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ICT & Online Safety

In Ballykeel Primary School we are aware of our responsibility to educate pupils and provide them, and parents, with information relating to Online Safety. Our aim is to teach children about appropriate online behaviours, and to think carefully about various situations to help them remain safe and legal when using the Internet and related technologies both in school and at home.

Our Online Safety and ICT policies can be found in our 'About' and 'Policies' Section of the websiteIf you would like some more information about keeping your child safe online, or if you have concerns and would like some more advice, try these websites:

Thinkuknow

CEOP

Childnet 

Net Aware:

Net Aware is the NSPCC and O2’s no-nonsense guide for parents on the most popular sites, apps and games that young people use. It equips parents and professionals with information about these sites, including the recommended age, the safety features and settings available; and the types of risks that young people might encounter. This year's re-launched guidance covers 40 of the most popular sites, apps and games, based on reviews by parents and children. It also contains Net Aware news pages, which highlight current online safety developments, trends and tips.

Visit the Net Aware website or download the free Net Aware app, from the App Store or Google Play.

 

If you need to report an incident regarding e-Safety outside of school, please contact the PSNI on their Non-Emergency number 101 and ask for Ballymena Station.

If you have any concerns regarding Online Safety in school, please speak to a member of our Online Safety Team - Mrs B Esler, Mrs J D Thompson or Mr J Fisher.

 

iPad Apps

If you’re looking for some Apps for your child to use at home, here are some suggestions!

iTeach is a local company who we have worked with to bring iPads into Ballykeel – here are their recommended Apps for Primary Schools, with direct links to the App Store (many of which we have on our iPads):

iTeach Apps

Also, this document shows additional Apps for different subjects and different Key Stages – recommended for use with the NI Curriculum (and again, we use these in Ballykeel):

Primary Apps

You could also try searching for Apps based on your child’s age and the topic you want to help them with using Apps 4 Primary Schools

Other Apps we use in Ballykeel (these links will take you to the directly to the App Store):

Numeracy -

Doodlemaths

AB Maths

Math Challenge for Kids

Todo Math

Literacy -

Phonics Master

Spelling Test

Comic Maker

Creative & Expressive -

Doodle Buddy

My Musical Friends

Fingerpaint Magic

Spin Art +

Just for Fun -

Match Blitz

Charge Your Brain

Sock Puppets

Color Band

Memory Game Kids

Little Charley Bear