Internet Safety:

 

INTERNET SAFETY WEEK 2016

Commencing on the 8th February, our school held its very own Internet Safety week, to coincide with the UK Internet Safety Day on the 9th February. Throughout the week, classes undertook various activities to promote awareness of ensuring children know how to keep themselves save online and how it can be used as a positive tool. One of the main aims from the UK Safer Internet Centre was to encourage young people to unite and create a better internet for all so within school, we started to create our own Digital Magna Carta on what we would like the internet to be. In addition, we had a "Positive Message" afternoon where photographs of children (and some teachers!) were posted around the KS2 building and children could "post" positive comments about the pictures.

On Wednesday afternoon, the new digital ambassadors aka "Tech Team" delivered a Internet Safety Worship to KS2 children, while Mrs Dunn and our KS1 "Tech Team Member" conducted a similar one to KS1.

On Wednesday night, we hosted our first online safety workshop for parents which was ran by the NSPCC and O2. This workshop is part of a new initiative which the two companies are starting to roll out across the UK and we were lucky to be able to host the free workshop. It was very informative and a good opportunity to clarify information or ask questions to the experts as well as share any worries or concerns. Thank you to those parents who attended the evening and from the feedback we have received, this might be something we will hold again in the future. In the meantime, if you have any concerns or would like some further information, please see the useful links below or speak to Miss Gibbs (our Computing Co-ordinator).   

Useful Links:

What are they up to online: http://watuto.net/?page_id=5

Think U Know:  https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/parents/

Internet Matters:  http://www.internetmatters.org/

O2/NSPCC: http://www.o2.co.uk/help/nspcc

Some pointers on how to stay SAFE online:

  • Only communicate with people you know

  • Keep passwords and login details private and safe

  • Keep phones and other mobile devices secure and well hidden when not in use

  • Block (if you know how) and report (to an adult) anything you see that you think is inappropriate

  • Being online DOES NOT give you protection or anonymity, so don’t do anything online that you wouldn’t do face-to-face

Think about the answers to these questions:

  • Do you really know everybody on your ‘friends’ list?

  • Do you know how to use and set privacy and security settings?

  • Do you ever get messages from strangers? If so, what did you do?

  • Are people in your group of friends ever mean to each other, or to other people, online?

  • Has anyone ever been mean to you? If so, did you tell a trusted adult about it?

If you have any concerns about these questions or about anything else related to online safety, talk to an adult that you can trust, either a member of your family or someone at school.

For more support and advice, click the links below:

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