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FizzPop Science Club starts today and tomorrow 3.40-4.40pm. Registration is now full on Thursday, although there is one available space on the Friday. Collection via side Hub door after club, thank you.
World Book Day Thursday 2nd March. Change of menu http://bit.ly/2mfsYMS
We have been made aware of a potential issue concerning the online gaming app Roblox. We are aware there is growing concern amongst parents generally regarding the content of this game, and its suitability for children, and this is something you may wish to look into further and discuss with your own child/ren. The following information is from 02 and NSPCC Net Aware:
"ROBLOX is a user-generated gaming platform where you can create your own games or play games that other users have made. There is also the option to chat to other players
ROBLOX recommends the site for age 8-18. This is from ROBLOX's guidelines March 2016. Children surveyed said the site should be for minimum 9+ and Parents said minimum 12+ years. Parents reported violent and sexual content on the site. Children reported violence and bullying as their main concerns over content on the site. https://www.net-aware.org.uk/networks/roblox/
Signing up to ROBLOX. Parents say:
‘It’s easy for an 11 year old to sign up’. ‘There aren’t any checks to verify age’. ‘No email registration required which makes it easy for a child to create a login without parental guidance’
If you have a question about parental controls or concern about a social network your child uses Call NSPCC and O2 Online Safety Helpline 0808 8005002. Start a conversation with your child about ROBLOX. No amount of information beats talking to your children about their experiences online.
On Wednesday 1st March 9.00-9.45, Sam Gilronan, Advisory Teacher from the Communication and Interaction Team will be coming along to provide an overview of the service and provide information and adive to parents and carers of children. The C&I Team is a specialist support service consisting of highly qualified and experienced Specialist Teachers and Specialist Support Assistant who support the work of children and young people who have autism and/or speech, language and communication needs (SLCN).
If there are any other topic or services you would like information about please let the school office know so that we can arrange future sessions.
New menu for Feb/Mar - out NOW
Newsletter 10th Feb out NOW
Click HERE to read report of our recent HMI inspection
Further to our recent e-safety parent workshops, further information is now available - click HERE
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