Technology and the Internet can be fantastic – they can help our children to learn, to create amazing things, to communicate and to entertain themselves and each other. Our children are surrounded by this technology – it is part and parcel of their daily lives.
Using technology and the Internet well is about using it safely and responsibly. Things can go wrong by accident or if behaviour isn’t sensible or respectful. Our job is not to stop our young people from using technology but to ensure that they have the necessary knowledge, skills and understanding to successfully navigate themselves through the online world, so they become good digital citizens.
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If you are concerned about the games that your child is playing, we have created a page that will help you make an informed decision about whether the game is suitable.
- Controls on Shared Devices -
- 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 […]
- Getting your child an electronic device? - If you are thinking of getting or already have got your child an electronic device, test out your knowledge of how safe it is. There is also a chance to get a letter from SANTA! Nice Devise List
- 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
- 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. […]
- 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 […]
- Online Safety Advice for KS1 -
- 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 […]
- 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 […]
- 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 […]