Friday, 8 February 2019

Online safety

Throughout the week the school has embarked on embracing and delivering the message for safer internet day which this year was about getting permission.  From nursery right up to Year 6, the message about online etiquette has been shared with different ideas been talked about and role play scenarios been acted out.  Here are a few examples of the range of activities that the children have been doing.

Nursery  - We watched a story with Buddy the dog about keeping safe online and talked about how the children should always ask for help if they see something strange if they are playing on a phone or a tablet.

Class CH – The children heard the story of Buddy the dog. It was perfectly pitched at the children’s level and instigated lots of discussion and responses from the children. They seemed to really understand the importance and relevance to their own experiences and seemed to grasp the fact that they should always ask a grown-up for help.  There will be 
an ongoing discussion and reminders for them.

Class JC – We talked about checking with parents before saying yes to buying things.  We learnt that 'accept' means yes and 'deny' means no.  We discussed how you could pretend to be someone else on the computer because nobody can see you.   

Class LH – we watched a video about Zap and Zoom and about buying things online in games.  We discussed what to do if a stranger or someone we don’t know tries to join in a game we are playing online.  We then role played this scenario about asking an adult for help.

Class RH - Class RH have done posters after watching some informative clips on internet safety.

Class SC - We have discussed giving permission, as is the theme of SID this year.  We also had a class discussion and are creating some posters.

Class PASB – shared a factual informative powerpoint and had a very detailed and involved discussion about online safety and addressed some of the myths that surround online activity.

Parents session

In addition to this, Mrs Hall ran an online safety awareness session for the parents.  There was a lot of discussion shared amongst the videos and quizzes which questioned a variety of aspects of social media, staying safe online and addressed the importance that as a school, we instil into the children the correct way to behave online and that it is the responsibility of parents to support the school in this message.

Online safety is taken very seriously here at school and we do share, remind and talk to the children throughout the year, not just on Internet Safety Day, on how to stay safe online.