Keeping Safe Using Technology
Snapchat and Snapmaps
A recent update to a photo messaging app (Snapchat) that is popular among young people now includes the function of 'Snapmap' where it allows other users to see your messaging location. It is possible to disable this function, as there are concerns this could be misused. in the case of young or vulnerable people.
Please click here to view letter issued by our E-Safety Officer on Snapchat and Snapmap.
For more information from childnet click here.
At La Sainte Union we have a range of systems and resources in place to help keep the users and school system safe and secure.
To help educate pupils on keeping safe and using technology appropriately we have introduced an Acceptable Use Policy for all members of the school using our computer systems.
Please click here to download a copy
The school organises regular assemblies and lessons in ICT and PSHE to keep pupils aware of current issues with technology
Educating Parents and Carers
Parents are often concerned about the changing pace of the technology that their children use.
At La Sainte Union we aim to educate parents on E-safety issues as well and hold sessions for parents. Please check the School Newsletter for details. We have also produced the following help sheets for parents:
There are also many helpful websites designed to give guidance to parents:
www.thinkuknow.co.uk/parents : this website, from CEOP is highly recommended to parents to explain about grooming, mobiles, gaming, social networking and ‘chat’. There is good guidance on how to report problems on the internet using the CEOP report abuse button.
http://www.childnet-int.org/kia/parents : this website from ChildNet, contains mainly video information on current e-safety issues and a 'text only' version is available with translations in Arabic, Bengali, Gujarati, Mandarin, Polish, Punjabi, Urdu and British Sign Language.
http://www.nextgenerationlearning.org.uk/AboutUs/E-Safety-Quiz : take an E-safety quiz.
Current E-Safety Issues and Scenarios
Click here to read further information regarding social media and WhatsApp.
Facebook Privacy Settings
Click here to see suggested settings.
Presentation to Parents
Adele O’Hanlon, Child & Adolescent Psychotherapist from Tavistock Clinic, addressed over thirty parents at LSU about the developmental stages of adolescence and the challenges which young people face within the context of today's society. Please see the powerpoint slides of her talk below:
Adolescence and its Challenges for Parents
Mr Paul Schalker, former E Safety Officer at LSU, also talked about some of the risks of social media, particularly the risks of young people imitating risky behaviour on YouTube. He encouraged parents to talk about social media with their children and ensure they use the safest security settings. Please see Ms Schalker's powerpoint slides below:
Please click here to view our E-Safety Policy.