The NSPCC have published new safety advice in response to evolving safeguarding risks around children being exposed to the ‘Metaverse’ through new gaming devices and peripherals such as Virtual Reality headsets linked to new high powered gaming devices such as new and more powerful gaming PC’s and Microsoft PlayStation 5.
Some of the risks involve:
Experiencing physical injury
Negative impact on mental wellbeing
Experiencing unwanted contact
Encountering harmful content
Oversharing private information
Spending real money
The following NSPCC link covers this in more detail: Virtual Reality Headsets | NSPCC
During periods of National Lockdown, we used google classroom in order to conduct home learning. Going forward, should a child be required to isolate, class teachers will continue to use Google Classroom to set home learning. This ensures pupils are confident in using the platform, should a lockdown occur again.