Parent & Carers: ‘Wake Up Wednesday’ online safety newsletter is available to support you and your child.
Dear Parents/Carers, we would like to remind you of our ‘online safety’ advice, guidance and support page called ‘Wake Up Wednesday - what parents / carers need to know’.
Wake Up Wednesday, also known as WUW, has been running since 4th November 2022. It has previously covered topics such as popular social media platforms, gaming and apps, iPad security, and most recently smart watches and the impact on stress and wellbeing.
Each week we post the latest ‘online safety and technology’ articles. We also email a digital link to every parent/carer in the school. This includes a direct link to the archive consisting of previous topics. (Please make sure your details are up-to-date with the school).
Wake Up Wednesday is listed under ‘News’ on the school website.
Wake Up Wednesday - what parents / carers need to know summary:
Children regularly use different websites and apps from their parents, and it can be hard to keep up in this ever-changing digital world. But the things that help keep children safe online are often similar to the things that keep them safe offline.
Encourage your child to think critically and question what they see online. Talk to them about where they go to get information they trust, talk about fake news, fake followers and scams. Help them develop a healthy suspicion of whether people are who they say they are.
Share your knowledge and experience of good and unhealthy relationships.
We can help prepare children for their futures if we help them go online safely and responsibly.