TUESDAY 8TH SEPTEMBER
We have been made aware of an inappropriate video which is currently circulating on TikTok.
Despite the age restriction for the platform meaning that children under 13 years cannot legally have an account, we are aware that some of our children do access it regularly.
Please check your children's devices and ensure you speak to them about what they should do if they come across inappropriate content or videos that worry/scare them.
School would advise that no child under 13 years old has access to TikTok.
“Children and young people need to be empowered to keep themselves safe – this isn’t just about a top-down approach. Children will be children – pushing boundaries and taking risks. At a public swimming pool we have gates, put up signs, have lifeguards and shallow ends, but we also teach children how to swim.”
Dr Tanya Byron
Wow! What a fantastic day of learning by every single child at Waterside Primary School. As a school we held some fantastic, engaging activities around online safety and how to stay safe on the Internet. It is very important that the children follow the SMART rules.
At Waterside we take E-Safety very seriously and we pride ourselves on taking a lead in teaching our students how to use new technology safely. As a school we are increasing student awareness of issues relating to online safety.
Please see pictures below of the children taking part in there Internet Safety.
All of our pupils follow the SMART rules when using the internet.
The National Online Safety Website has produced a whole range of posters to support parents in learning about keeping safe on social media, games and the internet.
Please find the link below to the website.