Our children love to use the internet specially to play games and to communicate with their friends. The way they start using computers and the guidance they are given at this young age can set them on the right path to being safer in later life.
At our school we ensure that our children are taught the basic tips of Internet Safety in every year group.
We recently had an Internet Safety Day. It was run by Paul Hay who is an expert in Internet Safety. Paul worked with the teachers to lead an assembly and run class lessons.
For years 3 and 4, we use a cartoon which was created by the Child Exploitation and Online Protection agency (CEOPs).
You can see the cartoon on YouTube by clicking here
They learn the 4 Top Tips they need to remember.
You can download your copy of the 4 Top Tips Here
The cartoon Is one of a series created by CEOP aimed at primary years. All three cartoons can be found here
Years 5 and 6 had an extended special lesson to help them understand social media and how to be careful using it. It included looking at private information and how to be careful with what they share with strangers.
We also held a session for parents. It is important for all parents to learn about how children use the internet so they can carry on the discussion with their own children at home. For those who were unable to attend, Paul has provided a video of the session
Paul has provided links to useful sites to learn more about Internet Safety and watch other related videos. Here is the site
He is also happy for parents to contact him with any questions you may have.
Additional advice and support:
Please click on the links below to view the nationally acclaimed website for support - 'ThinkUKnow'
ThinkUKnow website for children
ThinkUKnow website for parents/carers
You might also be interestd in the information contained in the attached website 'Children, ICT and e-safety which was created to support Kent schools and these other useful websites:
http://www.o2.co.uk/parents from o2.
Unfortunately not the ones with chocolate chips.
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