eSafety

Gryphon School: Sherborne

I will be adding information for both Parents and Students to this page. If you are concerned about any aspect of using the internet or mobile communication please come and talk to me.
– Miss N. Dodgson

 

Useful Websites:-

Think You Know
CEOP
Get Net Wise

Get Safe Online

Dorset Police have asked us to draw your attention to a Get Safe Online campaign to ensure children are safe this summer while online gaming.

Get Safe OnlineDownload

NetAware

Does your child have a smartphone? Do you know what apps they are using? More importantly, do you know if they are actually safe to use?

If you don’t know your Yubo from your Friv, then the NSPCC may be able to help

They’ve released a handy app called “Net Aware”, which tells you all about some of the most popular apps kids are using today.

It gives you a guide as to what the app does, as well as how safe it is, showing you in simple terms how likely your child is to stumble upon sexual content, violent imagery, bullying, drink, drugs, crime, and content relating to suicide.

Click the link below to check out the website, and head to your app store of choice to download the app.

https://www.net-aware.org.uk/

Parents’ Guide to Snapchat

‘Snapchat’ is a photo application that allows users to take photos, record video, annotate and then send to a another user. The sender can decide for how long the recipient can view the message (ranging from 1-10 seconds). After this time, the message will be permanently deleted. This however does not prevent the recipient from taking a screen grab of the message. Snapchat has become a very popular craze. A detailed guide to Snapchat can be found below including advice for parents.

Snapchat GuideDownload

Parents Online Safety Newsletters

eSafety newsletterDownload

 

Digital Parenting Magazine

Produced by Vodafone, the Digital Parenting Magazine offers expert advice and real life stories on issues such as cyber bullying, managing digital footprints and online security.

Click here to read and/or download the latest edition of ‘Digital Parenting Magazine’

Digital Parenting Magazine also offers expert advice around some of the key current issues relation to technology and young people. Click each link below to read and/or download

Using Facebook

There are over 31 million users of Facebook in the UK and a large proportion of these are aged between 13-17. The guide below from Digital Parenting Magazine guides you through making your child’s Facebook page safe

Stop Think Dorset Resources

Stopthinkdorset provide support for education settings, volunteers and parents. Click on the links below to read helpful advice about keeping informed of your child’s Internet habits.

Resources from CEOP

CEOP is the Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre which works across the UK to provide resources for parents, schools and young people to help keep them safe online.

Visit their website here or view some of their resources below

News

Activities Week

The Covid-19 pandemic has severely curtailed our outstanding extra-curricular programme over the last year meaning our young people have missed out on a large part of our enrichment curriculum, which provides so...

News

Summer Newsletter out now!

As the school year comes to a close we want to take this opportunity to share news and stories with you from this term, read our latest newsletter below: https://issuu.com/glenncoombsshelleys/docs/86603_gryphon_news?fr=sY2EwNzM0OTc0MjI

News

Year 13 Tutors perform “Alexander Hamilton”

Our Year 13 students have been through a lot these last two years, so we wanted to give them a proper send off. Mr Peirson re-wrote “Alexander Hamilton” to give you “Year...

SNOW CLOSURE - FRI 1ST FEBRUARY

 

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SCHOOL CLOSURE FRIDAY 1st FEBRUARY DUE TO DCC SCHOOL TRANSPORT CANCELLATION