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On-line safety workshop 13th July

You are all invited to attend this workshop run by the NSPCC on Thursday 13th July at school at 2pm.  Keeping our children safe on-line is vital and this is an opportunity to ensure your child is kept safe over the summer holiday.  

The Blue Whale Game 

We have been asked by Suffolk County Council to make you aware of the online Blue Whale Game.

The Blue Whale game is a dangerous game that is popular at the moment in Russia and spreading across Eastern Europe. The game is played online and spreads through social media. Players are appointed a "master/teacher" and these "masters/teachers" challenge the players in stages, to tattoo a Blue Whale somewhere on the body, usually the arm or the leg. As the game goes on the players are encouraged to self-harm and the final challenge is to commit suicide. All these actions have to be filmed and shared via social media to the so called "master/teacher". The game is being played by children of all ages, some as young as primary age, but predominantly by teenagers. The Blue Whale Game has received media attention within England over the last week and there have been reports where the game has been mentioned in schools in Derbyshire. 

 For more information on The Blue Whale game please visit https://www.saferinternet.org.uk/blog/advice-those-concerned-about-%E2%80%98blue-whale%E2%80%99-hoax 

Should you have any concerns or incidents please notify the police on 101 and treat the child or children involved as an urgent safeguarding concern 

 

Safer Internet Day - Tuesday 7th February 2017

https://www.selfiecop.com/  Teach your child to use photos safely on their phone

Information about E-Safety

Please find below links to useful sites and resources which contain information for parents about safe internet use.

 Child Exploitation and online Protection Centre

 

 

Information for Parents

My e-Safety Rules (for children)

These are our rules for using the internet safely and responsibly:

• I will use the internet to help me learn.

• I will learn how to use the internet safely and responsibly.

• I will only send email messages that are polite and friendly.

• I will only email or chat to people I know in the real world or that a trusted adult has approved.

• I agree to look after myself and others by using my internet in a safe and responsible way.

• If I receive a message sent by someone I don’t know, I know what to do.

• I know I should follow the rules as part of the agreement with my parents.

• If I see anything on the internet that makes me feel uncomfortable, I know what to do.

• I agree never to give out passwords or personal information like my full name, address or phone numbers.

• I agree never to post photographs or video clips without permission or that I will not include my full name with photographs.

• If I need help I know who I can ask and that I can go to www.thinkuknow.co.uk for help if I cannot talk to a trusted adult.