Snap Maps

SnapMaps

Last week SnapChat, used regularly by many children and young people, launched a new feature. SnapMaps allows users to see the location of their contacts. This feature allows others to accurately pinpoint where you are and shares your location.

There are three possible privacy settings:

  • Ghost mode, where only you can see your position;
  • My Friends mode, where any contact can see your location; and
  • Select Friends mode, just those who you choose can see you

ChildNet have posted a thorough explanation of SnapMaps and how to ensure users stay safe. Please click the picture below to find more information:

Safer Internet Day 2017

Today, the Digital Leaders have helped Mrs Thompson to run a parent’s awareness session as part of our Safer Internet Day celebrations.

Parents were invited into school to see a short presentation on how to keep children safe online and learn about our Parent Area.

Thank you to all parents who attended!

New resources in our Parent Area

Our Parent Only Area on the school blog is updated with articles from CEOP on a regular basis, as well as containing links to websites and resources you can use to support yourself and your child in a variety of areas.

Two of the latest new links in our Parent Area are:

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A free online course for parents in supporting their children in their online world.

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The latest copy of the online safety newsletter produced by the eSafety Adviser, Alan McKenzie.

Please click the picture below to taken to log in to the Parent Area.

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Safer Internet Day 2016

This week, Oxford Grove are celebrating Safer Internet Week, in conjunction with Safer Internet Day, a global celebration which aims to promote the safe, responsible and positive use of digital technology for children and young people. 

In 2016, the theme for Safer Internet Day is ‘Play your part for a better internet!’

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Please click the picture to visit the UK Safer Internet Centre website.

We hope all the children enjoy their activities this week, and we hope lots of our parents can attend our special Online Safety workshop on Wednesday at 3:00pm, which will focus on potential risks online and how to start conversations with your child about online safety.

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Click the links below to visit some of our website pages that include links to Online Safety websites.

eSafety resources

Parent Involvement

Coding Club eSafety Games

Mrs Thompson’s Year 4 coding club has been working really hard this half term to design their very own eSafety Games in 2Code! Can you bust the computer viruses?

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Click here to play some of these amazing games!

Please remember – the children have all started their code from absolutely nothing – great coding work, logic and problem solving skills, Year 4!

eSafety Mark

The team at Oxford Grove is pleased to announce that we have achieved our latest award – the eSafety Mark. This has been awarded for our provision in online safety. 

Not only are we one of only a couple of hundred schools across the country to achieve the  eSafety award, we are also the first school in Bolton!

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Congratulations to all the staff who have worked so hard to attain this prestigious award!