Kirkhill Primary School

PARENT ZONE

Information on New App ‘Discord’

The social aspect of gaming is hugely important to many children, who will want to keep in touch with other gamers, such as their friends. An app that seems to be increasing in popularity is Discord. This app plugs into lots of other apps (i.e. Twitch, YouTube, Reddit) so potentially information is going to be shared across different platforms. As with many other apps you have to be 13 or over to use it, but surprise surprise there’s no age verification at all in place. For a brief explanation follow the link here: https://www.commonsensemedia.org/blog/parents-ultimate-guide-to-discord (information taken from Alan Smith – E-safety Adviser weekly email)

 

PEGI Ratings

An interesting clip explaining the reasoning behind PEGI ratings and how to find games more suitable for your child’s age and stage. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r7KOp56oNO8

 

Ditto Online Safety Magazine – March 2019

 

‘Momo’ Challenge

Below is some support and guidance for parents regarding the ‘Momo’ Challenge.

https://parentzone.org.uk/article/three-minute-briefing-momo-challenge

https://parentzone.org.uk/article/three-minute-briefing-momo-challenge

https://www.thatsnonsense.com/is-the-momo-challenge-real-or-an-online-hoax-fact-check/

National Online Safety Parent Guidance Posters

 

7 Conversation Starters Regarding Online Safety

Safer Internet Day 2019

With Safer Internet Day upon us tomorrow (Tuesday 5th February 2019), here are a couple of leaflets which were forwarded on by the Digital Citizenship Leader in Highland. They both make for interesting reading.

 

Internet Matters – an app for children and parents about e-safety

‘Internet Matters’: Online safety app for parents and children

NET AWARE – Do you know what apps your child uses?

The link below is a super way of finding out about the apps and games your child(ren) uses or want to use. It breaks information down into understandable chunks and includes the important ‘stuff’ parents want to know. https://www.net-aware.org.uk/

DITTO MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION

This online magazine is packed full of helpful tips and support. You can subscribe to it, making it nice and easy.

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ONLINE PLATFORM GUIDES

This link will take you to some useful links about online platforms your child may use or be asking to use. Become more clued up:

 

TWITTER FOLLOWS

https://twitter.com/FamilyGamerTV

https://twitter.com/GeekDadGamer

Both of these Twitter accounts are worth exploring as the creator, Andy Robertson, creator, Andy Robertson, provides regular and helpful updates and guidance on how best to manage the ever-increasing world of Online Gaming by providing a ‘talk-through’ of some of the most popular and current games being played by young people.

 

VODAFONE DIGITAL  PARENTING

Vodafone offer free guidance for parents regarding the digital world. Below is Issue 6. We have a hard copy of Issue 7 which will go out to all parents on Safer Internet Day 2019 (5th February). You can find other Issues on this link: https://www.vodafone.co.uk/mobile/digital-parenting/archive

 

BBC iWonder – some useful tips from BBC about keeping children safe online.

 

PARENTS’ EVENING/AFTERNOON

The Digital Leaders will have a table on Wednesday 28th and Thursday 29th November during the parent appointments to show the Chromebooks to parents and also have some information regarding online safety for parents to take away. We hope you find this useful.