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Ravenscote Junior School

Ravenscote

Junior School

Online Safety

Staying safe online

While we adapt to these new and uncertain times, there will certainly be changes to how much screen-time your child is having. With this in mind, I would like to first draw your attention to a programme called Thinkuknow – this is a brilliant website with information for parents. Please click on the link below to gain ideas and support:

https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/parents/

They have now released another activity pack for all children and young people:

4-5 - click HERE
5-7 - click HERE
8-10 - click HERE
11-13 - click HERE
14+ - click HERE

Childnet also provides fantastic information to keep your child safe online: https://www.childnet.com/parents-and-carers

At school we also teach the children about the SMART rules, it may be useful to remind your child(ren) of these:

I think it is also important to celebrate what a fantastic tool the internet can be at times like this, by bringing to your attention to some of the great resources being offered online while schools are closed:

  • Maddie Moate on Youtube is offering a live science session at 11am each day. These are all available to be watched from previous days too and last around 30 minutes each time.
  • Joe Wicks is doing a live PE lesson each day at 9:00am to get children moving! This is definitely worth checking out and lasts around half an hour.
  • Rob Biddulph has been live streaming drawing tutorials that children can work alongside – I know the teachers have been enjoying these too!
  • Ruth Miskin Training is running daily speed sounds phonics lessons that are worth looking at if your child is working on their phonics skills.
  • Cosmic Kids Yoga has lots of great yoga videos for children to work on.
  • A site we often use in school is www.gonoodle.com/ which has lots of workout and dance videos for children to work alongside to keep them active and moving!
  • YouTube kids. A safer version of YouTube for younger children with stricter parental controls. https://www.youtube.com/kids/
  • There are several zoos that are offering live videos of their animal exhibits while we are unable to go there in person. Check those out here:
     

https://www.dublinzoo.ie/animals/animal-webcams/

https://www.houstonzoo.org/explore/webcams/

https://nationalzoo.si.edu/webcams