At Lowerplace we love technology and are really lucky to have access to lots of computers and tablets. They are great fun and really help us with our learning. It’s very important that we know how to use computers safely and responsibly. The video below shows how some people do not always behave how they should when online.
Here are SID’s Top Tips to help you stay safe online:
For more information, visit the Thinkuknow website.
As part of our Safer Internet Day activities, KS2 have been completing quizzes to help them make sensible choices when online. I have been using Kahoot, an excellent website for setting quizzes which you can complete on tablets, phones or computers.
The year 5/6 quiz includes some of the questions from the year 3/4 quiz, but without the videos to help answer them. There are additional questions prompted by this CEOP video. I have included a link rather than embedding the video, as the themes maybe upsetting for some younger children. You can try the quiz by clicking on the link below.
The best way for children to stay safe online is for parents and carers to maintain a dialogue with them. I would strongly advise you to visit the UK Safer Internet Centre, and in particular the pages for parents and carers where you can find advice and guidance on a variety of internet safety issues including ISP settings, social network privacy settings and gaming.
If you have ay questions or concerns, please come and see me in school.
I have now worked with nearly all the classes in the school. We have discussed the importance of safety and agreed some guidelines for the year ahead. Access to the internet is not restricted to school so it is important that parents and carers are also aware of the issues. Therefore I thought it would be useful to summarise what I have covered.
Key Stage Two
We have discussed the potential risks of being online. we used the thinkuknow cybercafe website to go through some online scenarios and discussed what choices could be made. We then followed up with an activity asking children to choose appropriate actions online and explain their choices. It would be useful if you could complete the cybercafe activity with your child and talk about the issues raised. This may also help raise your understanding of eSafety issues.
There are further resources available in the 11-16 section of the CEOP website. I would advise you to review this content to decide if it is appropriate for your child.
Key Stage One
We watched Lee and Kim’s Animal Adventures where the children learned 4 top tips to stay safe on line. We then played a board game to re-enforce these messages. This video is only available in school, however there are some similar messages in the Hector’s World series of cartoons. I will be running an eSafety parent workshop later in the term where you can see all these resources.
Finally, I have discussed the CEOP button with all the children. You can now see this on the sidebar of all our blogs. This links to advice for teachers, parents and children of all ages. It also directs you to other agencies which can help. I will also add links to all the other sites mentioned in this post.
There will be further information sent home in the next few days, but if you have any questions or concerns in the meantime, please do not hesitate to contact through the school office.