Do you know what your child is watching or accessing when they are on the internet?
We are becoming increasingly aware that some of our students are accessing unsuitable sites on the internet via iPads, tablets and mobile phones. Most tablets and phones have no browsing restrictions meaning that your child could be accessing violent films or explicit music videos without your knowledge.
Below there is guidance to show how to restrict access to the internet on iPads and iPhones. If you have another make of tablet and need support to restrict access please contact the school and our IT team will assist.
You may have heard about a challenge to hit the internet recently called Momo.
Momo is a meme that targets young children on social media, encouraging them to add a contact on WhatsApp or online games, and then sends them graphic images and messages.
There are clips featuring the “Momo” character, (a woman with bulging eyes). appearing in the middle of YoutTube videos of things like Peppa Pig and Fortnite. This is happening on YouTube and YouTube Kids.
Below is a fact sheet to give you more information and what to look out for.
CEOP helps any child or young person under the age of 18 who is being
pressured, forced or tricked into taking part in sexual activity of any kind.
This can be something that has taken place either online or in ‘the real
world’, or both.
The CEOP Safety Centre has clear information and advice
on what can be reported to CEOP, the reporting process and what will
happen if you do decide to make a report. You can visit the CEOP Safety
Centre and make a report directly to CEOP by clicking the Click CEOP
If you are experiencing online bullying or something else online has
worried you please speak to an adult you trust, or you can talk to
Childline at any time on 0800 1111 or at www.childline.org.uk.
CEOP is a command of the National Crime Agency and is dedicated to
tackling the sexual abuse and exploitation of children and young people.
CEOP helps children and young people under the age of 18 who have
been forced or manipulated into taking part, or are being pressured to
take part, in sexual activity of any kind. This can be both online and
The CEOP Safety Centre offers information and advice for children
and young people, parents and carers and professionals. You can visit
the CEOP Safety Centre and make a report directly to CEOP by clicking
the Click CEOP button.
Online bullying or other online concerns should not be reported to CEOP
and children and young people should be directed to speak to an adult
they trust, and/or referred to Childline, if they would like to speak to
someone about how they are feeling.