This page will be used to provide guidance for parents about Cyber Safety and keeping the children safe while playing online.
SAFER SCHOOLS APP
At Mauchline PS & ECC we are keen to support parents to ensure all young people are Cyber safe, especially with the growing use of a wide range of Apps and online forms of communication (WhatsApp/TikTok/Instagram/Snapchat etc).
As part of our continued commitment, we would like to remind parents/carers about the ‘Safer Schools’ App. This App is a reliable source of advice on all things concerning digital/internet safety. It gives empowering, up-to-date information on all current digital platforms/tools/apps in an accessible manner.
The APP has a range of tailored user accesses (pupil, staff and parents/carers). To access your parent platform please:
-Go to your APP store or Google Play and search for ‘Safer School’
-In school field type ‘East Ayrshire Council’
-The code for primary parents/carers is: 7440
We would recommend that you discuss with your child about which apps and social media platforms they currently use/access. This will help ensure they know how to stay safe online – using the app to start these types of conversations is great.
Above is a link to a new online guide launched by NSPCC and O2. The guide gives information about apps that children may be using and helps adults understand online life as children know it and to keep them safe. It’s really helpful for checking if an app is ‘safe’ or not.
It was made to help give adults the confidence to have regular and informed conversations about what their children are doing online.