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.