Shockingly, a quarter of our pupils would not tell a trusted adult if they saw or experienced something troubling/ worrying online according to a survey done at our school. In discussion, we discovered that pupils worry that they will get into trouble, be banned from sites or devices so therefore wouldn't seek help.
It's important to have open and honest conversations about social media and their gaming activity. Nationally, concerns have been raised about the use of gaming to groom young people and promote extremist agendas.
If your child, has access to the internet, talk to them about what they use. You can use this knowledge to find out about the functions in the apps. For example, did you know that What's App has a feature where you can hide certain chats?
5 things to teach children to do if they are having problems online:
Maths Week at Ingoldsby
As part of our commitment to make maths exciting and high profile in our school, we are taking part in a friendly competition involving schools in the United Kingdom for NSPCC Number Day. The competition runs from 07:30 to 19:30 GMT on Friday 2nd February. It's all done online via play.ttrockstars.com.
Children can play in any gamemode with every correct answer to a multiplication or division question, earning themselves, their class and the school a point. The Times Tables Rock Stars platform will calculate the class average (the number of correct answers per pupil in the class who play during the competition hours, subject to a 60-minute limit (see below)). Winning classes in the school and in the competition as a whole will be the ones with the highest average.
To support player well-being, there is a daily time limit of 60 minutes per player. Once the player goes beyond 60 minutes of play on that day, they will still earn coins but will no longer earn points towards the competition.
In the spirit of the competition, please don't play on their behalf but by all means, encourage and support them to the extent that it doesn't cause high stress levels or impact on family plans.
Numbots vs TTRS day 5th Feb
Dress up day and activities!