21 Jan

Safer Internet Day-Poster Competition

We will be taking part in 'Safer Internet Day' on Tuesday 8th February 2022 and would like to ask the children to take part in an Online Safety poster competition which is being promoted by Blackburn with Darwen. The children are asked to design a poster about online safety for children and young people. More details are provided on the link below and the closing date is Thursday 10th February. Please take a look at our online safety webpage that has an abundance of resources and key information regarding internet safety and keeping up to date with guidance. https://www.stbarnabasdarwen.co.uk/parents/useful-links/online-safety

19 Jan

Online Safety- horror games

Please find some information about horror games and how to keep your children safe online.

12 Jan

Year 3: Online safety

In Computing, Year 3 have been learning about Cyberbullying. They created logos to help other children deal with Cyberbullying using: STOP, BLOCK and RECORD.

11 Jan

How to monitor online activity to ensure your child remains safe online.

Did you know that online activity can be monitored via your broadband provider to ensure that your child stays safe on the internet? GoCompare have compiled a guide to broadband parental controls and internet safety for children. You can find the guide here: https://www.gocompare.com/broadband/parental-controls/

5 Jan

Online safety: Fortnite

Here is some information about Fortnite. Please read this to keep your child safe when online. Thank you

22 Dec

Online Safety: Setting up new gadgets safely

If Santa brings your child a new device this Christmas then please follow these tips to set up their new gadget safely. Happy Christmas everyone!

16 Dec

Online Safety: Making the most of the online world at Christmas

Here are some ways to make the most of the online world at Christmas. Happy holidays

2 Dec

Tik Tok

There have been a few children who have been upset with communication on Tik Tok. Please find advice on this. You should be at least 13 to use this app.

2 Dec

Age inappropriate content online guide

Please find some information regarding age inappropriate content when children are accessing programmes, games and apps online.

19 Oct

Gambling Workshop : Year 5

Today in Year 5 and 6, we have had a visit from ‘BIGDEAL’. BigDeal is a place for young people to get information, and guidance about gambling. We had a chance to look at aspects of gambling and how we can make informed choices in the future.

15 Oct

Squid Game

Good evening parents and carers, over the last week or so it has come to light that children from different year groups across school are talking about or playing a game on the playground called 'red light, green light'. For those of you who are not aware, this game is part of a series on Netflix called 'Squid Game'. Even though it sounds like a child's game, Squid Game is rated 15 and therefore is not appropriate for primary aged children to watch due to 'sexual and violence references, injury detail, crude humour, sex and suicide references plus sexual images and violent images'. Squid Game has now become one of the latest videos on 'Tik Tok' for children aged 13 and over. TikTok is where users video themselves for a short period of time and upload their videos for people to like. Many TikTok videos can include explicit language. We are also aware that versions of Squid Game are available on Roblox, Minecraft and Fortnite, so although children may not have watched the programme, they can still be exposed to the same graphic themes via these platforms. This is a polite reminder for ALL parents that you have responsibility over what social media sites your children are accessing, and your role as responsible adults is to keep them safe online. We want to alert you to this current trend so that you can be extra vigilant with your child's use of social media and activity online. We regularly teach the children in school how to keep safe online but you may also wish to talk to your child about how to keep safe online at home too. We will be speaking further to the children in KS2 about age restrictions and the dangers of viewing material that is not suitable. Here are some helpful links for parents about Squid Game and how to change Netflix settings: https://nationalonlinesafety.com/wakeupwednesday/squid-game-trending-across-platforms-what-parents-need-to-know https://oursaferschools.co.uk/2021/10/08/squid-game/ More information will shortly be added to our online safety section on our website too where you will also find online safety guides for a variety of apps and games that your children might play. We really appreciate your support in safeguarding your children when accessing social media, apps, games and television programmes. Yours Sincerely, Mrs Ham