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.
Today, year 1 will be learning how to visit places safely online. The internet is a wonderful place which lets you explore places without having to actually visit them. Have a look at the Chester Zoo website – you can see all the animals from the comfort of your own classroom.
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.
In the run up to Safer Internet Day 2016, KS2 will be agreeing their own digital rights and responsibilities. This activity has been inspired by the British Library’s project to create a Digital Magna Carta. Here is the inventor of the World Wide Web, Sir Tim Berners-Lee explaining why we need it:
Now, in your group choose features you would like to to include in the Digital Magna Carta. If you would like some ideas, have a look at this page.
With Safer Internet 2016 day approaching I have been talking with KS1 about the way we use computers and the internet. We discussed how we communicate with each other, what information we should keep private and who we should trust when online. We watched ‘Lee and Kim’s Adventures’ and agreed SID’s four top tips.
Next week, the children will be designing internet safety posters to re-enforce these important messages.