This week marked international “Safer Internet Day” with various events within the school.
In class, discussions were held to highlight how children can stay safe online with reminders given about their previous learning and this has been built upon as appropriate depending on each year group.
Key Stage 2 used video resources or role play situations to engage the learning and deepen the understanding with the children. A great deal of discussion amongst older groups in dealing with specific situations also took place.
Key stage 1 created internet posters and identified key facts that should not be given away online or to friends to help stay safe online.
Advice was given to our early years and nursery children using "Smartie the Penguin" to help.
Alongside these class based activities, we held the parent’s session run by the NSPCC in which the workshop enabled parents to identify how to keep their children safe online. We will continue to keep parents updated via parentmail throughout the year with various resources and facts too.
Within the school, we also had an online poster competition this half term. The winners will be announced in assembly after half term.
The safer internet day is an international event but actually here at Sir Robert Hitcham's our internet safety learning continues from the beginning to the end of each academic year, not just on one day! Online safety is discussed regularly throughout the year when children are using devices within the school and staff have regular updates too.