Online Safety in the News 29/09/17

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

Children to get jargon busting leaflets to improve online protection
Children will be offered simplified, jargon free leaflets explaining their rights on social media in a bid to provide them with better protection.
Story from: Yahoo News

Tackling Fake News
Do Kids Have The Critical Literacy Skills They Need to Survive And Thrive In A Digital World?
Story from: Huffington Post

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Online Safety Update: Issue 16


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 16: July and Summer 2017' online now.

In this issue we look back at our last PACT Online Safety Day of the academic year, our Online Safety Parent Questionnaire and the new 'Snap Maps' location sharing feature in Snapchat.

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.

PACT Online Safety Day - 4th July 2017

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Tuesday 4th July is our final PACT Online Safety Day of the academic year!

Children will be participating in an Online, Fact, Fiction and Myth lesson to help them understand the need to validate information online.  This is particularly relevant at the moment with the increase in 'fake news' which is spreading further and faster because of social media.

We will also be running a range of Parent Workshops throughout the week.  During these workshops we will be addressing some of the recent Online Safety issues in the news, including the new Snapchat feature, the 'Snap Map'.

Our Parent Workshops will be running as follows:-

For Heathfield Primary School Parents: Monday 3rd July 2017 2:50-3:15pm
For Prince Albert Primary School Parents: Tuesday 4th July 2017 3:00-3:30pm
For Highfield J&I School Parents: Thursday 6th July 2017 2:50-3:15pm

We look forward to seeing you there!