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25/11/22

Some of our Young Carers group made some delicious cookies today. Yummy!! https://t.co/2CX8m65LoT

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25/11/22

Another amazing group of children who are consistently going over and above and doing the right thing. Well done - we hope you enjoyed your 'Hot Chocolate with the Head' https://t.co/cXBrdM9kYd

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18/11/22

Well done to those children who have gone over and above this week. Hope you enjoyed your 'Hot Chocolate with the Head.' Well done everyone! https://t.co/yU50rbNzi3

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14/11/22

Anti Bullying week begins today. We are wearing odd socks to celebrate our differences! https://t.co/svNwuo0vk6

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11/11/22

Another amazing group of children going 'over and above'. Well done everyone! https://t.co/4nWiqI4T48

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11/11/22

In Flanders fields the poppies blow… https://t.co/Us5ZwPpkiU

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11/11/22

Lest we forget ♥️ https://t.co/cV3mTaFA5m

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04/11/22

Well done to our amazing children who earned 'Hot Chocolate with the Head' today for always going over and above! https://t.co/8OCKTzE9yY

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02/11/22

Our Inclusion Exhibition last night was a real success. It was good to be able to share and celebrate the additional support that is available to all pupils at Whyteleafe. Thank you to all those parents and carers who attended and supported the event. https://t.co/fGTybskTLf

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01/11/22

We are looking forward to hosting our first 'Inclusion Exhibition' tonight at 6.30pm. All parents and carers are invited to attend.

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21/10/22

Year 6 having a wonderful time at the Imperial War Museum today! https://t.co/KtsQysyIIF

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21/10/22

A huge order of new books arrived today to inject our book corners with diversity! Our children were so excited to have a new range of stories with diverse characters that represent themselves! Here are just sample of some the new exciting reads we have across the school https://t.co/At2oDgwBfk

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18/10/22

Amazing music making with year 4 this afternoon! They challenged themselves to play accurately and ensured they kept in time. https://t.co/OXei7apLT3

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18/10/22

Today we received some exciting news! After a successful application, we have been donated 100 books by and to help diversify our library! We cannot wait to receive them and share them with our children. Thank you !! https://t.co/8mHvvYiV0M

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07/10/22

Another group of fantastic children who were rewarded with 'Hot Chocolate with the Head' today. Well done everyone and keep up the good work!#aiminghigh https://t.co/U45x5gDiXc

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07/10/22

Celebrating 10 years of - Year 6 creates hummingbirds using the quilling technique https://t.co/rUkB8c92hz

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07/10/22

Year five took off to outer space today on a rocket to explore the solar system by the means of virtual reality! What a super experience we had! 🪐☄️🚀 https://t.co/md1PZVTIzh

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30/09/22

Happy Friday everyone and well done to all our super learners who enjoyed 'Hot Chocolate with the Head' today. https://t.co/dZAK5XweMR

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27/09/22

Year 2 had great fun practising different painting techniques yesterday! They are masters at splattering, pouring, dripping and stippling. https://t.co/B5HnpBpFT7

Online Safety

Important Information - Online Safety and Covid 19

Please see the link below - this site offers practical advice and links to age appropriate online safety activities to do at home:

https://www.childnet.com/blog/keeping-children-happy-and-safe-online-during-covid-19

Here is the link to the latest government’s e-safety guidance: 

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-keeping-children-safe-online/coronavirus-covid-19-support-for-parents-and-carers-to-keep-children-safe-online

We also wish to highlight this App which can be installed on chromebooks:

https://safetonet.com/foundation/covid/

Please find the link to the #Ditto online safety newsletter here: 

At Whyteleafe School we regularly talk to the children about online safety and how to stay safe online. It has come to our attention that a number of children have different social media accounts, including Instagram and Facebook. Most of these social media accounts have age restrictions of 13 year + (this is true of Instagram, Snapchat and Facebook), in compliance with the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA). In our experience children are not socially mature enough to use these types of social media and therefore we would advise parents to adhere to the age restrictions. If your child does use social media, or other communications on line, we would recommend talking with your child about e-safety and would encourage you to monitor their online activity.

Help children stay safe online:

1. Have the conversation early and often

2. Explore online together

3. Know who your child is talking to online

4. Set rules and agree boundaries

5. Make sure that content is age-appropriate

6. Use parental controls to filter, restrict, monitor or report content

7. Check they know how to use privacy settings and reporting tools

 

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

Online safety and Fortnite

It has come to our attention that a number of children have been discussing playing the game Fortnite online. As you may be aware the age rating is PEGI 12, due to ‘frequent scenes of mild violence. It is not suitable for persons under 12 years of age’ and there are also a number of other potential issues you should be aware of:

-        As Fortnite is an online game you will play against players of different ages from across the world. You cannot turn the in game chats off or choose who you play against

-        Fortnite does feature violence when players are in combat with each other

-        Although Battle Royale is free to play, other aspects of the game are not. There are packs which give you different access to the full game and extensions, bonuses and weapons

As recommended by the UK Safer Internet Centre the advice says:

-        Have an open and honest conversation with your child

-        Play the game with them

-        Know how to make a report

-        See what other people think of Fortnite

All of which can be found here: https://www.saferinternet.org.uk/blog/parents-guide-fortnite-battle-royale and a Parents Guide to Fortnite.

 

Reporting Harmful Content

There has been an increase in fake TikTok accounts using school logos and teacher names which can be reported using the impersonation tab. Impersonation is “when someone assumes the identity of another person, to harass or defraud them. It can also include behaviours such as creating fake accounts, or hijacking accounts usually with the intent of targeting an individual.”

The website also shows how to report threats, harassment and bullying, self-harm and suicide content, online abuse, violent content, unwanted sexual advances and pornographic content for a wide variety of Apps. The links take users to the App’s own reporting system but If anything harmful has not been taken down after 48 hours of reporting then a report can be submitted to the Report Harmful Content website using screenshots.

You may hear children or parents talking about “Evil Santa.” This is another extremely unpleasant viral message doing the rounds which is fact checked here.

 

Below are links for parents supporting children using social media. We hope you will find them useful.

Parentzone

Facebook
Google +
Instagram
Twitter
Snapchat
Ask.fm
TikTok (formally known as Musical.ly) 
Advice for parents and carers on cyberbullying
Cyberbullying advice
Online Gaming
NSPC advice
thinkuknow.co.uk
childnet.com
Youtube e-safety factsheet
esafety-adviser.com
DITTO e-safety latest newsletter