By Webteam - 15th February 2015 6:07am
Nantwich Education Partnership
Working together for all the children in Nantwich
To All Nantwich Education Partnership Schools
11 February 2015:
Re: Computers, Tablets, X Box Games and Social Media
All the schools in Nantwich work closely together with the Cheshire East Safeguarding Education Team to keep our children safe. We have received advice on the use of tablets, computers, Xboxes and other digital equipment.
Lots of the children have had new technology/devices for birthdays and Christmas and seem to be enjoying playing a range of new games on them. There are some amazing apps, games and
social media opportunities that our children are benefiting from. However, the local Safeguarding Team and school staff have serious concerns about some games and activities.
Several children have reported playing, or watching adults play games which are inappropriate for their age and they have described the levels of violence and sexual content they have witnessed:
Call of Duty, Grand Theft Auto, Dogs of War and other similar games, are all inappropriate for
children and they should not have access to them.
Nor should they have Facebook accounts or interact on sites or media or messaging sites like WhatsApp that are not designed for their age.
Children should only play games or join social media sites that are rated suitable for their age.
We need to inform you all of the actions we are advised to take and why:
- If your child is allowed to have inappropriate access to any game or associated product that is designated 18+ we will are advised to contact the Police and Children's Social Care as it is neglectful.
- Access to these games OR to some social media sites such as those above increases early
sexualised behaviours (sometimes harmful) in children AND leaves them vulnerable to
grooming for sexual exploitation or extreme violence.
We know that parents expect us to keep their children safe so we look forward to your support with this issue. Schools will all be working with the children to help them understand how to keep themselves safe. If you would like to talk to anyone about your child's online or digital safety please contact your school; we are here to help.
Together we will keep this new digital world one of wonder rather than danger.
Nantwich Partnership Headteachers
popular recent storiesAlso in the news
This program is being broadcast from Monday 12th March for three weeks, going out on every week day at 6.30pm on BBC 2.The shop cash registerOur item, the shop register, will be featured in episode eleven which will go out on Monday 26th March.Judy, Derek & Megan Williams of...
This is the appeal by the developers against the refusal of the original application (17/0339N).This appeal will take place on Wednesday March 21st and Thursday March 22nd at the Municipal Buildings at Earle Street in Crewe.It is a public meeting, classed as an informal hearing, before a Government appointed inspector — anyone can attend the appeal, and within procedural constraints we...
New timetable from April 1stRoute 73 has an altered timetable from April 1st.You can see the new timetable by clicking here.In summary, (and assuming that your editor has read the timetable correctly) it appears that buses are scheduled to leave Audlem for Nantwich at 08.11, 10.26,. 12.26, 14.26, 15.51, 17.01 and 18.01. and leave Audlem...
Wednesday 21st Mar
Tuesday 20th Mar
Audlem Car Park
Audlem Car Park
Aston methodist Church