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Safer Internet Day 2017 was celebrated globally on Tuesday 7th February with the slogan ‘Be the change: Unite for a better internet’.
Coordinated in the UK by the UK Safer Internet Centre the celebration sees hundreds of organisations get involved to help promote the safe, responsible and positive use of digital technology for children and young people. The UK Safer Internet Centre provides resources for children, schools and families, and tools for getting involved at saferinternetday.org.uk
Globally, Safer Internet Day is celebrated in over a hundred countries. The day offers the opportunity to highlight positive uses of technology and to explore the role we all play in helping to create a better and safer online community. It calls upon young people, parents, carers, teachers, social workers, law enforcement, companies, policymakers, and wider, to join together in helping to create a better internet. Get involved to play your part!
What are the key online risks?
Contact: children can be contacted by bullies or people who groom or seek to abuse them
Content: age-inappropriate or unreliable content can be available to children
Conduct: children may be at risk because of their own behaviour, for example, by sharing too much information
Commercialism: young people can be unaware of hidden costs and advertising in apps, games and websites
Parents and Carers
Parents and carers play a key role in supporting children to learn about how to stay safe online, and they are one of the first people children turn to if things go wrong. We know it can be difficult to stay on top of the wide range of sites and devices that young people use, so we hope that the following link helps.
Please click here for information on how you can play a key role in supporting children to learn about how to stay safe online.
Play your part: help create a kinder internet for everyone. The internet is a brilliant place to connect with others, to be creative and to discover new things.
Click here to find films, games, quizzes and advice to help you to use the internet safely, responsibly and positively.
Don’t forget to also take a look at our very own E-Safety page. It includes advice for different platforms, a jargon buster and our very own Ask An Expert service.
Under a new Microsoft licencing agreement we have enrolled in we are able to offer all students the ability to download the latest version of Microsoft Office, for Windows, Mac, Iphone & Android – for free, for the duration of their time at Brockington College.
For more details about the scheme please click here to view more details about the scheme on the Microsoft Education blog.
Downloading & logging in:
If you are ready to download the software simply click here and logon with your son or daughters email address (firstname.lastname@example.org) and school password. Once logged in click ‘Install Office 2016′ in the top right. corner. Please note that if your son or daughter changes their school password at any point, they will need to re-sign in to Microsoft Office with their new password.
For any problems/questions regarding singing into Microsoft Office, please contact the IT Support team: email@example.com
Please click here to view the Extra-Curricular Support Timetable for Spring Term 2017.
- Click on this link or download the Show My Homework app from the Apple Appstore or Google Play store.
- Log on using your school username & password.
- You should have received a personalised login code from the College. Please click this link and use the pin number enclosed to create an account. If you have any issues with this please contact the IT department at ITsupport@brockington.leics.sch.uk
*** You must always log-in to Show My Homework via the school website or app. Googling ‘Show My Homework’ and clicking on the link will not work ***
A new way to record, track and monitor homework at Brockington College.
We are excited to be launching a new online tool to help you keep track of your child’s homework.
From Monday 12th September we will be using ‘Show My Homework’. ‘Show My Homework’ will allow you to see the details of the tasks your child has been set as well as the due dates. There is also the facility for you to see what homework has not been completed or handed in.
You will be provided with login details to your personal account, ready-linked to your child’s homework calendar. All you need to do is then visit the school’s website and click on the link to Show My Homework to log in. Homework timetables will also be available through the school website form this date.
Once you have your login details you will then be able to:
- Access the site 24/7
- View the quality and quantity of homework set
- Receive automated notifications before homework is due via your phone or computer
- Download free apps for iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch and Android devices
- Translate into a number of languages
Our aim is that this new system will provide parents/carers with a deeper insight into the homework that their child receives. More importantly, we hope it will improve your child’s organisation, time-management and help them to keep on top of their workload.
Please click here the full letter.