Very well done to our Stars of the Week :- Alfie, Carter, Jack, Kersha, Olivia, Oliver and Ruby!
Well done to the following children who received Headteacher postcards at the end of last term. They were nominated for this award for their achievements throughout the term.
In Durham Cyber Safety we LOVE games consoles, and we’re sure a lot of you do too. However, please bear in mind some key advice when using games consoles, especially when purchasing them for children this Christmas:
● All consoles come with built in parental settings. Take the time to look at these and set them in relation to the age of any children using the console.
● Create a master account on the console that controls settings/purchases/parental settings. Make it password protected so that people who shouldn’t be accessing it can’t.
● Make sure that any passwords for the devices, including online payments, are secure and complex. Just because it is not a computer, does not mean that there are no risks associated when buying items online.
● Set the Internet browser, and apps such as YouTube and Netflix in accordance with the age of the console users.
● Limit chat, messaging and friend request functions if they are not required. For younger children, these should be limited or disabled.
● Make sure that there is not personal information displayed in your account, such as real name, date of birth, email address and location.
● Make sure that all users have a gamertag or gaming ID (name when online gaming) that does not reveal any personal information-avoid using real names and dates of birth.
● Find out what games have online functions including chat facilities and purchases.
● Follow age ratings. Age ratings are there for a reason, and not only do they refer to the content of the game (eg sex, violence, language) but also the online capabilities. You wouldn’t let an 8 year old watch an 18 rated film-same principle applies to games!
● When conducting online transactions for games, only do so via a legitimate store such as PlayStation Store or Xbox live.
The following sites have more advice on games consoles:
Message Sent By
Katie Bartle (Police, Cyber Harm Reduction, Durham)
Yesterday the village Post Office closed its doors.
A group of children from Esh Winning Primary and Our Lady Queen of Martyrs visited to say thank you to Mr and Mrs Miller for running this valuable facility in our village for so many years. We would also like to thank them for their generous support of both schools.
We wish Mr and Mrs Miller a long and happy retirement.
Post Office facilities should be available in the NISA shop starting today.
We all had lots of fun at our Christmas family craft afternoon.
Great news, we have achieved a Silver Educate and Celebrate Award! Very well done to all of the children, parents, carers and staff who have been involved.
Our grand total raised for Children in Need is now £449.82.
What an amazing day we have had for Children in Need, we even had a visit from Pudsey who had time for some high fives before he goes on TV later!
So far we have raised £412.82. Well done everyone!