We take Online Safety very seriously at Tonge Moor, particularly as Social Media becomes more and more popular with young people. Children receive a structured unit of work on Online Safety every Spring term. We deliver an Online Safety Assembly as part of National Online Safety Day and children are regularly reminded to make appropriate and safe use of the internet both in school and at home, something we would encourage all parents to support us in.
Here is a message from our schools IT Lead.
I just want to share a few useful websites about online safety and social media like Tik Tok.
This may help with any messages to parents who are worried their child may have seen something.
This article is about viral scares, whatever they may be, and how to react, specifically how it can be unhelpful to draw people’s attention to a particular app or scare, but reminding children and young people to speak out, where they can go for help and how to talk to them.
If you would like more information on Tik Tok, such as age restrictions, associated risks and parental controls, our Parent Info website, which we run with our partners Parent Zone, has the following article: www.parentinfo.org/article/tiktok-what-parents-need-to-know
aged 6 – 10
aged 11 – 13
For more information on Online safety, please look at these sites;