St Philips Avenue, Leeds, West Yorkshire LS10 3SL

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St Philip's Catholic Primary and Nursery School

"In the light of Christ, where everyone is valued and learning is celebrated"

Internet Safety Updates

As lots of you will know, the internet has become such an integral part of our lives. There are so many advantages and benefits that go with this, but, yes there's always a but and it's a big BUT, it unfortunately isn't all good. 

Please can I ask that you stay vigilant when it comes to your children using the internet, whether that's for searching for information, playing games or chatting to others. Things may NOT always be as they seem and it is your responsibility to ensure your children are safe online.

We take a huge responsibility also for keeping your children safe. We implement this through our online safety lessons through our PSHE curriculum on a regular basis across all year groups, as well as specialist awareness days. This is to ensure your children are using their devices and the internet safely but also with the awareness of what to do if they feel unsafe or come across something that makes them uncomfortable. 

The National Online Safety (NOS) Campaign provides guides for parents as part of their #WakeUpWednesday campaign and it is viewed as one of the most trusted and reputable learning resources in the UK, providing expert advice on the latest platforms and online risks that parents and carers need to know about.

There are lots of these guides on the previous page under, Internet Safety, but you can also find them here and on social media platforms by typing #WakeUpWednesday

We encourage children to ALWAYS talk to a trusted adult if they have any worries or concerns, so please can we ask that you do the same. If you have any concerns regarding the internet or use of devices, please come to speak to us. If you have any information on inappropriate games etc, then let us know so we can share it on here to make others aware.

Thank you for your continued support,

 

Mrs Michelle Fox

Learning Mentor/DSL

 

17/07/2024

Worry and Anxiety

NHS statistics indicate that the need for mental health support for children and young people in the UK is higher than ever, with 1 in 6 children (16%) reported as being in need of such help. Unchecked worry and anxiety in under-18s is a key contributor to this figure, with roughly 4 in 10 children (37.4%) saying they don’t receive regular support from their school or college

3/07/2024

Online Trolling

Trolling is the act of making inflammatory comments or behaving in an abusive manner online to hurt the feelings of others or provoke a reaction from them

26/06/2024

Siren Head

It has come to our attention that a number of children are watching clips on YouTube or playing the game Siren head whilst they are at home. This information has come from Reception aged children.The age for Siren head is 18 and therefore no children should be watching anything regarding this. 

Siren head is an aggressive predator making him a dangerous threat. It is an extremely violent monster who causes harm, serious injury or even death to others.

Please ensure you are monitoring what your child is watching online. If you require support or advice on how to put restrictions on your devices, you can find the link here.

Many thanks for your support.

17/06/2024

Dear Parents and carers,
We have been made aware of the game ‘Rainbow Friends’ which is played within Roblox. There are also video compilations on YouTube that some of our younger pupils in Reception and Year 1 are accessing. Rainbow Friends is described as a horror experience that combines popular games such as ‘Five Nights at Freddy’s’ and ‘Poppy’s Playtime’. Rainbow Friends takes place over a five-day loop and players take on challenges. While doing so, players must avoid enemies. You play as a kidnapped child taken to an amusement park called ‘Odd World’ and are stalked by scary characters. Some children are finding the characters from this game extremely frightening. The games suggested age is 10+. We are wanting to make parents and carers aware of the game so you are able to discuss with your child any concerns they may have about the game or issues that have arisen from it.