New apps and internet “crazes” are being developed all of the time. You may be aware of the latest one called “Momo Challenge”. Please be aware of E-Safety and keeping your child safe on-line.
Children and young people spend a lot of time online – it can be a great way for them to socialise, explore and have fun. But children do also face risks like cyber bulling or seeing content that’s inappropriate.
There is ways that you can keep children and young people safe click read more to find out how.
Talking to your child is one of the best ways to keep them safe. You can also use parental controls on social networks, online games and browsers and on both hardware and software that can filter or monitor what your child can see.
Preventing your children from using the internet or mobile phones won’t keep them safe in the long run, so it’s important to have conversations that help your child understand how to stay safe and what to do if they ever feel scared or uncomfortable.”
Here are a few tips on how to keep them safe:
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
To find out more information about E-Safety go to the NSPCC website
Learning about staying safe online is very important. At Outwood Academy City Fields we make sure our students are aware of the risks to safety that are online and what to do to stay safe.
We are committed to improving E-Safety not only in school but at home as well.
Visit our E-Safety page
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The government recently announced that families in receipt of free school meals would be entitled to a voucher over the Christmas period.
In the run up to Christmas we will be hosting Christmas Jumper Day on Friday 11th December and Christmas Dinner will be served on Wednesday 16th December. We hope students will join us.
Huge congratulations to Outwood Academy City Fields for winning the Pod Gods competition for the central region of Outwood Grange Academies Trust. With an incredible 3021 Pods accessed during the competition.
PE enrichments are as follows: Yr7 Monday Yr8 Wednesdays (Cancelled 2nd & 9th Dec) Yr9 Thursdays (Cancelled 10th Dec)
Please be aware that Friday 27th November is an INSET day and school will be closed to students
The next virtual open day for Wakefield College on Saturday 21st November at 11am.