Safeguarding Concerns – Online, Gaming and Films
During their leisure time many of our pupils regularly access games or watch films, all of which have been rated to show whether they are appropriate for certain age groups.
Ratings exist to protect children and vulnerable adults from potentially harmful or otherwise unsuitable media content. They also empower parents and those with responsibility for children to make informed viewing decisions.
I cannot stress enough how important it is for you to monitor what your child is watching or playing. This is particularly important for children with special educational needs as we have to consider not only their actual age but their presenting age.
Whilst some of the content may seem harmless enough at the time it can have a lasting impact on a child’s mental wellbeing and affect their behaviour later on. It also has the potential to affect their reactions in certain situations.
Please try to look at the films or games that your child is accessing so that you know the content and can respond to any questions your child might have. At the very least please ensure that your child is only accessing age appropriate material.
If you would like any further information or advice please do not hesitate in contacting the school and thank you for your continuing support.
For more information about Cyber Safety please CLICK HERE
Sonia O’Donnell, Headteacher
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