Lochinver House Preparatory School takes online safety very seriously and the topic forms part of both the PSHEE and Computing Curriculum for pupils. Since April 2016, Karl Hopwood, previously a primary school headteacher and now an independent expert who has worked for a number of key players in the UK and abroad (including CEOP (Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre), BECTA (British Educational and Communications Technology Agency), the European Commission, the UN and several Local Authorities within the UK and in Europe) comes in to speak to boys at Lochinver House School, to provide online safety workshops and also stays to give a presentation to parents in the evening.
Information and resources regarding online safety for parents are shared below as well as through the weekly bulletin and emails.
Computer games can be fun and educational. You can check the suitability of computer games by looking at the PEGI rating. Please be aware that the PEGI rating considers the suitability of the game content, not the level of difficulty!
Digital Parenting Magazine
Now in its seventh edition, Digital Parenting magazine has vital, up-to-date information for parents at both primary and secondary schools. This issue looks at:
- Managing children's sleep and setting digital boundaries
- How children can enjoy a safer start on social media
- Better family communication around tech
- Expert advice on gaming addiction, self-harm and virtual reality
- Creating a better family digital-life balance... and lots more
The latest digital edition of Digital Parenting magazine is available to view here.