E-Safety for Parents
Welcome to our e-safety portal. We have found ourselves even more in an online world over the last 12 months and as a result e-safety has never been more important. With this in mind we will be producing monthly computing newsletters which will be posted here and emailed out to all parents.
Through our e-safety partner, National Online Safety, we would like to offer you the opportunity to complete courses, access lesson resources and parental guides.
To sign up for your account follow the enrolment link here: http://nationalonlinesafety.com/enrol/gosforth-central-middle-school
For guidance regarding the enrolment process and navigating the portal please see the video to the right.
We have been covering quite a lot of ground in our computing lessons in school this month, which the children have responded to really well. We would ask parents and carers to be aware of your child's online habits; in particular some of the social networking sites that they use. The best way to understand these habits is just to have open and honest conversations with them.
We will be looking to run e-safety virtual workshops for parents in the near future - so watch this space for more information.
Stop Press: Omegle - Talk to Strangers
We want all parents and carers to be aware of a site called Omegle. It is an open platform site which states:
"Omegle (oh·meg·ull) is a great way to meet new friends, even while practicing social distancing. When you use Omegle, we pick someone else at random and let you talk one-on-one. To help you stay safe, chats are anonymous unless you tell someone who you are (not suggested!)."
There are very clear safeguarding issues around using this site and we would urge parents and carers to have a conversation with your child about avoiding it.