Safer Internet Day – 11th February

As you may have heard, today is World Safer Internet Day 2020!

This is an incredibly important day as it is a good time to talk about how we can keep children safe in a world that is more online than ever.

Here are some useful links from the UK Safer Internet Centre that will help keep kids safe when browsing the internet:

https://www.saferinternet.org.uk/

Also here are some interesting links to visit depending on which class you or your child is in:

    Reception, Year 1 & 2:

Nice simple video with opportunities to pause and discuss online safety and keeping personal information private https://youtube.com/watch?v=aMSHtE42mmI&feature=youtu.be

There is a whole load of resources here that link to a story called Smartie the Penguin. The lesson is labelled for Year 1 & Year 2 but the Year 1 lesson would be fine for reception too.

https://www.childnet.com/resources/smartie-the-penguin

    Year 3:

Video about why it is important to protect your identity online and would lead nicely into an activity creating an avatar. https://vimeo.com/372334901

    Year 4 & 5:

Great set of videos about online gaming. There are some great guidelines and tips for online safety and settings for consoles. https://www.bbc.com/ownit/curations/gaming

    Year 6

There are some great videos here about social media (particularly snap chat) and how it can be used safely.

https://www.bbc.com/ownit/curations/under-pressure

TikTok eSafety Information

It has been brought to our attention that some pupils may be using this Social Media platform. This is not advised for under 13 year olds due to the nature of the content. Parental guidance and knowledge is recommended as with any social media craze so please be vigilant. Below are some helpful links. If you require further help then please contact the School.

https://www.commonsensemedia.org/blog/parents-ultimate-guide-to-tiktok

https://www.tiktok.com/safety/resources/safety-videos?lang=en&appLunch=web

Stay Safe Online

Staying Safe Online

 

1)      Don’t post any personal information online – like your address, email address or mobile number.

2)      Think carefully before posting pictures or videos of yourself.  Once you’ve put  a picture of yourself online most people can see it and may be able to download it, it’s not just yours anymore.

3)      Keep your privacy settings as high as possible

4)      Never give out your passwords

5)      Don’t befriend people you don’t know

6)      Don’t meet up with people you’ve met online.  Speak to your parent or carer about people suggesting you do

7)      Remember that not everyone online is who they say they are

8)      Think carefully about what you say before you post something online

9)      Respect other people’s views, even if you don’t agree with someone else’s views doesn’t mean you need to be rude

10)   If you see something online that makes you feel uncomfortable, unsafe or worried: leave the website, turn off your computer if you want to and tell a trusted adult immediately.