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13/06/19

Spare a thought for those students who still have their final citizenship paper to sit on Monday!

13/06/19

Our Year 8 students are having a 'splashing' time on the Thames today! Thank you ! https://t.co/74gwPHddgg

12/06/19

New members are always welcome at our Year 7 Science Club. It runs from 3:15pm every Tuesday with Mrs Beale. Yesterday the students had great fun building and launching rockets!#AimHigh https://t.co/is5MyOY87C

11/06/19

Y7 Gold Award winners meeting with Mr Garner this morning to celebrate their success - what a fantastic start they have all made to their time at de Stafford! https://t.co/Ro5w0M8TQt

10/06/19

Retweeted From de Stafford PE

Congratulations to ⁦⁩ students Drew B and Ammon R for representing the school this weekend at the Inter County Athletics! 🎽🏃‍♂️ https://t.co/hEOVS857xK

10/06/19

Parents/carers we would love you to join us for our upcoming year group Celebration Assemblies! Remember to RSVP by the 28 June 2019! https://t.co/15loBBsL4H

07/06/19

Our Year 10 Business Day will take place on the 9 July. Click the link to see what we have in store for them! https://t.co/DktQ0aqNmz https://t.co/y8uU7VkXRz

06/06/19

Retweeted From de Stafford PE

A great effort from our Y7 District Athletics team! Congratulations to those placed in the top 8, contributing to the teams overall score! Jude C 2nd Discus 🥈 Ben M 4th Hurdles Dan R 4th High Jump Abigail M 4th Long Jump Sophie L 5th Hurdles Alfie P 6th 100m/8th 200m https://t.co/7YaRqFEsKC

05/06/19

Good luck to our Year 7 students competing in the District Sports competition today!

04/06/19

Don't forget! If you want to join the Year 7 trip to , the booking deadline is this Friday 7 June. https://t.co/0GMmNkwTyq

03/06/19

Welcome back everyone, we hope you had an enjoyable half term break! There are now just 7 weeks remaining in this academic year. Check our school calendar to see what we have in store! https://t.co/aIqMFnn2JC

24/05/19

It's been a short but busy half term for us at de Stafford. We hope you enjoy reading about it in our latest newsletter! https://t.co/JN1jUvJRJ9 https://t.co/uvsDA1AXxL

24/05/19

We would like to wish the entire de Stafford community a very enjoyable half term break. Students are to return on Monday 3 June on a week 1 timetable.

22/05/19

Every day is Open Day at de Stafford and we welcome visitors into our community throughout the year. If you would like a tour of the school, please call us on 01883 347818 https://t.co/q4fFtAomsy

18/05/19

Retweeted From Kirsty Sandiford

🏆 Made it! 🐌 🐷 🦙 Well done 👏🏼 Practice complete Pleasure to support , fantastic young people and wonderful staff ☺️

18/05/19

Retweeted From Kirsty Sandiford

🐌 Team Snail 🐌 https://t.co/3kslOfnRub

18/05/19

Retweeted From Kirsty Sandiford

☀️ Good Morning Campers! ⛺️ https://t.co/dqVfyLRsVp

17/05/19

Retweeted From Kirsty Sandiford

👣A very successful first day of practice expedition 🌳 🐷 🦙 🐌 https://t.co/Hmwo7nWAPQ

17/05/19

Retweeted From Kirsty Sandiford

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17/05/19

We'd like to wish our students the best of luck with their practice expedition today and tomorrow. A big thank you to all the staff supporting them! https://t.co/2kRkxbOJDO

Internet safety and advice

The internet is part of everyday life for most of us whether at school, work or home.  At de Stafford we educate students to be aware of its dangers and to use caution where necessary. 

We encourage students to ALWAYS tell an adult if they see something on the internet that concerns them, or if they are approached by someone they do not know by email or on a social networking site.

Parental controls are an important way to keep your child safe online. Parental controls can be used to block upsetting or harmful content, control in-app purchases or manage how long your child spends online. The good news is parental controls are really easy to set up! For help with parental controls, visit: https://www.nspcc.org.uk/preventing-abuse/keeping-children-safe/online-safety/parental-controls/

The list of websites below give parents and students some useful information on Internet safety and the possible hidden dangers to be aware of.

parentinfo.org

The excellent ParentZone website continually updates information about new apps, games and all things digital so that you don't have to be the expert on everything.

Thinkuknow.co.uk

Thinkuknow gives you the latest information on popular sites, mobiles and new technology.  It also has a Q&A page and has separate, informal, age appropriate sections.

Digizen.org

This website provides information to strengthen awareness and understanding of what digital citizenship is. It shares specific advice and resources on issues such as social networking and cyberbullying.

Saferinternet.org.uk

UK Safer Internet Centre is where you can find e-safety tips, advice and resources to help young people stay safe on the internet.

Kidsmart.org

This website is aimed at young people and has tips and explanations on many areas including social networking, file sharing and chat websites.

Childnet.com

Childnet gives top tips, games and internet safety information for young people, parents and carers to ensure users stay safe online and become responsible users of the internet.

nspcc.org.uk

The NSPCC online safety advice page gives information on online safety and has a free phone number for any questions regarding parental controls, privacy settings or advice on social networks.

Social Networking Sites

Facebook.com/safety

This link leads to the safety policy for Facebook and tips for staying safe while using the network.

Surfnetkids.com

This site provides links to various articles/posts on issues pertaining to Facebook.  These topics range from safety strategies to the pros and cons of social networking.

  • Set privacy settings to ‘friends only’ to secure that only the people you have allowed to be ‘friends’ with you can see what you are posting
  • Be careful if setting your privacy to ‘friends of friends’ as this means any person that is friends with one of your friends can now access all of your photos and posts etc.
  • After updating the app when using it on your mobile phone, check your privacy settings again as updating an app can reset all of these settings
  • Only accept people you are confident that you know so that strangers cannot access your private information
  • Make sure what you are posting is appropriate
  • If you receive any unwanted feed, report it if you find it inappropriate or offensive

About.twitter.com/safety

  • This site provides tips for teens and parents/carers including privacy settings, sharing and bullying and harassment.

  • Go to your account settings and select security and privacy
  • Make sure you have a secure password to ensure that nobody other than yourself can access your account
  • So that only you and your chosen followers can view your Tweets, select ‘protect my tweets’ from the drop down menu in the privacy settings.

 

Did you give your son/daughter a mobile phone to ‘keep them safe’?

Young people and teens are often more clued up and savvy with regard to social media and the use of apps than their parents.

Please do be aware of the dangers associated with the following apps and use sites such as https://www.net-aware.org.uk/ and https://www.commonsensemedia.org/ to keep up-to-date with the latest apps that are trending at an ever-growing pace.

Apps teens are using