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Queen Elizabeth's Grammar School Horncastle

Dear Parents/Carers,

Here in school we use a variety of filtering and monitoring systems to help ensure that our students don’t have access to inappropriate online material.  We also include guidance on how to keep themselves safe as part of our e-safety lessons included in the Personal, Social, and Health Education curriculum.     

In order to provide additional support and guidance for their use of the internet outside of school, please find below some links to useful resources to help protect your child whilst they are using the internet at home or on mobile devices:

Digital Parenting Magazine issue 8 – This link takes you to an online version of the Vodafone digital parenting magazine.  Unfortunately we no longer receive paper copies to send home to parents.

https://cdn.flipsnack.com/widget/v2/widget.html?hash=fh90zaf97

Digital Parenting (Vodafone) – This is a link to a variety of free resources including previous versions of the ‘Digital Parenting Magazine’ and a guide to online gaming acronyms.

https://www.vodafone.co.uk/mobile/digital-parenting/resources-category

The links below take you to advice on how to choose the most appropriate form of parental control software to help protect your child whilst they are online.  

Parental Controls (Internet Matters)

https://www.internetmatters.org/parental-controls/

The Best Parental Control Software for 2019

https://uk.pcmag.com/parental-control-monitoring/67305/the-best-parental-control-software

Best parental control apps for Android and iPhone 2020

https://www.tomsguide.com/uk/us/best-parental-control-apps,review-2258.html

 

For younger children:

#Goldilocks is a modern twist on the classic fairy tale that offers a fun and accessible way for you to discuss all things social media related with your younger children. Co-branded by Vodafone UK and Andersen Press, award-winning author Jeanne Willis created the light-hearted story alongside illustrator Tony Ross. The book is designed to help educate children about the potential consequences of being unkind, getting carried away with selfies, or oversharing images, as we see Goldilocks getting into trouble with the three bears over her pursuit of likes on social media….

#Goldilocks Digital Book can be downloaded here:

https://www.wearecoda.com/example-flip-book/mobile.html

#Goldilocks Activity Sheet here:

https://www.vodafone.co.uk/cs/groups/public/documents/webcontent/vfcon096114.pdf

 

Lynda Divers (Mrs)

Deputy Headteacher