Dear Parents & Carers,


SAFER ONLINE SHOPPING (see image attached)
Gone are the days of 'Black Friday' only existing on the high street. Now, both 'Black Friday' and 'Cyber Monday' see deals and discounts displayed across almost every online retailer. The array of reductions makes this an ideal moment to treat a loved one (or yourself!) to those treasured items for considerably less than their usual cost.

The frantic dash for the best bargains online, however, also has several risks: chiefly, cybercriminals hoping to exploit people’s excitement and hoodwink them out of their hard-earned cash. This online safety guide has some expert pointers on keeping both your money and your personal information safe while still making the most of the sales.

South West Grid for Learning have produced some great checklists to help keep children safe on a variety of social media platforms. You can access them here:

As Christmas is approaching, many children and young people will be asking for new devices. It's important that parents think carefully about these devices and the parental features that are available. It's equally important parents think about what the device will be used for. Internet Matters has put together a couple of really good guides for parents:

How to choose the right phone for your child:

Children's tech guide 2023 - which has guides on a huge range of tech from laptops to gaming consoles, smart TV's and much more. The guides can be found here:

As always, we continue to deliver a comprehensive and up-to-date online safety curriculum here in school for all children. In addition to this, please visit our school website for further information about how to stay safe online.

Thank you.

Mr Skirton