Useful Links

Guide to keeping your child safe when playing Fortnite

Here is a parent's guide to keeping your children safe while they are playing the online game Fortnite. There are certain things parents can do such as turning off chat features, report inappropriate behaviour, set time limits or restrict in app purchases, which help keep the game safer for children. If you have any concerns, please speak to your child's class teacher or a DSL.

 

 

We know it can be difficult knowing how much screen time is okay, especially as we are learning online at the moment. Digisafe have some top tips for keeping children safe online and importantly not to feel bad about extra time on digital devices. This is a good poster explaining how to keep children safe, healthy and happy online.

Please see below a PDF resource pack that has been put together by the local Primary Behaviour Service, for parents to look though if the would like too. 

🤩A shout out to our fantastic children of Bidbury. At home and in school. You've got this champions!💪

Google Classroom App

If you are finding the Google Classroom desktop site, tricky to use. We have found that downloading the Google Classroom app is working a lot easier for some of our families. It enables an easier process to upload images of your child's work from your mobile, you get notifications of replies from your class teachers in the private comments section and maybe easier for some to navigate. 

 

We have attached a picture of the app logo to lookout for when searching on your phone.

 

We hope that this may work better for some of you, as always any questions just ask. blush

The website below contains some coronavirus help and support as well as some other really useful information for parents, grandparents and carers, who maybe struggling with everything going on at the moment. Including anxiety, managing challenging behaviour, sleep and gaming addiction to mention a few. 

 

The website is easy to use and has many videos and downlaodable resources that can easily be found. 

Hampshire Libraries Winter Reading Challenge 

This year, the public libraries' Winter reading Challenge is all about getting cosy together to share the love of reading. 

 

It kicks-off on 11th January 2021 and runs for 6 weeks, until the end of the spring half term. Why not encourage your children to take part!

 

Children can read or listen to any FOUR books to complete the challenge. This includes books they read or listen for school, with family members and friends over zoom, bedtime stories, non fiction books, ebooks and audiobooks.

 

Those who take part online will automatically be sent a certificate via email, when they complete the challenge ,but the most important thing is that your children enjoy some cosy winter reading for pleasure!

 

To sign up click the link below laugh

Some useful websites for children and young peoples mental health and resources

Looking after adult mental health and wellbeingyes

 

Bidbury families please see the link below for some information regarding looking after adult mental health and wellbeing. Being kind to yourself is more important than ever. Keep safe.

If you are a parent or carer, we hope you will find the many web links below useful.

⭐️BORROW BOX⭐️

Your local library offers much more than you might think. Members have access to a wide range of on-demand services including audiobooks, eBooks and online magazines. Visit our digital library for a full list of online resources. 'Borrow Box' is a great opportunity for you to still have access to hundreds of books from your local library and keep safe!

A parent has kindly informed us of a fantastic resource

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Camhs have put together a list of some of the things that you might be experiencing, or some of the difficulties that you might be having, and some top tips on how to manage them.