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Safer Internet Day 2019 – Parent information and activities!

Safer Internet Day 2019 will be celebrated in the UK on Tuesday 5th February, focusing on the theme of:

Together for a better internet

The aim of Safer Internet Day is to inspire a national conversation about using technology responsibly, respectfully, critically and creatively. 

Coordinated in the UK by the UK Safer Internet Centre the celebration sees hundreds of organisations get involved to help promote the safe, responsible and positive use of digital technology for children and young people. Find out more at www.saferinternetday.org.uk. 

Children have been completing activities in school to celebrate Safer Internet Day and raise awareness about how we can stay safe online.

Please click on any of the links below for more information about how to get involved

SID2019 Parents and Carers – Conversation Starters

SID2019 Parents and Carers – Fun Things To Do

SID2019 Parents and Carers – Get Involved

SID2019 Parents and Carers – Information and Online Resources

SID2019 Parents and Carers – Internet Safety Plan

SID2019 Parents and Carers – Pack Overview

SID2019 Parents and Carers – Quick Activities

 

Seesaw

Welcome to Seesaw!

Seesaw is a student driven digital portfolio. Seesaw letters and consent forms have been sent out, please sign and return as soon as possible in order to access your child’s Portfolio.

For more information about Seesaw or if you are yet to receive your child’s invite, please see your child’s class teacher or speak to Miss Wellington.

Watch the clip below for a short summary about Seesaw for families.

 

 

October e-safety tip of the month!

Parental controls

 

Innocent searches online can lead to not so innocent results. But parental controls can help keep your child safe.

What are parental controls?
Parental controls are software and tools which you can install on phones or tablets, games consoles or laptops – and even your home broadband.

You can also use them to help you block or filter the content your child sees when searching online. And family-friendly public WiFi can help when you’re out and about.

Parental controls are also available to help you to:

  • plan what time of day your child can go online and how long for
  • stop them from downloading apps they’re too young for
  • manage the content different members of the family can see.
    So whatever your child is doing online, there’s a way that you can help keep them safe.

Please click on the link below to find a guide to setting up parental controls on various devices.

https://www.nspcc.org.uk/preventing-abuse/keeping-children-safe/online-safety/parental-controls/

Websites to Support Learning

At St. Joseph’s, we use several websites to enhance literacy and numeracy activities. Please see below a list of websites that you and your child can use at home in order to enhance their learning.

 

HWB – an online tool full of activities and resources for children. Your child has their own username and password that they can use to log in. Please ask your child’s teacher if you have not received their log in details.

https://hwb.gov.wales/ 

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Reading Eggs Learn to Read Programme for Kids

Reading Eggs makes learning to read interesting and engaging for children, with great online reading games and activities. And it really works! Children love the games, songs, golden eggs and other rewards which, along with feeling proud of their reading, really motivate children to keep exploring and learning. Click on the link below to register for a free trial.

https://readingeggs.co.uk 

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Mathseeds

Maths Seeds teaches children aged 3-9 the core math and problem solving skills needed to be successful at school with fun, highly interactive and rewarding lessons. Mathseeds combines highly structured lessons with fun motivational elements that keep children engaged and keen to learn. Click on the link below to register for a free trial

https://mathseeds.co.uk/

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