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04/07/20

Well done Ella! 👏🏻#proud https://t.co/uO8YHcrDhn

04/07/20

Year 6 Parents & Carers - don't forget to join one of our *Virtual Q&A Meetings* next week! Simply login to Google Classroom on your chosen time and date and follow the meeting link. View our Loom recording for further details: https://t.co/LSj2wUdp2i

03/07/20

We've been very impressed with the work submitted by Year 6 students so far. Don't forget there's a 'Year 7 Taster Task' to be found for every subject via our Google Classroom! https://t.co/vmxBVMxJ5O

03/07/20

👏🏻 go Dylan!! https://t.co/0HR9yevK7I

03/07/20

It's that time of the week again! Please find a link to the newsletter, https://t.co/8fphK6uhcN. A copy is also on the way to parents and carers via Have a safe and happy weekend everybody!

01/07/20

Thank you

30/06/20

Year 6 - please find a welcome video from our Inclusion and SEND team. We can't wait to meet you! https://t.co/btIqDJaqxW

29/06/20

Y6 Parents and Carers please join us for a virtual meeting about your son/daughter's transition to . A ParentMail is on the way with further details. Thank you to Maisie and Connor in Year 7 for helping us create this video! 👏https://t.co/LSj2wUdp2i

29/06/20

Year 11 Parents and Carers - don't forget to order your son/daughters Leavers' Hoodie (via Scopay) by this Friday 3 July! https://t.co/3fYrCIa7nb

27/06/20

Would you like to join the team? We have fantastic positions available in our Finance and Learning Support teams. For further info and an application form please visit the vacancies section of our website https://t.co/1lVchWIfRS https://t.co/i5PpJ7PbmV

26/06/20

Our weekly newsletter is on its way via . You can also view it here https://t.co/BsYXpN4DJQ . We would like to wish the entire community a safe and happy weekend!

26/06/20

Retweeted From de Stafford PE

As the Summer Olympics ⁦⁩ continues, Callum kicks a great conversion to achieve 5 points for Team GB!! 👏🏻 🏉 🇬🇧 https://t.co/CXxdoA1Mxi

26/06/20

Retweeted From GLF Schools

Today is the official leaving day for all Year 11 students. So to those of you here from & we wish you the very best. It wasn’t how we expected the year to end but we’re of all that you’ve achieved.

23/06/20

Retweeted From de Stafford PE

Team GB ready for their first Summer Olympic event today! Good luck in the penalty shootout! 🇬🇧 https://t.co/U2F3T7ERKY

22/06/20

Retweeted From de Stafford PE

The rugby conversion challenge is underway for Team South Africa! 🇿🇦🇿🇦🇿🇦 🏉 🏉 🏉 https://t.co/uK9X5HJjJZ

19/06/20

Retweeted From de Stafford PE

Congratulations to Billy in Y9 for completing a 5 mile run to raise money for ⁦⁩ What a fantastic achievement! 👏🏻🏃🏻‍♂️⁦https://t.co/ag9veg57p7

19/06/20

📣Parents and carers - please find a link to our weekly newsletter https://t.co/S1T2q5zyzR, which is also on the way to you via . Wishing you all a safe and happy weekend.

18/06/20

A welcome video has been sent to the Year 6 students who are joining this September. You can also view it here: https://t.co/qVodRI6IGH. Students are encouraged to email us at help.org.uk with any questions they may have about joining our school. https://t.co/5OKRpPi8XM

16/06/20

Is your son/daughter due to start this September? Sadly we are unable to invite Year 6 children physically into school to spend time with us just yet, but we are keen to start the learning journey with them remotely. Look out for an email with further details 👀 https://t.co/HkMFG9mery

16/06/20

If you think your child may now be eligible for free school meals, please visit our website for information and an application form:-https://t.co/APU56VQb6j https://t.co/s8sN3lQEzR

E-safety

The internet is part of everyday life for most of us whether at school, work or home.  At de Stafford we educate students to be aware of its dangers and to use caution where necessary. 

We encourage students to ALWAYS tell an adult if they see something on the internet that concerns them, or if they are approached by someone they do not know by email or on a social networking site.

Parental controls are an important way to keep your child safe online. Parental controls can be used to block upsetting or harmful content, control in-app purchases or manage how long your child spends online. The good news is parental controls are really easy to set up! For help with parental controls, visit: https://www.nspcc.org.uk/preventing-abuse/keeping-children-safe/online-safety/parental-controls/

The list of websites below give parents and students some useful information on Internet safety and the possible hidden dangers to be aware of.

parentinfo.org

The excellent ParentZone website continually updates information about new apps, games and all things digital so that you don't have to be the expert on everything.

Thinkuknow.co.uk

Thinkuknow gives you the latest information on popular sites, mobiles and new technology.  It also has a Q&A page and has separate, informal, age appropriate sections.  Home activity packs are also available to download with useful tips for Keeping your child safe online while they are off school.

Digizen.org

This website provides information to strengthen awareness and understanding of what digital citizenship is. It shares specific advice and resources on issues such as social networking and cyberbullying.

Saferinternet.org.uk

UK Safer Internet Centre is where you can find e-safety tips, advice and resources to help young people stay safe on the internet.

Kidsmart.org

This website is aimed at young people and has tips and explanations on many areas including social networking, file sharing and chat websites.

Childnet.com

Childnet gives top tips, games and internet safety information for young people, parents and carers to ensure users stay safe online and become responsible users of the internet.

nspcc.org.uk

The NSPCC online safety advice page gives information on online safety and has a free phone number for any questions regarding parental controls, privacy settings or advice on social networks.

Social Networking Sites

Facebook.com/safety

This link leads to the safety policy for Facebook and tips for staying safe while using the network.

Surfnetkids.com

This site provides links to various articles/posts on issues pertaining to Facebook.  These topics range from safety strategies to the pros and cons of social networking.

  • Set privacy settings to ‘friends only’ to secure that only the people you have allowed to be ‘friends’ with you can see what you are posting
  • Be careful if setting your privacy to ‘friends of friends’ as this means any person that is friends with one of your friends can now access all of your photos and posts etc.
  • After updating the app when using it on your mobile phone, check your privacy settings again as updating an app can reset all of these settings
  • Only accept people you are confident that you know so that strangers cannot access your private information
  • Make sure what you are posting is appropriate
  • If you receive any unwanted feed, report it if you find it inappropriate or offensive

About.twitter.com/safety

  • This site provides tips for teens and parents/carers including privacy settings, sharing and bullying and harassment.

  • Go to your account settings and select security and privacy
  • Make sure you have a secure password to ensure that nobody other than yourself can access your account
  • So that only you and your chosen followers can view your Tweets, select ‘protect my tweets’ from the drop down menu in the privacy settings.

 

Did you give your son/daughter a mobile phone to ‘keep them safe’?

Young people and teens are often more clued up and savvy with regard to social media and the use of apps than their parents.

Please do be aware of the dangers associated with the following apps and use sites such as https://www.net-aware.org.uk/ and https://www.commonsensemedia.org/ to keep up-to-date with the latest apps that are trending at an ever-growing pace.

 

 

Apps teens are using

Documents

Page Downloads Date  
Tik Tok - A parents guide 10th Jan 2020 Download
Keep your child safe from cyber-flashing 14th Feb 2020 Download