for parents […]