Thursday 9th February 2017
This week has been E-Safety week in school. Children have been involved in a variety of age appropriate activities designed to promote their online safety.
As the week has progressed it has become a real concern to staff that some children appear to be able to access worryingly inappropriate games and apps at home. Many of the games they say they are playing are targeted at much older children, and in some cases, adults. We would ask that you endeavour to monitor your child’s use of such sites, including their use of social media.
The following is a link to information about the PEGI age rating system…
The Pan-European Game Information (PEGI) age rating system was established to help parents make informed decisions on buying computer games. Age ratings are systems used to ensure that entertainment content, such as films, videos, DVDs and computer games are clearly labelled by age according to the content they contain. Age ratings provide guidance to consumers (particularly parents) to help them decide whether or not to buy a particular product.
Please do make the time to read the information contained on the website, perhaps also discussing with your child the lessons they have learnt in school this term about the best ways of keeping themselves safe whilst online.
Of course, you are welcome to come into school and discuss with your child’s teacher any concerns you may have.